Tim Bergling, a Swedish DJ-Producer most notably known as Avicii passes away at 28 just this Friday. The Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ started out when he was 16. He is a part of a new wave of DJ-producers, like David Guetta, Calvin Harris and Swedish House Mafia, who totally disrupted the scene DJ music scene as hey became lead performers in their own leagues.
One of the most popular songs he has ever produced is “Le7els” which reached No. 1 in Sweden and has gained his first Grammy-nomination. That doesn’t stop there thou, he is also known for his popular songs that sent him to the top of the charts and landed him on the US Billboard. His most recognized song, “Wake Me Up,” was a multi-platinum success that peaked at No. 4 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that on the dance charts, he had seven Top 10 hits.
“When I look back on my life, I think: whoa, did I do that? It was the best time of my life in a sense. It came with a price – a lot of stress a lot of anxiety for me – but it was the best journey of my life.” – Avicii
Just last year, he posted a message promising to keep creating: “The next stage will be all about my love of making music to you guys. It is the beginning of something new.”
And then this tragedy struck. Another ICON lost in his early 20’s. Avicii’s death is not just a loss to his fans, his family, his friends, most of all he is a big big big loss to the music itself. His work is not just a masterpiece, it is a doorway to art and music in a more realistic form by itself.
He is by far one of the most talented souls to have ever made EDM music relevant as his songs/melodies bring you to a deeper and a more profound space. Electronic dance music lovers out there mourn this tragic death. He is known to have passed away while he was in Muscat. Oman.
We will miss you Avicii. I shall leave you with one of his most insightful phrases on Avicii: “True Stories”
“I needed to figure out my life,” he continued. “The whole thing was about success for the sake of success. I wasn’t getting any happiness anymore. Now that I have more time in the studio, I want to learn as much about other genres as possible. That’s what I love the most – having a session with Nile Rodgers, for instance, and getting an understanding of music that’s invaluable.”– Avicii