In what can only be seen as another sign of the times, MTV has added a new category to its annual Video Music Awards show: Best Electronic Dance Music Video. There are five videos nominated for the MTV Moonman, and the selection isn’t exactly what we’d call surprising. We’ve got Avicii’s “Levels,” Calvin Harris’ “Feels So Close,” Duck Sauce’s “Big Bad Wolf,” Martin Solveig’s “The Night Out,” and Skrillex’s “First of the Year (Equinox).” Keep reading to see the videos in question, and head over to MTV to cast your vote.
When Avicii first announced the Le7els podcast, it was supposed to be a monthly occurrence featuring commentary from Tim and Ash. Fast-forward over eighteen months since the first installment hit iTunes, and we’re only on
#7, er, #6B. The mix lacks commentary because Avicii he “hasn’t had time to sit down with Ash” , but features some great tracks like Spenca’s “Superstition” featuring Stevie Wonder and “April” by Syn Cole. Although we would say that “Dreaming Wide Awake” is a great addition, it was it was featured in podcast #005, making this second coming that much less impressive.
We wish Avicii would produce these podcasts in a more timely manner because including some of the lesser known tracks into his sets could make for a much more refreshing experience. After all, Tiesto manages to pump out a full two hour mix every week. Still, check out the tracklist for yourself below and subscribe on iTunes for the latest.
Today marks the launch of UMF TV, which will be a reoccurring mini-documentary style video series focusing on artists who play at Ultra Music Festival events. The first episode features the one and only Avicii as he takes over some of Miami’s most impressive decks. The video captures the moment he met Madonna, when he was joined on stage by Afrojack and Skrillex, and also captures Tim’s account on how important this moment was. The video thankfully does not include “Levels” (10 minutes at the festival was more than enough) but it does give us warm memories of that night in Miami. If those nine minutes were not enough, check out our review of Avicii’s set and don’t forget to catch the release of “Can U Feel It” on Sunday.Posted by
We first brought you the news that Avicii had signed on to be the face of Ralph Lauren’s Denim & Supply Fall 2012 line back in April. That story has come to fruition as some of the first images of the campaign have surfaced online today. In addition to print advertisements, the full campaign will feature a Silhouettes remix music video filmed by photographer Mark Seliger that is set to be released on August 3rd.
Avicii has been at the forefront of the dance music explosion, and while we’ve seen other DJs crossover into consumer products like headphones and clothing lines, this is the first time we’ve seen one get into modeling. While Avicii was briefly featured in a Bud Light Platinum Super Bowl Commercial, partnering with a major fashion label — especially one as American as Ralph Lauren — solidifies the value of Avicii’s brand and relevance in American pop culture. Will this campaign change the unofficial rave dress code from ‘Party With Sluts’ tank tops to flannel and plaid? Only time will tell. Check after the break for a preview of the music video and a few of Avicii’s modeling shots.
Tim Bergling – AKA Avicii, if you’ve been living under a rock – has now become the face of the increasingly popular genre of dance music. It’s hard to deny the fact that Avicii’s rise has been meteoric, going from zero to 60 faster than anyone who has come before him. He recently sat down with Elite Daily to give more insight into what’s going on in his busy life.
When asked about his sound becoming mainstream, Tim said “I just kind of laugh when I see people, you know, telling me I’ve sold out or something like that because I haven’t changed anything.” Interestingly, Avicii reveals that he had minimal involvment with his controversial new stage design: “I trust Ash 100%, and after seeing it like I – you know, it’s one of the coolest things I’ve seen and I was so happy when I got to see it.” Avicii has gotten so used to the fame and playing for large crowds that it doesn’t even bother him anymore. “I’ll get nervous maybe like right before going on [for] like two or three seconds when I go up there. But then like the second I go up there, I just – like I’m not nervous anymore.” Check out the video for more insight on the superstar Swede, and don’t forget to check out our review of his recent show at Revel in Atlantic City.
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The newest hotel in Atlantic City stands ominously in the foreground, casting a foreboding shadow on its smaller, less elegant predecessors along the legendary New Jersey boardwalk. We had heard a lot about Revel in the last few months: rumors of its extravagance, its over the top $35 million club, HQ, and its goal to revitalize the dying nightlife in New Jersey’s most popular vacation spot. From the minute we walked through its glass doors and entered the 4 tiered atrium that serves as the casino’s central “hub” we knew that Revel had accomplished what it sought so hard to achieve: bringing all the pomp and grandeur of the Las Vegas atmosphere to the East Coast.
Little did we know that they were also bringing out the big guns in terms of musical talent.
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Pop stars, rock stars, actors, and heiresses aren’t the only celebrities teaming up with brands to promote their products, DJ’s are doing it too. After catching wind of Afrojack’s mayonnaise commercial we got to thinking about the variety of these advertisements floating around and decided to compile them in one place. The collaborations range from fitting to amusing while some are downright strange — nonetheless they’re all indicative of EDM’s explosive growth and influence across the globe. Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments. (more…)Posted by
Gina Star releases her third installment of the self titled Gina Star Podcast. In this series she breaks down her top 10 tracks from her SD card, we are glad that her tastes and DA‘s tastes are aligned because Avicii’s “Superlove” is an absolutely massive track that all the progressive kings play on a consistent basis. Dimitri Vangelis & Wyman’s “Russia” also gets a little love, it is truly underrated and needs more exposure to get exactly where it needs to be. The great part about this podcast is that it has a little bit of every style — doesn’t matter if you are a tech, progressive, or big room fan, Gina manages to incorporate all of them into her mix. Check out the tracklisting after the break and subscribe if you know what is best for your ears.
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A few months ago, Swedish House Mafia revealed that they were bowing out of their
Ushuaia residency, leaving a Swedish void to be filled. With the announcement of Avicii’s Summer Sunday residency it appears he has been chosen to take over the legendary beach hotel this year.
Although the young producer has performed just a handful of shows on the island, he feels ready to take on six dates throughout July and August. His productions are well received but his DJ skills are questionable, so we’re curious to see how the more discerning Ibizan crowds will react to his arrival. Read on for the complete list of performance dates and the supporting talent.
Update: Swedish House Mafia discontinued their Pacha residency — not Ushuaia. This article has been updated.
Update 2: AtNight has released the finalized lineups. Check them out below, or head over to the official website for more information.
After seeing the video to “Levels” we didn’t think that an Avicii music video could be weirder – well we were wrong. The official video for “Silhouettes” depicts a man undergoing gender reassignment surgery while a huge party is going on in a different scene. Avicii and his manager both make appearances in the video – Tim playing a cooking show host and Ash serving drinks at the bar. While we’re glad that this isn’t just a highlight video but we might have expected something different. Sound off in the comments about what you think.Posted by