Stemming from the album’s ‘#truereveal’ comes new details surrounding Avicii‘s debut album. Confirmed by Tim himself via Facebook, the second single from TRUEwill be “You Make Me,” the track originally debuted at Ultra Music Festival featuring “Silhouettes” vocalist Salem Al Fakir. Now available for pre-order, get Avicii’s sophomore single ahead of the album’s September 30th release date. Listen to “You Make Me” as streamed from the exclusive April promo mix below.
Forbes has just released its list of the top earning electronic talent in 2013. Despite earning more than he had in 2012, Tiësto lost his Top Earner title to Calvin Harris, who netted $46 million dollars in 2013, out-earning not only Tiësto but Jay Z, Kanye West and Katy Perry as well.
Based on annual earning estimates that include income from live shows, endorsements, merchandise sales, recorded music sales, external business ventures and television appearances. The poll also includes DJ Pauly D, who despite his lack of dance music street cred, makes at least half of his income from DJ gigs, matching Diplo for the 12th spot on the list.
Electronic music’s top 12 earners raked in over a quarter of a billion dollars in 2013, DJing their way to $268 million in revenue over the course of the last 12 months. See the full list after the break.
The hotly anticipated debut album from Avicii,TRUE, is right around the corner but before its September 17th release date Avicii and his team have set up an experiment to reveal the album’s artwork. Broadcast in real time, fans are urged to tweet at #TrueReveal in order to incrementally raise the volume of the sub woofer behind the black pane of glass. As more tweets pour in, the album’s “You Make Me” will grow louder and play longer until the track is played in full and the pressure from the sub shatters the glass to unveil the album’s official artwork.
Head over to www.thetruereveal.com to watch the process in real time, and share your deepest darkest secrets with Avicii and the rest of the internet by tweeting #TrueReveal. We promise we aren’t judging.
In a recent video interview special with VEVO entitled “Becoming: Avicii,” the Swede responsible for “Levels” and the explosive career that followed opens up about his earliest days in the electronic dance music sphere. Beginning with his name, Tim explains “the name Avicii means the lowest level of Buddhist hell,” and how he chose the moniker when finding that his real name was already used upon creating his MySpace page.
He dates his earliest inspiration to house music blogs, where after using them to explore new music he decided to send them original material. In result, Ash Pournouri spotted the youngster and reached out, becoming his manager soon after. Tim went on to discuss producing and DJing during that time period before giving credit to those who helped him in his earliest days.
For those of you who haven’t filled your country house quota quite yet and crave more of that southern twang, Germany’s Pretty Pink has created a unique edit of Avicii’s ubiquitous hit. Using beautiful vocal harmonies wright with a groove-induced melody, the talented producer turns “Wake Me Up“ into a slightly deeper variety without comprising its buoyant charm. It’s incredibly refreshing to hear unprocessed vocals laid over as oppose to the auto-tuned mecca we are used to in the house world.
September 17th; mark it on your calendars. Avicii is set to finally release TRUE, his debut album originally premiered at Ultra Music Festival, that has since garnered worldwide attention behind its lead single, “Wake Me Up.” The Aloe Blacc collaboration kicks off the album’s 12-track showcase, whichcontinues subsequently with a stellar contributing cast. With its tracklist revealed and its pre-order now available, fans can anticipate multiple appearances from Audra Mae and Incubus’s Mike Einziger, a pair of collaborations with disco legend Nile Rodgers, as well as cameos from Adam Lambert and Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons. Jump below the break for the full tracklist and pre-order link before Avicii’s debut drops this fall.
Editors’ Note: A long lost production turned myth of sorts has made its way to the album as Avicii will finally release “Edom” as the grand finale of TRUE.
Race cars and energy drinks suddenly have Avicii in common. The household name producer has teamed up with Burn energy drink and racing’s Lotus F1 Team on “Speed,” a tune debuted at #burnYARD Budapest. In the tune the Swede takes listeners on the fast-track to a good time, throwing plucky guitar, plodding piano and a percussive beat in the mix for a beyond-progressive rock-like sound. Released as a free download for the first 10,000 to head to Burn’s Facebook page, zoom over here to grab your copy before it’s too late.
After clinching the fast-selling single of the year a few weeks back, Avicii and the At Night Management team have released the official video for “Wake Me Up” — the first single off his forthcoming debut album True, which will be released in September. The video stars young woman and her daughter feeling out of place in an old country town until they stumble upon modern day Los Angeles and later into an Avicii show, which happens to be footage from this year’s Ultra Music Festival with Aloe Blacc on vocals.
Although he’s been touring like a madman this summer, Avicii is back in the studio with the newest take on his monthly Levels podcast. This time recorded directly after his weekly Sunday residency set at Ushuaia Ibiza, Tim offers a peak inside what he’s been up to this summer as well as what we can expect from his upcoming album. His tracklist kicks off with a funked up Kastra remix of One Republic’s “If I Lose Myself,” moving to his favorites like a Shoe Scene Symphony remix of Kaskade’s “It’s You It’s Me” to Pang!’s Slow Things Down mix of “Wake Me Up”, along with 10 additional must have tracks of the summer.
In the world of Avicii, 2011 was the year of “Levels.” It was a year that saw a meteoric rise of a young Swede after the success of one tune. And that rise allowed Avicii to showcase some of his best then-current projects, arranged in such a way to construct one of the most highly demanded live shows across the dance world. Taking his golden act to Belgium for Tomorrowland in July of 2011, Avicii would put his display beneath the community’s brightest lights, and to no surprise he illuminated the weekend entirely. His classic remixes such as “Drowning,” “Blessed,” and “Rapture” only complimented his originals of “My Feelings For You” and “Fade Into Darkness” that had Avicii sitting high for the duration of that summer.