There may be an awful lot of talk surrounding Avicii and his debut album TRUE, but his LE7ELS imprint has not gone unnoticed for 2013. Back with a vengeance to follow-up Ashley Walbridges “Crush,” the spotlight falls on young Aussie duo New Found Sound for their label debut “AYE.” True to Australia’s penchant from quirky club cuts, the track takes a far grungier approach to that of the label’s well-groomed discography. Led with rigid guitar riffs and stiff beat work, the duos first strike for LE7ELS already sounds primed for summer festival action and the electro house charts alike. Bounce after the break to see the teaser and grab the track on Monday from Beatport. (more…)Posted by
Avicii brought new material to Ultra Music Festival and an exclusive promo mix earlier this year, but his debut album will be delivered in full this coming September. Entitled TRUE, Avicii’s forthcoming studio album has been one of the most highly-anticipated efforts in dance music post-RAM. Collaborators include, as previously reported, Nile Rodgers, Mac Davis, Mike Einziger, and Aloe Blacc, who is featured on the lead single due June 25th, “Wake Me Up.” TRUE will be released via Ash Pournouri’s PRMD Music and Island Records; here is what Avicii had to say about the album:
“This is about me being true to my sound but also to my own influences and musical preferences. This album consists 100% of songs I personally love. It’s true to me, true to my brand, true to Avicii.” – Avicii
There’s no hashtag in the @Avicii album title. However, we will hashtag the shit out of it. #TRUE – @AshPunani
With his new album and lead single “Wake Me Up” leading Avicii into his new era, and another Electric Daisy Carnival headlining performance around the corner, rewind back two summers to 2011. A set reminiscent of a career focal point, Avicii’s 2011 EDC set is centered around the initial love for “Levels” and includes classics such as his takes “Sweet Dreams,” “Blessed,” “Drowning,” and “Rapture.” His 80-minute outing opened strong with Henrik B’s “Acid Rocker” and closed similarly with his remix of Tiesto’s “Escape Me.” Enter a world of Swedish nostalgia before witnessing Avicii’s altered display in Las Vegas this weekend.
Avicii unveiled his new bluegrass-influenced tunes earlier this year, taking a risk at Ultra Music Festival, and later outed a promo mix packed with tracks from his forthcoming album. With Random Access Memories out of sight, Avicii’s studio album is perhaps the most anticipated of the year, and its lead single will finally see its world premiere this Friday, June 14th on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 show. Entitled “Wake Me Up,” Avicii’s next record is distant from anything he’s produced before, setting the benchmark for his new sound and his new album.Posted by
Weekend Rewind: Avicii’s first international hit ‘ManMan’ released after Pete Tong competition win in 2008
After Tim Berg won Pete Tong’s Fast Trax BBC Radio 1 competition by a landslide vote of 70% in favour in 2008, he had track “ManMan” released on Pete’s imprint Bedroom Bedlam. Quickly launching himself into international limelight, fellow producer Laidback Luke even commented on Avicii on his MySpace saying “[Avicii], by winning this competition, left many contesters behind in their dust. / So a big CONGRATULATIONS to these brilliant DJs for winning the contest and all the luck with their future careers!” Shortly afterwards, Avicii officially signed to At Night Management, and quickly advanced through the levels of notoriety to where is he is today.Posted by
The final eighteen Burn Studios Residency contestants have spent the last two weeks in an intensive bootcamp stationed on Ibiza. The bootcamp, comprised of master classes from the mentors, technical lectures, and several other challenges including opportunities to perform, offers three winners residencies at white isle hotspots. The first three mentors — Fatboy Slim, Solomun, and Joe Goddard — each taught the contestants something different ranging from how to create a killer mix and offering production guidance, to the importance of image and sneak peeks at new music. The second trio of mentors, which includes Avicii, Maceo Plex, and Steve Lawler brought with them their own set of tricks.
Upon his arrival to Ibiza Avicii unwrapped a surprise for two contestants who were invited to perform alongside the star at an exclusive Burn Yard event — part of the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Budapest. Fire Flowerz and Yamato were chosen as the winners of this prize and both expressed excitement. “We’re totally overwhelmed to have been chosen to perform with Avicii in such an exciting environment and in front of such a huge crowd, it’s incredible.” said Fire Flowerz.
In addition to mentoring contestants in the studio, Avicii also gave contestants an exclusive sneak peak of his debut artist album, due out later this year.Posted by
Sometimes the beauty and power of electronic top lines get lost in the endless cascades of synthetic noise and elevated drops that so often define the new wave of dance music. We’ve all heard “I Could Be The One” countless times in the past, but stripping out the flighty synthwork and replacing it with a delicate piano roll allows the vocals to take center stage, transforming the Avicii and Nicky Romero anthem into a pleasantly emotive experience.
Anyone who says there isn’t beauty in dance music is dead wrong and this acoustic rendition of “I Could Be The One” proves it.Posted by
Nile Rodgers continues with EDM collaborations, works with Avicii, David Guetta, Disclosure and more
With IMS Ibiza in full swing, Twitter has been inundated with 140 character anecdotes from some of the days’ most notable speakers. Some interesting snippets from Nile Rodgers’ talk have made their way across the social sphere, discussing the disco icons future collaborations.
After working with Thomas and Guy-Man on Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories, Nile continued working with electronic producers including Avicii, calling the young Swede “one of my favorite songwriting partners I’ve had in a long time. I have so much respect for him.” UK Garage revivalists Disclosure are also in Nile’s collaboration rolodex, alongside Chase & Status, Etienna Daho and David Guetta.
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Long serving Swedish producer Henrik B makes a long-overdue return to the digital market, this time alongside national peers Niklas Gustavsson and Peter Johansson for Avicii’s LE7ELS imprint with “Echoes.” As premiered on Avicii’s Levels podcast last year, the Swedish trio employs the familiar sample work of The Police’s “Voices Inside My Head” with the utmost effect. An uplifting and radio friendly offering built on extensive melodic stamina and unprecedented production quality, the extended silence of Henrik B is more made amends for in light of this inoffensive tip to the potential for quality peak time dance music and his nations extensive reign upon the craft. Pick up “Echoes” now on Beatport. (more…)Posted by
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. This week, we feature gems from Claude VonStroke, Dirty South, Chuckie, and more.