Today, fans across the globe reminisce on one of the greatest EDM DJs/producers. Avicii was a legend that introduced so many young people to the dance music scene. It’s been half a decade since his devastating passing, but we continue to reflect on his meteoric rise, his struggles with fame, and his lasting impact on the world of music. In honor of the beloved Swedish DJ and producer, Tomorrowland’s One World Radio will be dedicating the entire day to playing his tracks.
Tune in at 12:00 (ET) to celebrate Avicii’s music and greatest moments. One World Radio will also broadcast his mainstage set from Tomorrowland 2015, which was not only his last mainstage set, but also one of his greatest career achievements. The radio special event will be hosted by MC Stretch, The Mainstage host, who will also share the most beautiful anecdotes about Avicii.
Tim Bergling, adopted the stage name Avicii, derived from the Buddhist term for hell, which he chose to represent his determination to rise above the challenges and obstacles he faced in his life. His 2011 release of “Levels” catapulted him to international superstardom. The track became an instant sensation, topping charts in multiple countries. His unique style, characterized by uplifting melodies, soulful vocals, and a fusion of electronic and folk elements, became known as “progressive house”.
Avicii’s meteoric rise to fame came with its challenges. As his popularity soared, he found himself thrust into the spotlight and facing the pressures of the music industry. The constant touring, performing, and demands of his work took a toll on his physical and mental health. Avicii struggled with anxiety, stress, and other health issues, exacerbated by the excessive party culture that often accompanies the music scene.
On April 20th, 2018, Avicii was found dead in Muscat, Oman, at the age of 28. The loss of the young talent sent shockwaves through the music world, and fans and fellow musicians alike mourned his passing. The cause of death was later revealed to be suicide, shedding light on the mental health struggles that Avicii had faced. Despite his untimely death, Avicii’s legacy continues to thrive. His music continues to captivate listeners, and his impact on the electronic dance music genre is undeniable. His music will live on forever, and today, we honor his legacy.