“S.O.S.” is the first single off of the late producer’s forthcoming album, TIM. It was DJcity’s most-downloaded track of April. Luke’s remix puts a big room spin on Avicii’s poppy, tropical house sound.
In the video, Luke gives a layer-by-layer breakdown of his remix in Ableton. He discusses the synthesizers, drum samples, and plug-ins he uses, and ends with an overview of his mastering process.
Avicii (Credit: Sean Eriksson)
Avicii‘s highly-anticipated first posthumous single has arrived. The track, which is titled “S.O.S.,” features “Wake Me Up” singer Aloe Blacc. It will appear on the Swedish artist’s upcoming posthumous album, TIM, which drops June 6.
“When Tim Bergling passed away on April 20, 2018, he was close to completing a new album,” the press release says. “The songwriters that Tim was collaborating with on this album have continued the process to get as close to his vision as possible.”
“Since Tim’s passing, the family decided not to keep the music locked away – instead they wanted to share it with his fans all around the world.”
Avicii’s net income from the album will go to the nonprofit Tim Bergling Foundation, which among other things, helps prevent mental illness and suicide.
Stream “S.O.S.” below and download it on DJcity.
Avicii in the studio. (Photo source: Instagram)
The original plan was to select one winner, but Avicii loved both Notre Dame and Tokima Tokio’s remixes, so he chose both! They will each receive $5,000 cash and have their remixes released on Geffen Records.
Listen to their remixes and the original version below.
Thank you to everyone who entered the contest!
We received entries from all around the world and of a wide variety of styles. It took a long time to listen to them, but we made sure to hear each one. Now that we’ve selected the finalists, it’s up to Avicii to pick the winner.
The winner, which will be announced on Sept. 20, will receive $5,000 and have his or her remix released on Geffen Records.
Check out the finalists below (in alphabetical order).
Arc North, Sweden
Mark Pride, Croatia
Notre Dame, France
Tokima Tokio, Japan
The deadline to enter DJcity and Geffen Records’ remix contest for Avicii‘s new single “Without You” has come and gone. The judges spent the weekend reviewing submissions and found one that really stood out.
London-based DJ/producer AFISHAL‘s remix has unfortunately been disqualified for containing unauthorized samples. However, his video deserves to be shared as an honorable mention.
AFISHAL performs his remix live on the Tremor, a drum set-like MIDI controller he designed in collaboration with Roland. Pre-programmed samples, lights, and graphics are all triggered with the hit of a pad. AFISHAL has toured the world with his innovative rig, including a performance for Prince Harry.
DJcity will announce 10 finalists for the “Without You” remix contest on Wednesday, Sept. 13. Avicii will then select the winning remix which will be announced on Sept. 20. The winning submission will be released by Geffen Records as an official remix. The winner will also receive a prize of $5,000 and will be featured on DJcity’s blog and social media.
Watch AFISHAL’s submission above.
DJcity has teamed up with Geffen Records on a remix contest for Avicii‘s new single “Without You” featuring Sandro Cavazza. The infectious progressive house track recently debuted at No. 18 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart.
Geffen Records was founded in 1980 by industry heavyweight David Geffen. Earlier this year, Universal Music Group relaunched the label with a roster that includes Avicii, DJ Snake, Lil Jon, AlunaGeorge, and Gryffin.
The winning submission will be released by Geffen Records as an official remix. The winner will also receive a cash prize of $5,000 and be featured on DJcity’s blog and social media.
Get more info and enter the contest here.
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