“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‘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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
After teasing it on Friday, David Guetta has officially released his new single “Lovers on the Sun.” The track features rising vocalist Sam Martin and co-production from Avicii, Giorgio Tuinfort, and Frederic Riesterer.
Dozens of people were taken to the hospital from an Avicii show at TD Garden Wednesday night for problems with “drinking, drug use, and heat in the arena,” reports local news station CBS Boston.
Boston EMS told the station that 36 young men and women were taken to local hospitals and another 50 people were treated inside the venue. Their Deputy Superintendent said that none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening.
Avicii responded to the incident after the show:
Just hearing the awful news abt tonight. Its a terrible thing, I rly hope everyone is ok! My thoughts go to those affected & their families.
Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” has reached 200 million streams, making it Spotify’s most-streamed song of all-time. The Swedish producer’s Aloe Blacc-assisted hit surpassed “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons, which takes the number two position at 182 million streams.
“I’m so excited to be the first artist to reach 200 million streams on Spotify. I’ve had an amazing year, so a massive thanks to all of my fans!”