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Laidback Luke Breaks Down His Remix of Avicii’s ‘S.O.S.’

Laidback Luke has shared a behind-the-scenes look at his remix of Avicii‘s “S.O.S.” featuring Aloe Blacc.

“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.

Watch above.

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Listen to Avicii’s First Posthumous Single ‘S.O.S.’ Feat. Aloe Blacc

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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.

Related: Avicii ‘Without You’ Remix Contest Winners Announced

Avicii ‘Without You’ Remix Contest Winners Announced

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Avicii in the studio. (Photo source: Instagram)

After careful consideration, Avicii has picked France’s Notre Dame and Japan’s Tokima Tokio as the winners of DJcity’s “Without You” remix contest!

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!

Related: Finalists for Avicii ‘Without You’ Remix Contest

Finalists for Avicii ‘Without You’ Remix Contest

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DJcity has picked the 10 finalists for the official AviciiWithout Youremix 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

MAYACCII, Russia

Melo.Kids, Poland

Notre Dame, France

Redax, Germany

Rozen, Brazil

Tokima Tokio, Japan

Tony & Voxon, Latvia and United Arab Emirates

Vinil, Sweden

Related: Watch This Drummer’s Entry Video for Avicii’s ‘Without You’ Remix Contest

Watch This Drummer’s Entry Video for Avicii’s ‘Without You’ Remix Contest

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The deadline to enter DJcity and Geffen Recordsremix 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.

Related: DJcity and Geffen Records Launch Remix Contest for Avicii’s ‘Without You’

DJcity and Geffen Records Launch Remix Contest for Avicii’s ‘Without You’

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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.

Dozens Hospitalized After Avicii Concert in Boston

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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:
 


 
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Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up’ is Spotify’s Most-Played Song Ever


 
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!”

 
Source: Billboard
 
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