Liverpool and the rest of the world in shock as iconic DJ Avicii is found dead

The creator of the soundtrack to our noughties summers has sadly died at the age of 28.

The news of Swedish DJ, Avicii’s death swept across the globe earlier today (Friday 20th April 2018) and fellow musicians and fans from all corners of the world took to social media to pay tribute to the Swedish musician, DJ, record producer and pioneer of EDM.

Avicii, real name Tim Bergling was a Grammy Award nominated artist who enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame since releasing his debut single in 20067. Having worked with the biggest names in the business from David Guetta, Roger Sanchez, Eric Morillo, Aloe Blacc, Tiesto, Coldplay, Daft Punk and so many more, Avicii played his final live performance in Ibiza in August 2016 before announcing his retirement from touring, citing health problems.

Avicii, respected and revered by his peers and millions of fans, worldwide, and was no stranger to the north west, playing Creamfields in 2012, 2013, 2014 and finally in 2016. Avicii produced banger after banger that have become the soundtrack to our summers, festival days and the most memorable nights out. We’ve literally started our day with ‘Wake Me Up’ and refused to leave any club playing ‘You Make Me’, the kind of tunes that just stay forever young.

Anyone else remember this……

 


Local and international DJ’s and artists have posted moving tributes on social media…..

Calvin Harris

Anton Powers

Aloe Blacc

CamelPhat

Martin Solveig

Lee Butler

Like you, we’ve spent this evening playing all our favourite Avicii tracks, from collaborations, remixes and straight up chart toppers, in tribute to talent who literally changed the face of music.

Here’s our top three Avicci tracks that will stay forever young….

3 – Avicii V Nicky Romero, I Could Be The One

2 – Avicii, Levels

1 – Avicii, Wake Me Up

Stick some Avicii tunes on tonight and pay tribute to a true musical legend of our time. What’s your favourite Avicii track? Drop us a line on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with your tributes.

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