One of the Greatest EDM Artists of All Time Passes Away
As a result of a fatal car crash, one of the world’s most acclaimed electronic music artists, Avicii, was found dead at age 28.
The Swedish-born producer was part of the EDM movement that took over American radio in the early 2010s. He is credited with bringing dance music to a global audience and had an influence on the genre that can still be heard today.
Avicii was born Tim Bergling on September 8, 1989 in Stockholm. At 16 he started uploading tracks to his own user-generated content site, where they gained recognition from fellow DJs and producers—including Tiesto—who helped him get signed by record labels such as Atoms for Peace and Le7els. After his hit single “Levels” became an international success, he toured worldwide with Tiësto, who said “I remember playing it for the first time and within three minutes knowing this was a future classic.”
One of the greatest electronic artists in history has passed away. I’m talking about the beloved DJ, Avicii.
I’ve been a huge fan of electronic music for as long as I can remember. It’s always been something about the beats and rhythms that have drawn me to it. When you combine that with an amazing voice and lyrics, it’s like heaven on earth.
Avicii was one of those artists for me. His songs “Levels” and “Wake Me Up” were some of my all-time favorites growing up. They’re both incredibly catchy and will get stuck in your head for days.
About a year ago, Avicii passed away at the age of 28 from suicide. He had been struggling with mental health issues for several years leading up to his death and ultimately decided to take his own life because he couldn’t take it anymore.
Avicii was an inspiration to many people around the world who suffered from depression or other mental illnesses. His songs gave them hope that they could overcome their struggles if they just tried hard enough to do so. He showed us all that no matter how bad things may seem at times, there is always light at the end of the tunnel!
One of the greatest electronic artists in history has passed away. Don’t worry, this isn’t a eulogy. I don’t have a personal relationship with him and I can’t say that I was a fan of his music. However, his impact on the electronic music industry is undeniable and incalculable.
If you grew up in the 90s, you definitely know who this artist is even if you didn’t know it at the time. This guy’s discography is probably the background noise to some of your most important memories:
Not only was he one of the first artists to create music that was entirely electronic, he also brought electronic music to the mainstream with songs like “Da Funk” and “Around The World.” His work has been used in countless commercials, television shows, and movies and inspired an entire generation of musicians to follow in his footsteps.
It’s with a heavy heart that I admit that one of the greatest electronic artists in history has passed away. There are many things to say about this artist, but for now I’m only going to focus on a few key points.
First, his influence can’t be understated. Along with Shpongle and Eskmo, he was one of 3 artists who made me realize that music could be an art form rather than just entertainment. While Shpongle and Eskmo have shown themselves to be one-trick ponies, this artist is the real deal.
Second, while he was not the first electronic artist, he was the first electronic artist to gain mainstream attention. This is a big deal. When someone like Aphex Twin gains mainstream attention, it’s a sign that electronic music is completely legitimate as an art form. It means that it’s something worth taking seriously as more than just background noise. I say this because I’ve been involved in electronic music for almost 10 years now and I can’t even count how many times people have told me they think electronic music is just noise or sounds like robots making love. Aphex Twin changed all that. He showed people what true talent in the genre really sounds like and opened the door for other gifted musicians
It’s a sad day for Electronic Dance Music.
Yesterday, Robert Miles, who was one of the greatest electronic artists in history, passed away at the age of 47. The cause of death is still unidentified but one thing is for sure, he left this world too soon.
I know that many of you didn’t live in the 90s and have no idea who Robert Miles is but I am going to tell you about this great artist. In 1995, he released his debut album, “Dreamland”, which was an instant hit and sold over 5 million copies worldwide. He was best known for his single “Children” from the same album. This track went straight to
On the 16th of June in this year at the age of 41, the legendary DJ and producer Robert Miles passed away. While it is not necessarily surprising that many people have not heard of him, this is a sad day for trance enthusiasts.
Even though he died so young, his music will live on for years to come. In fact, as my generation gets older and more nostalgic, I believe his music will be held in higher reverence than it is today. The legacy he leaves behind will never die because it has been permanently etched into our culture and collective memory.
There was something captivating about trance that no other musical genre could match in the 90s. It was the perfect combination of electronic beats that made you dance while also being able to tell a story through its melodies. The most famous example of this is Robert Miles’ Children.
As a child I remember listening to this song and feeling like it was talking directly to me. The feeling that would come over me when listening to a good trance song was not quite like anything else I had experienced before with music. The best way I could describe it would be an overwhelming sense of joy and wonderment at hearing such beautiful melodies being crafted together with these energetic electronic beats that made you want to dance your
Sasha was one of the first DJs to bring the dance floor a more musical, song-oriented approach to DJing, rather than the past way of mixing tracks. This started a new standard for DJing and created a whole new scene around it. Sasha’s style is known for being techno influenced with a progressive edge. He has been described as “the Ellis Island of electronic music” because of his amazing ability to blend different genres together seamlessly.
After much anticipation and speculation, Sasha & John Digweed have announced the return of their infamous Northern Exposure parties in Ibiza at Amnesia this summer. From July 5th through September 13th, every Wednesday night Sasha & Digweed will take over Amnesia’s main room with special guests including Hernan Cattaneo, James Zabiela, Nic Fanciulli, Dave Seaman and Danny Howells. Both DJs will be playing extended sets throughout the night and closing on alternating weeks.
A computer programmer who goes by the name of ‘The Trip’ is interviewed by a psychologist about his use of an immersive virtual reality game called Avalon. The programmer explains that he chooses to spend all his time in the game instead of the real world because he feels like he’s accomplishing more in-game than