It was sad news hearing of Avicii’s passing today. The Swedish DJ whizz kid will be mourned by millions.
Being more of rock n roll guy, it was fascinating watching this DJ relaunch EDM to the masses. He commanded amazing crowds, mixed and created his own amazing tunes, collaborated with amazing artists, yes amazing.
In 2014 when he played a festival here in Sydney I was exposed to my first live Avicii experience as one of the event photographers. Still to this very day I have very fond memories. His deck sat very high on stage and he was mostly shielded from view up close. That didn’t stop everyone going mental for Levels though!
He had us all in the palm of his hand. Once in front of the maestro, you were transfixed. Those Avicii drops and that signature hand gesture that commanded us like his personal orchestra will be with us forever.
He was young, just 28. A lot is being said about his personal battles and the stresses imposed on him, all in all, very sad news.
I do sincerely hope you found peace.