Shine Years & Years
18 July 2013, 11:00
He's dominated the Vodafone Big Top 40 chart with hits including 'Levels', 'I Could Be the One' and recent chart-topper 'Wake me Up' featuring 'I Need A Dollar' singer Aloe Blac, but exactly how well do you know the Swedish DJ/Producer?
Tim Bergling aged 24 from Stockholm, Sweden, known professionally as Avicci is a Swedish DJ, remixer and record producer who demands $250,000 a night when he plays at the biggest night clubs or festivals around the world. He is now ranked 3rd in the DJ Mag’s top 100 DJ list, coming just behind Tiesto and Armin Van Buuren.
Avicii started out by making mixes in his own bedroom at the age of 8. He produced a number of mixes, among them a remix of 'Lazy Jones', the theme song for the Commodore 64 game.
The 'Levels' star describes electronic dance music trio Swedish House Mafia and DJ Eric Prydz as his main influences in the early days of his career. More recently the 23-year-old has named the likes Daft Punk, Tiësto, Laidback Luke, Armand Van Helden, Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello and Axwell as key influencers in his music style.
Vodafone Big Top 40 number one 'Wake Me Up' features 'I Need a Dollar' singer Aloe Blacc. The track was released in June 2013 and is taken from the Swedish DJ's upcoming debut studio album 'True', described as “Country House”, a fusion of country music and house.
Avicii has some summer festival performances planned here in the UK over the coming months including Electric Daisy Carnival in London (20th July), Tennents Vital 2013 in Belfast (16th August), and Glasgow Summer Sessions (17th August).
The 'I Could Be The One' star was born on the 8th of September 1989 making him 24 years old.
The single was called 'Manman' it was released by Pete Tong through his Bedroom Bedlam label.
The Vodafone Big Top 40 hit was released on the 28th of October 2011. The song had already been a major hit in the electronic music world all through 2011, but after its official release it became a huge mainstream hit, greatly increasing Avicii's popularity. The song was written by Tim Bergling and contains a vocal sample from the 1962 gospel-inspired 'Something's Got a Hold on Me' by Etta James.
The 'Last Dance' star moved up from his No.6 position on the previous year.
The charity which is dedicated to alleviating global hunger has helped fund the efforts of The Feed Foundation, distributing over two million school meals throughout rural Africa.