In the video: Tim Bergling, also known as "Avicii". Shooting to stardom just shy of his teens, Avicii was the very first DIY hero of the EDM generation, rocketing from bedroom producer to headline act practically overnight. His 2011 breakout tune ‘Levels’ continues to be one of dance music’s most successful crossover hits, proving equally anthemic on festival stages and mainstream radio to this day.
He’ll be remembered for taking one of the biggest risks in dance music history, thanks to his unlikely fusion of EDM and country music on 2013’s runaway hit, ‘Wake Me Up’. It represented represented Avicii’s ability to break and rebuild the EDM mould — the ultimate goal for any true musical vanguard.
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