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Tim Bergling, better known as Avicii (b. September 8, 1989 – † April 20, 2018), was a Swedish record producer and DJ who took the EDM scene by storm and arguably redefined the entire genre with releases “Levels” and “Wake Me Up.” Melodically gifted, he infused new sounds into the world of electronic music and transformed it into a universally recognizable genre.
Avicii’s name was derived from a discussion with his friend, who explained to him that Avichi was the lowest level of Buddhist hell. He chose the name because he liked the sound and his government name had already been taken on Myspace. Bergling collaborated with a wide array of artists in genres that touch every aspect of music. His musical success was proven with numerous multi-platinum releases as well as several number-one spots across charts globally.
Shortly after playing his 2016 Ultra Music Festival set, he announced that he would retire from live performances after the calendar year was up. Avicii’s sound was unique and his drive was untouchable, infusing his unique sound into his music.