Early life[edit source | editbeta]
Tim Bergling was born on 8 September 1989 in Stockholm, Sweden. He began remixing and producing tracks in his own bedroom at the age of 17. His friends convinced him to put his work on various music blogs online, which led to him gaining a huge following and led to support from DJ and producer Tiësto, who invited him to perform a weekly residency at Privilege Ibiza. Also, he gained support from Pete Tong who released his first single Manman through his Bedroom Bedlam label. In May 2008, Avicii signed to At Night Management. Influences[edit source | editbeta]
Avicii has said that his influences include Daft Punk, Laidback Luke and Tiësto. "I’ve always been into music, and growing up with older siblings. I’ve also had loads of different influences when it comes to my music taste such as Leeson MC and Dj Boonie. There are loads of other people that have influenced me but I think the biggest inspirations I’ve had aside from my manager has been the Swedish House Mafia guys and Eric Prydz, they were the ones who first got me into house!" Avicii – April 2011 Musical career[edit source | editbeta]
2010–2011[edit source | editbeta]
In 2010, Avicii released a collaboration with fellow Swedish DJ John Dahlbäck, titled "Don't Hold Back." He additionally worked on projects with internationally-recognized DJs Tiësto and Sebastian Ingrosso. While his work is primarily electronic synthetic tracks, EMI released a vocal version of his track "Bromance," titled "Seek Bromance." "Seek Bromance", reached the top 20 in several countries including Belgium, France, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, and Sweden. He also remixed Nadia Ali's classic single "Rapture" for her album Queen of Clubs Trilogy: Onyx Edition. In October 2010, Avicii signed with the European A&R team with EMI Music Publishing, one of the recording industry's "big four". In 2011, his collaboration track, "Sunshine", with David Guetta...
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