Axwell ^ Ingrosso paid a touching tribute to late EDM star Avicii at Ultra Europe this past weekend.
The duo, who make up two thirds of the recently reformed Swedish House Mafia, paused their set at the massive festival in Split, Croatia to ask festivalgoers to hold their phones or lighters aloft while they played a mash-up of their own track ‘Don’t You Worry Child’ with one of Avicii’s hits, ‘Wake Me Up’. You can watch a video of the moment below.
Tributes and respects have continued to be paid to the DJ/producer who died in April aged just 28. While the cause of his death was never confirmed, a statement made by his family at the time implied that he had died by suicide. Recently, Carl Cox said in an interview that following the news that the DJ – real name Tim Bergling – had been found dead in his hotel room in Oman, he was “very, very sad because I could see he was not in control of himself” and that the demands of the music industry “was too much, even for a young guy.”
Recently, Tiësto paid tribute to Avicii during his set at Electric Daisy Carnival with a 12-minute megamix of the Swedish DJ's biggest hits.
Following the news of his death, DJ Mag’s digital editor Charlotte Lucy Cijffers reflected on the young DJs enormous influence on the global EDM community and on how his openness surrounding his struggles with fame, touring and alcoholism gave a troubling, if necessary, insight into a side of dance music the world often does not see.
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