No, not a Chris Brown cover, but Avicii follows an amazing two years with his new folk concept album. “Wake Me Up,” is the first single and reminds me of when Pretty Lights remixed John Denver. This definitely has some potential.
The road from underground electronic DJ to the mainstream can be extremely difficult for anyone trying to make that transition (even though it seems like anyone with a Macbook can be considered a “DJ” these days). That is of course, unless you’re Avicii, and you step onto the scene creating that one song every artist works their whole life to create. Avicii is now following in the footsteps of those before him, and crossing over into the pop scene. Here he collaborates with SF artist, Mike Posner, for a track that may not quite be “Levels” caliber, but sure to be heard in every club you go.
Avicii – Stay With You feat. Mike Posner
And here it is….I am a little underwhelmed at the video, but this was the theme song of my summer and is still going strong.
Another Avicii mix? Why yes, his music is that good and he has been on fire this year. A clear example of this are the amount of people taking his work and mixing over and over. While there are some bad mixes out the the following one is pretty damn good. Check out “Don’t Give Up On Us (Aylen and ThatMoment Mix).”
Avicii – Don’t Give Up On Us (Aylen &ThatMoment Remix)
Over the past summer I think I have listened to Avicii’s “Levels,” over a hundred times. Around the same time I discovered, “Levels,” I had another Avicii track called “Penguin.” It was another simple, yet addicting piano track with no vocals. This later came to be “Fade Into Darkness,” as well as “Collide,” by Leona Lewis. Originally Leona’s producer used the track without Avicii’s permission, however after a quick court dispute, he is now referenced as the producer. This just goes to show the versatility of his music. Check them both out and decide your favorite.
Avicii – Fade Into Darkness[audio http://hulkshare.com/ap-4x4zapm6gupm.mp3]
Leona Lewis – Collide[audio http://hulkshare.com/ap-hkvnw396uzog.mp3]