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Bergling was a member of the Laidback Luke Forums, where he refined his craft and, at times, demonstrated his distinct deep house style.
2009-2010 By this time Bergling was a prolific producer and was releasing music incredibly quickly. His remixes during this period were “Sound of Now,” “Muja,” “Ryu,” and “Even.”
Bergling explained that the name Avicii means “the lowest level of Buddhist hell” (Avīci) and he chose the moniker because his real name was already used upon creating his MySpace page.
Bergling’s influences include Daft Punk, former trio Swedish House Mafia (Sebastian Ingrosso, Steve Angello, Axwell) and Eric Prydz.
Bergling has described his earliest entree to electronic music as “listening to a lot of Daft Punk, way before I knew what house music was.”
Avicii is named in the song “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” by American singer and songwriter Mike Posner. Posner recounts the event when he went to an Avicii show in Ibiza and got a mystery pill from someone. with the starting lyrics “I took a pill in Ibiza / To show Avicii I was cool”. The song was made in the week they wrote a song together in Sweden called “Stay With You”. Posner released an acoustic version of the unreleased “Stay With You” on the Target Deluxe Version of his album “At Night, Alone”
On 27 June 2017, Rita Ora debuted a semi-acoustic version of “Lonely Together” at a private event at Annabel’s in London.
From July 13th to August 2nd, Avicii shared one-minute snippets on Instagram, captioned “New music coming very very (very) soon!”, with track titles as hashtags.
Avicii uploaded teasers of each track from the EP online upon release.
On 10 August 2017, Bergling released the six-track EP Avīci (01). Avicii has said of the release: “I’m really excited to be back with music once again. It has been a long time since I released anything and a long time since I was this excited over new music! My focus on this first EP of the album was to get a mix of new and old songs: some that fans have been asking about and waiting for mixed with brand new songs that they have never been heard before!”
In an interview with Pete Tong on BBC Radio 1, Bergling stated that the EP is one of three parts of his third studio album.
On 11 September 2017, Avicii announced a documentary entitled Avicii: True Stories. The documentary chronicles the artist’s retirement from tour, and features interviews from his colleagues David Guetta, Wyclef Jean, Nile Rodgers and Chris Martin of Coldplay.