Why is “#UNDENIABLE” the title of this post? Look no further than the young Swede featured in the photo above. Tim Berg aka Avicii has taken us for quite the ride over the last three years. He went from a young(er), bright-eyed bedroom producer playing select gigs, experiencing his first Ultra Music Festival in 2011, and then taking the world by storm ever since. I mean, there he was sitting 3 feet away from us outside the pool at the Ritz Carlton in Vegas (not bragging…but it was not not chill) having some casual drinks and a few smokes with us watching the Miami sunrise…and now…he is selling out arena’s, donating an entire tour’s proceeds to charity, and holding a residencies in Vegas and Ibiza. Anyways, we were honored to see him spin at Marquee Dayclub over EDC weekend and definitely had a day to remember.
He dropped a ton of new material and energized the crowd with some serious electro house drops. Tim played lots of personal edits that mixed and matched his vocal tracks other instrumentals, played the eSQUIRE remix of Daft Punk‘s “Get Lucky,” a very fraiche bootleg of Adrian Lux‘s “Teenage Crime” with vocals from Of Mice & Men‘s “Little Talks”, and, of course, Cazzette‘s new trap remix of “Alcoholic” absolutely crushed. Ending his set with Notorious’ “Hypnotize” wasn’t a terrible call either. Although my favorite part of his set had to have been when he snuck in a little bit of The Outfield‘s “Your Love”.
The scene was nothing like I had seen before. Even Chicago Bulls basketball star, Joakim Noah, was there taking in the sun supporting his fellow countryman. I guess partying with beautiful people is just that much more fun. Hey, sorry I’m not sorry. We’ll leave it at this…Tim can do no wrong in my book. His music is just special. In a word, “undeniable.” No matter how you slice it, Avicii @ Marquee just feels right.
Massive thanks to the Marquee staff for letting us take pictures and hang out for the day, can’t wait to do it all over again next year.
A few of the aforementioned tunes after the jump…