The ‘Petroleum’ track first started out as a tool. I wanted to make something fresh, big and with emotional vocals that I could end my sets with. I premiered it a show I did in Stockholm with Above & Beyond earlier this year and people instantly started asking me about what track it was, which was a little but surprising since the vocals are Swedish. I think that just goes to show that these particular vocals by Kent transcend any language barrier and simply just add an extra layer of emotion to the record. At that point I never thought it would actually see the light of day but a couple of weeks later I sent it to my friend Adrian (Lux), who’s friends with Jocke, the singer in Kent, and he asked if he could pass it along to him. A couple of days later I heard from Jocke and went for a coffee to talk and I found that the entire band really liked the track and wanted to see it get an official release. With Kent being the legendary band that they are, releasing this track is such a great honor.
ROTW on this week’s Group Therapy session with Above & Beyond. Something different from the Russian prodigy. So emotional.
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…
Finally got around to listening to this…. holy fck
Long live rock & roll
This is massive. It has an epic Jeremy Olander / Pryda Friends vibe to it that I am very much into. Euphoric doesn’t do it justice. Mark Knight knew what he was doing when he signed this bomb. Can’t even begin to imagine the emotions that would run through my body hearing Mr. Knight drop this at 3am.
“don’t ever look back”
So powerful. No idea how there hasn’t been more hype behind this collaboration. I would absolutely melt if I heard this live.