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Avicii Plans to Donate $1 Million from his “House for Hunger” Tour.

| January 10th, 2012 | No Comments »


December 21, 2011 — New York, NY — Rising Swedish DJ, remixer, and producer Avicii and At Night Management announced today the official dates for their one million dollar House For Hunger January 2012 Tour.  The tour which boasts 26 high-performance shows packed into 27 days is set to kick-off on Thursday, January 5th in Detroit, Michigan and will make stop in cities throughout the U.S. where fans have yet to see Avicii perform.

On the heels of a Best Dance Recording Grammy nomination for the co-produced David Guetta track “Sunshine,” U.S. fans will get to hear for the first time live Avicii’s newly released single “Levels” which has been declared the “Tune of 2011″ by David Guetta in DJ Mag.

Avicii and his manager and executive producer Arash “Ash” Pournouri have also announced a commitment to donate $1 million dollars in gig fees personally received from the tour to Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization comprised of more than 200 member food banks across the country.   The donation will help provide approximately 8 million meals to those in need through Feeding America.

Additionally, during the House For Hunger Tour, Avicii, Ash and local promoters hope to raise awareness about the reality of hunger issues faced today by many working Americans and engage the next generation of leaders to join in the fight against hunger.

“Hunger hits everywhere and the US is not immune to it,” said Avicii upon announcing the House For Hunger Tour. “For me personally when I found out how widespread the hunger problem in the United States actually was it blew my mind. I never would have imagined that 1 in 6 people in America struggle with hunger or that 1 in 4 children routinely do not get enough to eat. “It feels right to kick off this movement of giving back in the US, seeing how many amazing experiences and opportunities America has given me over the past two years, as well as the support I’ve gotten from my fans here,” he added.

Avicii’s manager Ash Pournouri continued, “This is the first time in electronic music history that someone is stepping up in such a massive way to engage fans in a movement to give back in their communities.” “I felt it was time to turn a corner and tear down the negative stereotypes of drugs and reckless partying often associated with the house/trance/dance music scene as it’s a far cry from what the reality of electronic music is today. So Avicii and I are putting our money where our mouth is and taking the first step to give back to the country and the fans that have helped shape our careers,” he concluded.


Tim Berg – Seek Bromance (Director’s Cut)

| October 15th, 2010 | 1 Comment »
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Loving that there is a video for this. If you don’t think this track is awesome you’re f*cked :P

Vital Radio 109 – Hour 2: Avicii

| August 10th, 2010 | No Comments »

Stockholm based Tim Bergling is the latest Swede to start dominating dancefloors across the world. In fact, we’d go as far as to say that, at the moment, there’s not one remix or new tune that he’s produced that we wouldn’t play in a club, that’s how influential he’s becoming!

At just 20 years old, it’s incredible that Tim aka Avicii can be this good so early, but when all the big dawgs are singing your praises and we’re getting a big rush on his productions, then it’s our job to make sure as many people know about him as possible.

Everyone, say hello to Avicii, probably the next superstar DJ…

1. Tim Berg vs Robyn, Axwell, Adrian Lux and Henrik B – Hang With a Teenager While Doing Crime
2. Laidback Luke vs Dennis Ferrer – Super Hey Hey (Avicii Bootleg)
3. Coming back up vs Sweet Dreams (Avicii Bootleg)
4. Justice – We Are Your Friends (Avicii Bootleg)
5. The Prodigy – Smack My Bitch Up (Bootleg)
6. Avicii – Tweet It
7. Tim Berg – Alcoholic
8. Chemical Brothers vs Tocadisco – Hey Morumbi (Avicii Bootleg)
9. SHM – One
10. Imogen Heap – Hide and Seek (Otto Knows Remix)
11. Axwell – Nothing But Love For You


10 Disco-Influenced House Tunes Every DJ Should Have In Their Record Bag

| March 13th, 2010 | No Comments »

If you’ve been to any Vital events lately I’m sure it would come as no surprise to you that I’ve developed a serious affinity for everything funky and disco. I’ve always found it challenging, given that I love melodic progressive house, to find a sweet spot between music I like to produce and music I can rock a crowd with when I’m live in a club or lounge.

Over the past while I’ve found that not only do people LOVE disco, but I don’t feel like a total shill or sellout while playing it. In fact, it makes me all happy and giddy inside (that may be the alcohol). This isn’t entirely surprising though – disco gave birth to house music after all. Let’s also not forget that people love classics, and a modern remake of a discoey track from the yesteryear is a surefire recipe for dance floor success.

Here are some of the tracks that have been moving & shaking while I’ve been out record slinging; each is fundamentally rooted in disco or is a remake of an old classic:

10. Another Chance – I Can’t Wait (Original Mix)
09. Mange Le Funk – I Still Want You (Original & Bellatrax Remixes)
08. Malente – I Like It (Riva Starr Snatch! Remix)
07. Bionik Phunk – In My Head (ATFC’s Timmy’s In My Head Mix)
06. JCA, Solaphinics – Total Love (Raul Rincon Rootz Remix)
05. Sandy Rivera & Andy Daniell – Whatever (ATFC Remix)
04. Seamus Haji & Romain Curtis – I’ve Been Looking ft. Awa (Seamus Haji Vocal Mix)
03. James Junior – Come Home With Me (Jonny Montana & Craig Stewart & Conan Liquid Remixes)
02. Sia Lauren Flax ft. Sia – You’ve changed (MK D-troit Mix)
01. Solu Music feat. KimBlee – Fade (Avicii Remix)