Approaching the one-year anniversary of “Seek Bromance”, Tim Berg, also known as Avicii, has not stopped hit making or performing. His 2011 consisted of sold out shows in every corner of the world and chart-topping masterpieces. Avicii owned the summer with his tracks “Fade Into Darkness” and “Levels”; both becoming anthems for this seasons dance scene. At the age of 22, he has sold out shows in New York, with crowds of 4,000+ (New Years Eve & Governors Island), played at the biggest Festivals, and put his stamp the most exclusive club scenes. In tandem with his management team At Night, Avicii and his sizzling hot summer of success will continue through 2012 and beyond.
Nearing the end of his College Tour, Avicii, has circled the globe playing his music, and is about to put on an unforgettable show for New York. At this moment, we got to sit down with Tim and hear a little about the life of a world renowned producer.
BDL: So, you’re wrapping up your college tour. How would you say the college students been and which has been your favorite college town?
Avicii: I don’t really have a favorite one, but all the college students have just been the greatest crowds I’ve played for. It just amazing; the energy you get there, you can’t match it.
BDL: When you’re playing a set, what is your number 1 favorite song to drop, that you know will follow with a crazy crowd reaction?
Avicii: On this tour it’s probably been “Save The World” by Swedish House Mafia or my own, “Levels” being released on Island UK very soon. Those are the two tracks that work the best in my sets.
BDL: We’re around the one-year anniversary of your hit single “Seek Bromance”. How would you describe the change in your career and the dance music scene in that time?
Avicii: It’s just been growing. Ever since I started producing with Ash as my manager it has been growing so rapidly around the entire world, especially in the States. I just try taking it day by day and go with the flow, but in this past year I’ve noticed by shows are getting bigger and the energy has gotten better generally.
BDL: Last week, tickets went on sale for your New Years Eve show in New York City. They sold out in hours, you crashed the Internet, and it was a huge deal. Where were you when this was going on and what was your reaction like?
Avicii: I was in Mashantucket so not really involved in the process. I just heard everything from Ash. I’m really looking forward for this show, I did even before tickets went on sale. When I heard everything went that well, I was humbled and so happy. Now I can’t wait for New Years Eve.
BDL: Any special surprises lined up for that yet? Do you know what other DJs will be joining you yet?
Avicii: I can’t say anything about that show as Ash is putting it all together the way he always does. We will have a lot of surprises though, and I am going to play a lot of new stuff that I haven’t played anywhere else.
BDL: What fellow producer have you had the most fun with in and out of the studio?
Avicii: The most fun in the studio is probably with Sebastian Drums. We are really good friends and have a lot of fun together in the studio. He is really talented.
BDL: You have arguably been the biggest DJ of 2011, moving forward what does Avicii have planned for 2012?
Avicii: We have so many unreleased tracks. As long as I am able to do what I do right now I will be happy. I am just going to keep doing what Ash and I have been doing.
AVICII’S FALL TOUR DATES HERE