Since his death in the Spring of 2018, many initiatives and tributes have been set in place to honor one of dance music’s most prominent pioneers. This weekend now brings back memories of a certain act that took place in 2013 which surprised and forever changed the genre’s landscape.
That year, the Swedish DJ/producer shocked the world by introducing his brand new sound at the main stage during Ultra Music Festival. While the set originally received quite a bit of mixed reviews, it truly defined Avicii in his boldness to step out of the norm and produce what he had truly loved. That night, the Grammy nominated artist invited Aloe Blacc and his band onto the stage to perform their collaboration “Wake Me Up” in addition to multiple other selections.
Take some time to re-live one of EDM’s defining moments below.