The news of Avicii‘s passing has hit the music industry like a ton of bricks. He and his music touched the lives of so many — artists and fans alike. It’s obvious this is weighing heavy on those who knew him best.
Tiësto, Kaskade, Steve Aoki, and Laidback Luke all called into SiriusXM yesterday during the BPM channel’s live tribute for the late producer. BPM hosts took calls all day and the most high profile interviews exposed some of the final interactions Avicii had with these fellow DJs.
“I can’t even think straight at this point. I’m so sad about what happened.” – Tiësto
The audio, all part of BPM’s continuous tribute, offers up some raw emotions from the guys who lived with him, toured with him, looked up to him, and are missing him now. Listen as Tiësto, Kaskade, Steve Aoki, and Laidback Luke talk their personal experiences with Avicii.
The ways in which his music has influenced EDM are boundless, and will undoubtedly continue to shape what we hear for years to come.
“I literally can hear him in all these songs, even if they’re not his songs.” – Steve Aoki
Subscribers can tune into BPM (channel 51) all weekend to hear Avicii’s music.
Tiësto Reacts to Avicii’s Death
Steve Aoki Reacts to Avicii’s Death
Kaskade Reacts to Avicii’s Death
Laidback Luke Reacts to Avicii’s Death
Birdy Covers “Wake Me Up” by Avicii for SiriusXM
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