Years later, “Bromance” is still one of the most iconic melodies from the late dance music legend Avicii.
On April 14, 2010, the legendary Swedish producer and all-time dance music great, Avicii, released his iconic track “Bromance.”
After getting listeners acquainted with the track by way of a simple drum intro, he unleashed what would become one of the most admired melodies in his extensive collection of hits. Elevating keys and synths helped create one of his most infectious grooves, one that still feels appropriate for the main stage many years later.
Although Avicii (real name Tim Bergling) was not yet the dance music behemoth he would later become, the young heat seeker showed his potential as the track would go on to reach number one in Belgium and number two in the Netherlands. Following the release and success of “Bromance,” he then released the vocal edit of the track, “Seek Bromance” featuring vocals from Amanda Wilson, which were previously included on Samuele Sartini‘s track “Love U Seek.”
In 2011, he reached international mainstream success with the release of his seminal progressive house track, “Levels.” From that point on he never looked back and released hit after hit, including forever-classics like “Wake Me Up,” “Hey Brother,” “Waiting For Love,” and many more.
After reaching the top of the dance world and crossing over into pop, the 28-year-old producer tragically took his own life on April 20th, 2018, after battling mental health problems for years. His contributions to dance music have forever shaped the genre and his presence will never be forgotten.
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By Real EDM — 5 months ago
Jasmine Eiland’s lawyer, Chris Stewart, blames inadequate security staffing on the part of Opera Atlanta.
Three weeks after Jasmine Eiland captured her own apparent rape at Opera Atlanta on Facebook live, her team has addressed the public. Her lawyer has confirmed that they have filed a lawsuit – not only against the offender, but also the nightclub in which the incident took place.
In a Midtown Atlanta press conference, Christ Stewart of Stewart Trial Attorneys claimed that proper security staffing on the part of Opera Atlanta would have prevented the sexual assault from taking place. He cited conversations with previous employees who alleged that only a fourth of the security required (both by law and company policy) were present. As a result, nobody stopped the alleged offender, Dominique Williams, from carrying Eiland through the crowd into a closed area while she was barely conscious.
Stewart also said that his attempts to reach out to Opera Atlanta have been met with silence.
“That’s the danger of the club,” Stewart commented. “Everyone wants to say, ‘Oh, you’re just looking to sue somebody,’ and that is not accurate. I’m looking to prevent this from happening to another young lady or young man in this city again.” At one point during the conference, Eiland burst into tears and left the room.
Neither Jasmine Eiland nor Chris Stewart have disclosed the amount that they’re seeking from her Opera Atlanta lawsuit at the time of writing.
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By Real EDM — 4 months ago
When Disclosure announced they were going to take a break, we understood wholeheartedly. We missed their music, persona, and performances. However, the music gods have given them rest and the dynamic duo is back! They have just announced a full-fledged tour for 2019. With a variety of shows that include clubs and music festivals across the states, we cannot wait!
Guy and Howard shared the details in a Facebook post below:
When I saw they were playing at Lightning in a Bottle, I was shocked. Can this be true? Yes! Now, Movement Music Festival, Club Space, Brooklyn Mirage and more will be graced with their presence as well. To top it all off, the pair have also announced they will be capping their tour off with a show at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheater.
Since their hiatus, they had released a slew of new music including ‘Moonlight’, ‘Ultimatum’, and more. Check out the new material here. When those tracks came out, it gave us a glimmer of hope that they would return. Their music is something we all enjoy; it’s pop-oriented synthesis with numerous music styles. Couple that with their vocal collaborations and you get their luscious success.
Think back to when you first saw them and how it felt. My first time was at EDC Las Vegas 2015. Their sets take you on a journey of dance and song. Everything from production to performance is such a memorable, emotional experience. Aptly named ‘future garage’s fountain of youth’, they’re impossible to ignore. We cannot wait for their performances this year. There’s two-step garage, a little bit of dub, lo-fi, soul, jazz, 90s, hip hop–you name it, they bend it.
Ready for some Disclosure action yet? Tickets go on sale Friday, March 15th at 10am local time — more info and tickets here.
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By Real EDM — 7 months ago
“Everybody can listen to commercial stuff on the radio. Taking the commercial people into a deeper style of music is always more difficult”
‘The boy wonder of trance’ and ‘the modern-day Mozart’ are just two of the nicknames used to describe Moldavian DJ and producer Andrew Rayel. At 26 years of age, he is leading a new generation that is pushing the boundaries of trance music. Ever since he started releasing consecutive tracks in 2011, his career seems to be one big highlight. But health issues also prevented him from enjoying every second of it to the fullest.
Rayel has made it to main stages of Tomorrowland and several editions of Ultra Music Festival. Last year, the Moldavian added another highlight by launching his own label inHarmony Music. These are reasons enough to ask him everything about walking the fine line between trance and EDM, and how he tries to stay healthy as a DJ.
EDM.com: Compared to many other Trance guys, your DJ sets contain almost twice the number of tracks. You manage to squeeze 25 tracks into a onr-hour set, while others just play around 12 of them. Why do you take this approach with your DJ sets?
Andrew Rayel: I basically do so because there are a lot of tracks I want to play into my DJ sets. The one-hour sets are usually at festivals, which is where people expect to hear a lot of banging things.
For me, I want my live set to be unique and with as many tracks I can possibly fit in. I really try to make sure it is a different experience being there than listening to it a home. The Find Your Harmony radio show is approached similarly to make it stand out from all the other radio shows.
When playing longer sets, there is more room for each track to breath. I also play less commercial stuff in there. But still with the mashups that have proven to work for me and the crowd. I often play such longer sets at the Find Your Harmony events I am hosting. This year we celebrated 100 episodes with the theme “Trance Reborn,” and we took the celebration to Chisinau, Los Angeles and Amsterdam.”
These sets are different from an Andrew Rayel mainstage set. The core of the celebration shows is the genre that is close to my heart.
Why do you think you are one of the few Trance guys drawing this distinction?
I’m not sure, to be honest. Every artist has his own way and vision about his performance and I respect that. To me, it’s just the way I feel about making a distinction between different performances, the atmosphere that you are in, and how you want to present yourself in it.
I am not playing more commercial stuff on the main stage because I have to, but simply because at that moment I feel it is the right place to do it. And even though it might be a commercial track, it is always presented in the Andrew Rayel way.
On the other hand, people visiting a Find Your Harmony show know what they are coming for as well. It is different than a festival experience. They can expect a very trancey show with less commercial stuff. That is how I want to present the Find Your Harmony events.
How could the trance genre benefit from having more guys playing in a similar way?
By doing so, I think I can attract people from the more commercial world and bring them into the trance scene as well. The other way is pretty obvious. Everybody can listen to commercial stuff on the radio. Taking the commercial people into a deeper style of music is always more difficult, but it works.
Both sides of Andrew Rayel are also reflected in your own InHarmony Music. The label started more than a year ago under the wing of Armada Music. Can you talk us through that process?
At that point, I had a lot of music ready to be released, but we had some trouble with scheduling it on other labels. Obviously, there are other people in charge of those labels and they have their own release schedule. Both Armada and I were talking about this for a while as well, so we thought it was the right time for this new milestone.
But it also enables us to find new talent, promote them, and sign other great tunes. Some of the inHarmony releases even got played and supported by Hardwell, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, and W&W. It is a really cool feeling that these more EDMish guys also support some of the trancey stuff we released.
Having a wide variety of artists on the label also benefits my DJ sets. I can play a lot more exclusive and unreleased stuff in there nowadays. It is great to not just discover other artists, but build a family with them.
Just like many other DJs, you have suffered from an exhausting tour schedule. It even caused you health issues. What was the turning point that made you decide to change things?
These were physical health issues to be specific. Not mentally. So far. At least I hope so (laughs).
But yeah, we DJs are always walking on a very thin line. I have been sick multiple times when I got home from touring. Last year was pretty horrible because of issues with my teeth, then my nose, and my stomach. I have always had difficulties with my stomach, though. I have been on different diets because of that, something that does not really help when being on tour.
I can define a turning point every year I stepped to the next level in my career. Obviously, I was not used to touring before, so it was a matter of slowly adapting. The first years I was young, drinking alcohol, and staying the whole night to see the other DJs play. Through the years I slowly dropped these habits. Now I sometimes arrive 10 minutes before showtime, do not drink any alcohol, and stick to my strict diet.
What do you think needs to happen to get these common illness issues out of the DJ scene?
Physically it is literally impossible to create a system for everybody. Obviously, every person is different and his body reacts differently. I know artists that can drink and party all night and be completely fine the next day.
Sadly, our job can be quite stressful and, as you know, stress is something that will eventually hit you hard. It also does not help that I am known for being a perfectionist (laughs).
As a DJ, you just want to feel comfortable on tour. I am not asking for limos, I am not asking for fancy champagne. Making me comfortable is ensuring that everything we planned in terms of the traveling, the hotel, and my DJ equipment is sorted. It often starts with stress about these kinds of things.
Are you ready to dig further into the two sides of Andrew Rayel? Listen to his 2,5 hour set at Find Your Harmony in Exchange LA for his more trance-oriented side. If you’re more interested in his banging main stage sets, make sure to tune into his weekly radio show.
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***READ MORE HERE: Andrew Rayel on Walking the Fine Line Between Trance and EDM [Interview]
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