NEWS: Avicii Responds to Ultra Music Festival ‘Controversy’


Tim Berg responds to the backlash from his set at UMF this past weekend. Are you now wondering who Tim Berg is? Of course not, you are our long time readers at EO and true EDM lovers who know Avicii is Tim Berg. Avicii told the world last week he would be premiering his new album during his set at UMF, but definitely wasn’t expecting this much criticism. Avicii said of his new album: “It’s going to be a lot of acoustic elements but kind of twisted a little bit. It’s way more songs than I’ve done before and it’s everything from folk records to more soulful songs.”

Here is chunk of what Avicii had to say. In a 75 minute set, I brought a 15 minute different breakdown with live musicians to a festival with nonstop dance music for 3 days straight 2 weeks in a row . I really wanted to switch things up and do something fun and different, as I always strive for, and this album is about experimentation and about showing the endless possibilities of house and electronic music. Its about how to incorporate acoustic instruments from different styles and influences you wouldnt expect and still stay true to your own sound and musicality which for me has always been about the melodies and positive energy. I will always produce music that I love and listen to. But my album is certainly not “country”, and people have gotten hung up on an instrument we used for the live cover of a song. Every song on the album is a fusion with house and electronic music. To read the full response, click here.

We will have our reaction to the set, the backlash, and Avicii’s statement later in the week. Check out the set below.

Avicii @ Ultra Music Festival Weekend 2

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