Even more than a year after his death, Avicii's absence is sorely felt - and his impact extends beyond the EDM community. Case in point: The Swedish Army's Beridna Högvakten (Berid High Guard) and Livgardets Dragonmusikkår (Life Guards' Dragoon Music Corps) recently joined up to perform a medley of the late producer's most popular music.
The mobile troops, who each specialize in ceremonial activities and parades, convened in front of the Royal Palace in Stockholm. As can be seen in the below recording, they started with a rendition of "Without You," transitioned into "Hey Brother" and then wrapped up with "Wake Me Up."
Avicii (real name Tim Bergling) was found dead on April 20th of last year in Muscat, Oman. His cause of death was later determined to be a suicide, prompting his family to announce the launch of the Tim Bergling Foundation, an organization that supports suicide prevention and other mental health initiatives, to coincide with the anniversary of his passing.
Fatboy Slim and Eats Everything Team Up for Slick Collab, "Bristol to Brighton"
"An ode to the cities we reside in and love more than any other."
Whethan Brings Back Signature Dance-Pop Sound On First Independent Release In 6 Years, "Fall Out Girl"
The new collab with Zai1k comes paired with a trippy Y2K visualizer designed to make you smile.
Why Fred again.. Is Exactly What Electronic Dance Music Needed
Fred again.. is a glimmer of a hope for today's artists, who live on a knife-edge due to the pressures of social media content culture.
Avicii's final album, Tim, is also due out sometime this year. In the meantime, listen to its lead single, "SOS" featuring Aloe Blacc, here.