Skip to main content

British DJ Carl Cox sat down with BBC Radio 1 to voice his thoughts about the late Avicii. The Swedish superstar took his own life in April, shocking the whole world of dance music. Many were confused by the suicide but Carl Cox said there were many red flags throughout Avicii's professional career.

Carl Cox:

"I was very, very sad because I could see he was not in control of himself. We used to hang out backstage but he was a guy on his own, he didn't have much of an entourage. It was just business, business, business all the time."

The techno star also went on to say Avicii "just wanted to be free to make music". He felt Avicii was overworked and could not control his choice to be human when he needed to be. Carl Cox also suggests Avicii's music was a "shout for help". Cox points out Avicii's hit song "Wake Me Up" was a huge indicator of a larger problem. 

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

fred again

This AI-Powered App Makes You the Subject of a Fred again.. Song

Even Fred himself used Claire Wang's ingenious title generator.

90344001_10157023892236272_465886467080585216_n

Pioneering House Music Artist Jesse Saunders Hospitalized Following Stroke

Saunders is "facing a long and difficult rehab" after suffering a stroke in the Las Vegas area.

Business Techno: The Game

The Quest to Become a Techno Influencer Has Been Parodied In Board Game Format

If you've ever thought about ascending the ranks to all-time techno stardom, "Business Techno: The Game" may be for you.

We hope we can catch these red flags from DJs in the future. 

Related

carl cox

40 Years Later, Carl Cox Is Just Getting Started

"I'm not DJ Carl Cox anymore. I’m Carl Cox, the artist. And this album is only the beginning of what I do next."

TimStudio2104_edit (1) 2

Avicii's Website Has Become A Digital Memorial

Visit Avicii's website and leave your favorite memory of the late artist.

TimStudio2104_edit 2

Avicii Finally Laid To Rest at Private Funeral

Avicii's funeral took place over the weekend.

2017_1028_040816-9163_ALIVECOVERAGE

Carl Cox & Others will Perform at Teksupport's Special Day into Night Event

Join dance king Carl Cox for a spectacular performance.

Carl Cox

CARL COX TALKS CLEAN LIVING AND HOW HE GETS HIGH OFF MUSIC

You don't need drugs to have a good time, just ask Carl Cox.

K8aaR1u

Nicky Romero Pays Tribute to The Late Avicii At Ultra Singapore

Close friend Nicky Romero Play unreleased Avicii track at Ultra Singapore

Carl cox

Carl Cox Opens Up About Mental Health in Candid Interview: "I'm Fine, But I'm Not Happy"

Cox waxed poetic about his current mental state and the deaths of his parents, among other topics.

Carl Cox

Carl Cox Launches New Scholarship With WaterBear

Along with the scholarship comes a new degree launching this fall.