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Who is Avicii – The Man Behind ‘Wake Me Up!’?

 DJ Avicii performs at Wynn Las Vegas
PARK CITY, UT – JANUARY 19: DJ Avicii performs during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival on January 19, 2013 (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

The new song Wake Me Up! is a worldwide summer hit. The electronic-folk influenced jam has hit number 1 in Europe and the UK and is getting big in the US. It’s the latest from Swedish DJ Tim Bergling, better know as Avicii. The song features vocals by Aloe Blacc and guitar work by Mike Einziger from the band Incubus.

Avici was born in Sweden in 1989. He began by making music in his bedroom and at urging of friends put his stuff online where he began to build a following. He came up with the name Avicii when he was first creating his MySpace page and could find a userename that wasn’t taken, including his own name. His friend suggest the name “Avicii” which is taken from the Buddhist word for hell.

You may not know his name but you’ve probably heard his music, especially the 2011 song Levels. It is a huge club hit and was sampled in the Flo Rida song Good Feeling. Check out the super awesome video for the song.

Here’s the Flo Rida song.

Avicii’s new album True comes out September 17, 2013.

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