DJ Avicii Signs to Interscope
Wed, 16 Nov 2011 10:19:09
Interscope Records, in conjunction with Troy Carter's electronic dance music label Atom Empire, is pleased to announce that it has signed a singles deal with rising Swedish DJ, remixer, and producer Avicii for the US. Troy Carter is Lady Gaga's manager, mind you! So Avicii is hooking up with the right team at the right time.
About Avicii: He was born Tim Bergling in Stockholm and has already conquered club charts worldwide with his current single "Le7els." Released by LE7ELS Records/Atom Empire/Interscope, the radio edit is now available now at all digital partners. "Le7els" has been declared the "Tune of 2011" by David Guetta in DJ Mag, which also placed the 22-year-old Swede at No. 6 on its yearly poll of the Top 100 DJs after just two years of performing.
Part of the next generation of electronic music producers to explode alongside the likes of DJ Tiësto, Swedish House Mafia, and his sometime collaborator David Guetta (on Guetta's current album Nothing But the Beat), Avicii has emerged as a potent force on the electronic dance music scene, penetrating on both a club and commercial level. "Le7els" climbed to No. 1 the international Beatport chart, as well as on the club charts in Germany and Australia, while the success of prior singles "Seek Bromance," "Street Dancer" and "Fade Into Darkness" have also propelled him into the ranks of superstar DJs who are able to perform to massive crowds. Avicii has headlined such colossal events as Tomorrowland, Ultra Music Festival, Dance Valley, Street Parade, and IDentity festival, and performed on the mainstage at the this year's Electric Daisy Carnival.
"We're very excited to be working with Avicii, Ash, and the LE7ELS family. Avicii has quickly become one of the world's preeminent DJ's and we're looking forward to assisting in his global takeover," said Atom Factory founder, Troy Carter.
Avicii was in the press earlier this year when Leona Lewis borrowed from his beats and didn't credit him. He threatened to sue, then got his proper attribution.
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