TORONTO—A local music curator is reeling in the wake of DJ and producer Avicii’s death. “I will never compile a prime-time gym playlist the same way again,” said GoodLife Fitness employee Diyon Herath.
Swedish Electronic Dance Music sensation Avicii, born Tim Bergling, was found dead April 20 in Oman. Bergling was vacationing at the time.
“He was so dope. His music was the best. He was the king of EDM,” said Herath. “Oh god, and then there’s our classes. The instructors won’t have any fresh Avicii music for new releases. This is terrible.”
Herath described Avicii’s music as inspiring and beat-driven. “It had that whole muddy, electronic voice thing going on. Like his hit ‘Wake Me Up’ with its repetitive synth. It was just so good for getting ripped. You could really lose yourself in the trance-like waves of sound that just kept looping. Perfect for reps.”
Other Avicii hits include “Hey Brother” and “Levels”, described as EDM-like with electronic vocals, repetitive synth and trance-like waves of looping sound.