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News |  28 Apr 2018 15:00 |  By RnMTeam

5 unknown facts about DJ Avicii that ruled electronic dance music

MUMBAI: Grammy award nominee, DJ Avicii’s sudden death on 20 April 2018, left the world in a state of shock. The 28-year-old DJ, who made the crowds go crazy with his uplifting electronic dance music left fans and fellow musicians saddened by his untimely demise. Despite harbouring severe health issues, Avicii continued entertaining fans.

Vh1 is paying tribute to the extraordinary bundle of talent, the man who left an everlasting impression in all our minds with the telecast of the documentary - Avicii: True Stories followed by a 30-minute performance from his last set in Ibiza, which was held in August 2016. The tribute will be telecasted on Saturday 10 pm with repeats on Sunday 2 pm and Monday 12 pm.

Meanwhile, we are sharing some unknown facts about Avicii that we are sure you might not have heard. Do have a look.

Transition from Tim Bergling to Avicii

When thinking of names, someone told Tim Bergling that Avicii was a level of Buddhist hell. Inspired by this, he tried to make his name Avicii on MySpace, but it was taken, so he added an ‘i’, and that’s how Tim became Avicii

Avicii began mixing music at eight

Avicii began mixing music in his own bedroom at the tender age of eight. He produced quite a few of them. Among them was Lazy Jones, the theme song for the Commodore 64 game.

Not Levels but Manman was Avicii’s first single

The single was called Manman, and it was released by Pete Tong through his Bedroom Bedlam label. Tim Berg won Pete Tong’s Fast Trax BBC Radio 1 competition by a landslide vote of 70 per cent in his favour.

Ash Pournouri was Avicii’s Godfather

Avicii was discovered by his manager Ash Pournouri, who once stumbled upon one of his blogs and invited him for a coffee. That’s when Avicii signed his management deal and as a gesture he credits Ash as a second father for all his help and support.

Avicii was a sitcom lover!

In an interview, Avicii had revealed his love for sitcoms as he had mentioned, “I’ve watched all of Arrested Development and South Park six times. I have also read all the Game of Thrones books three times.”