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Avicii’s True Stories documentary will be shown in select cinemas in December

12/11/2018
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Avicii: True Stories, the Netflix documentary of the EDM star who sadly passed away in April aged just 28, will show for a limited theatre run in December in both Los Angeles and New York City, allowing it to be eligible for an Oscar Nomination in 2019.

Oscar rules state that a film must ‘have played in an L.A. County theater, for paid admission, for seven consecutive days, beginning in the appropriate calendar year,’ for it to qualify for consideration. The documentary, directed by Levan Tsikurishvili, will be shown in New York City from 21st to 27th December and in Los Angeles from 14th to 20th December.

First aired in October 2017, footage of Avicii, aka Tim Berling’s life, unveils the reality behind the gruelling schedule that brought him to fame while taking a huge toll of both his physical and mental health.

Learn how you can leave your own digital tribute on Avicii’s former website here.

Avicii – who was voted into the No. 15 spot in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs poll this year – had been working with Nile Rodgers prior to his death in April and they had allegedly written an album’s worth of music together.

DJ Mag’s digital editor Charlotte Lucy Cijffers also reflected on the young DJs enormous influence on the global EDM community and on how his openness surrounding his struggles with fame, touring and alcoholism gave a troubling, if necessary, insight into a side of dance music the world often does not see.

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Nicky Romero reveals he has “two folders full” of unreleased Avicii material

30/06/2018
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Nicky Romero has revealed that he has “two folders full” of unreleased Avicii material in a new interview.

Speaking to Ultra Singapore, Romero also explained that he may never release the music out of respect for the late EDM megastar.

“I don’t know if it morally feels right to me to work on songs that the original composer has not approved,” Romero told Ultra Singapore.

“I know that Avicii was really a perfectionist, and I kind of feel bad if I put something out not knowing if he wants to put it out. So that’s kind of what holds me back, out of respect for him.”

Romero paid tribute to Avicii at Ultra Singapore earlier this month (June) by playing the late EDM superstar’s unreleased Chris Martin collaboration, ‘Heaven’.

Tiësto also paid tribute to Avicii with 12-minute megamix live from EDC Las Vegas last month (May), whilst Pete Tong gave an opening address at International Music Summit (IMS) Ibiza in memory of Avicii.

Avicii was found dead in his hotel room in Oman last month (20th April) with his family releasing a statement implying he had taken his own life. He was 28 years old.

Since then, tributes for Avicii have poured in from fellow DJs, friends and fans with Nile Rodgers saying he was “one of the best, if not the best” producer he’s ever worked with. Last weekend at EDC Las Vegas Tiësto paid tribute to Avicii by playing a 12-minute megamix of some of his biggest hits.

Read DJ Mag’s obituary for Avicii here and watch the full Nicky Romero interview at Ultra Singapore below.