Between cities | Avicii’s interview

Between cities | Avicii’s interview

We had a chance to catch AVICII for a short interview during Austin City Limits.

1-Who are some people who inspire you?

Plenty of different artists. I grew up with everything from Ray Charles to Kiss, so maybe that’s where my

interest started. In electronic music, I really liked listening to Daft Punk even before I knew to call it House Music, and then went on to a lot of Eric Prydtz, Steve Angelo, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Laidback Luke. I’ve learnt a lot from them, and they have all influenced me.

2-You travel a lot, how do you survive the tours, any particular routine or how do you relax?

When I’m touring I feel I’m mostly in and out of hotel rooms, venues and restaurants.

I rarely get to experience the cities I go to properly. I also have to make time doing my pre-gig routines and deciding on what tracks I want to bring, making sure I have all my things in order.

3-What is in your playlist, ipod,or music player?

A lot of new music for my sets. Whenever I hear music it feels like I’m working as I listen to music differently today – always looking for inspiration. So when I’m off I usually want to relax and not listen to my iPod.

4-What song are you the most proud of?

Hard to say. All songs are different, and I like them all in different ways. I’m very proud of the collaborations I’ve done, as well as the tracks that obviously have become big and well appreciated by others. I think that for me trying to pick what song I’m proudest of is a little like a dad trying to pick which of his children he’s proudest of.

5-What’s next for AVICII, new release, goals, plans, collaborations, etc?

I’m working on a couple of things, so stay tuned for new releases. I’m hoping I’ll be doing what I’m doing right now for a long time ahead. i love the mix between being on tour and being in the studio. My manager won’t let me say too much, but we’re ending our big world tour in early January, but before then we’re doing gigs in South America, Australia, Asia, North America and Europe! After that it’s vacation and lots of studio time.

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