Like it or not, you’ve had at least one Avicii single, most likely “Wake Me Up” or “Hey Brother,” stuck in your head. It’s clear why these country-fried, radio-friendly EDM songs became such hits: They made both genres accessible to people who may not necessarily listen to or even like them. These massive singles off the 24-year-old Swedish DJ’s debut album, True, have not only helped him maintain his spot as one of the top DJs in the world, but have made him a household name, the new face of EDM’s evolution out of clubs and onto your local radio stations’ airwaves, parents’ iPods, and Ralph Lauren ads. This year, Avicii has embarked on his first concert tour, which includes a stop at Barclays before returning to the city again for a Fourth of July set at Governors Island.
Sat., June 28, 8 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on June 25, 2014