Avicii‘s sudden and tragic death has sent shockwaves throughout the world. More than just a DJ and a producer, Tim told stories through his music and inspiring the entire world with his infectious melodies and iconic collaborations. Each individual chooses to cope with his death in their own way.
The passing of Tim Bergling has sent shockwaves through the dance music community. Avicii will without a doubt go down as one of the most legendary dance music producers of all time. After news of his passing came out to the public many of his fans were curious if we would ever be able to hear the wealth of unreleased music Avicii was rumored to be sitting on. Today we have a chance to hear some unreleased Avicii from a truly unlikely place.
Starkillers has had a historic career and is best known for his collaboration with Nadia Ali, ‘Pressure’ which was iconically remixed by Alesso.For those who honour his memory and seek closure and comfort through his music, a small ray of light has made its way into times of darkness. American friend and collaborator, Starkillers, recently took to Twitter to reveal a collaborative 12-track album the two worked on in 2009. Previously unreleased, the 40-year-old decided to bestow the project upon the world, in a touching gesture, hoping to bring happiness to a world full of sorrow.
Starkiller’s brother uploaded all 12 tracks from the album to YouTube for fans to enjoy today now that the former written contracts are null and void. Here is the statement from Starkiller’s brother:
According to Nick’s brother:
“In 2009 I got to spend quite a bit of time with Tim (Avicii). Him and my brother Nick (Starkillers) made a lot of music together, while they lived together in Las Vegas. Most of that of that music didn’t come out as contracts where written and that following summer the history that we all have come to know happened for Avicii. Here is some of the music that did make it. Not as close in the last few years. But he will be missed by my brother and myself very much.”
There is no doubt that listening to this music is a bit bittersweet. It is some great stuff but just reminds us all the more that Avicii is truly gone . The tracks have a deep feeling of Tim’s early work like that of his massive hit, ‘Street Dancer’. Check it out below.
Remastering this Killers and rockers album for streaming release !!! It’s time to get all these good times and memories out to the fans!!! They need IT #RIPAVICII
— This is, The GoaT… For Real. (@Starkillers) April 22, 2018
Gonna miss @Avicii here’s the album we did in 2009 #ripavicii so many memorable times with you in Vegas this was the world we got to create together I hope u find peace brother https://t.co/UHBDsu7CwW
— This is, The GoaT… For Real. (@Starkillers) April 21, 2018
While no official statement has been made regarding Tim’s cause of death, it has been reported that his body will be flown back to Sweden this week.
Back in 2015, Starkillers stirred up some controversy in suggesting Avicii’s famous hit “Bromance” was at least in part stolen. Not by the superstar DJ/producer himself, but by his management “guiding him to greatness.”
Whatever happened between these guys, it seems the past is in the past. Killers & Rockers is here and now. Listen and be amazed!
Take a look at Avicii’s last collaborative album right here.
The Story Behind It:-
This is a horrible article to write. It was only two days ago that Tim Bergling passed away of unknown causes. Immediately the dance music world was rocked by the development. Avicii was one of the most beloved electronic music producers of all time and his untimely passing was devastating for fans all over the world. Yesterday though the artist Starkillers released what he said was a collaborative album between him and Avicii that was created in 2009.
Immediately fans, including myself were ecstatic to hear new music from Avicii. It was a bittersweet experience listening to new music from Avicii knowing he was gone. Starkillers explained that the album was never published back in the day because it got bogged down by label contracts. He further explained that now with Avicii’s passing he was able to upload the album as the existing contracts stopping its release. Starkillers continued to express his grief over Avicii’s passing on social media, maintaining that the album release was done to honor Tim’s legacy.
A Darker, Disgusting Motive
Today though, we have obtained screenshots of a conversation between Starkillers and producer/DJ Tegi (@tegiofficial) that paint a much darker, if not downright insidious motive to him releasing the old album. It seems that Starkillers has had an issue with Avicii since the release of ‘Bromance’. Many fans who followed the artist were quick to bring up his past comments towards Avicii, to which Starkillers has tweeted out sentiments saying he will explain “the real story” this Monday. Tegi was one of those fans who saw a disconnect between Starkillers past behavior and his tweets from yesterday and DMed him.
Below you will find a conversation in which Starkillers says that all of the music from the unreleased album is actually his, and Avicii was only credited as a producer. He goes further explain his bitterness towards Avicii for not allowing him to release the album. He then finishes off the messages by more or less saying he does not care that Avicii passed away with the sentiment “I didn’t do this to him, he was well directed”. Starkillers still claims that he has a story that will explain his attitude. Bit of a disconnect between the DMs and his sentiments in his Tweets from yesterday?
See the full conversation below.
— TEGI (@TegiOfficial) April 22, 2018
— TEGI (@TegiOfficial) April 22, 2018