Avicii Blows Roof Off The Roundhouse At iTunes Fest
REVIEW: Super Swede 'True'-ly takes Camden to another level...
Last night (September 13) Camden’s Roundhouse was transformed into a superclub as Avicii spun a 90-minute iTunes Festival set of uplifting dance and devastating breakdowns.
Feeling: After the most intense warm up set from Henrik B the hour he had to amp up the Roundhouse definitely worked as, by the time super Swede Tim Bergling took to the decks, the floor was well and truly filled.
The Look: Donning his trademark backwards baseball cap and T-shirt, Avicii was set behind an LED fronted DJ plinth as screens emblazoned with trippy visuals spanned like wings around the stage.
As is custom these days with mainroom DJ sets, smoke jets and fireworks launched on the huge drops, which never fails to raise spirits even higher.
Tunes: As with any DJ set it’s all about the tunes, and Avicii isn’t short of a banger. The two-time UK chart topper began his set with I Could Be The One before sandwiching in Disclosure’s smash White Noise and the DubVision remix of ICBTO.
Bergling dropped tracks from his forthcoming album True including Shame On Me, Long Road To Hell, Hey Brother and latest single You Make Me which, judging by the crowd’s sing along reaction is already shaping up to be another smash for the Swedish DJ.
Bootlegs came thick and fast including his David Guetta collab Sunshine layered with the vocals of Florence Welch’s Spectrum plus a version of The Clash’s London Calling.
Not only were there Avicii productions but crowd-pleasing spins of Armin van Buuren, Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash, Duck Sauce and Bingo Players tracks plus brand new material from the likes of Sub Focus.
Of course the final push included Silhouettes, Fade Into Darkness, the euphoric Seek Bromance and the track, which propelled Tim into the commercial space, his Etta James-sampling Levels.
Ending with the crowd-elating Wake Me Up and his Nile Rodgers and Adam Lambert hook up Lay Me Down, the 24-year-old had the masses in the palm of his hand.
Sweat Factor: With elbowroom at a premium on the dancefloor I believe the Latin for what happened last night is “Perspirus Maximus”.
Summary: To paraphrase Etta James, good feelings were had by all. Avicii smashed it in every sense of the word but in short, it…went…off!
By Michael Pell @mtvuknews
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