Diplo Remembers His Friend Avicii: 'You Should Have Lived to be 150, But Your Music is Gonna Live Forever'

Dance music lovers across the globe are mourning the loss of Avicii, who was found dad in Muscat, Oman on Friday afternoon (April 20).

The Swedish DJ changed the EDM landscape with his innovative signature sound, and as a result, he inspired many of today’s biggest electronic artists to pursue their creative dream.

One fellow DJ who was particularly influenced by Avicii was Diplo, who took to Instagram to share a photo of the two with their arms around each other.

“You set the precedent for the rest of us producers/ opened doors and set the trends,” he wrote in the heartfelt caption.

“You were the gold standard . You made me want try and make dance music when i first heard ‘seek bromance’. And then u kept making feel like shit cause you kept gettin better and i couldn't even mix a snare right. you were the best of this generation,” he continued. “A real superstar I know you had your demons and maybe this wasn't the right place for you sometimes , but we need to protect true artists like you at all costs because there are not enough left and we are losing too many .. be good Tim.”

See the full post below.

 

You set the precedent for the rest of us producers/ opened doors and set the trends . A real groundbreaker and influencer to all your peers . You should have lived to be 150.. but your music is gonna live forever . I'm not just saying that.. but you are the only one to always make timeless songs. You were the gold standard . You made me want try and make dance music when i first heard "seek bromance" . And then u kept making feel like shit cause you kept gettin better and i couldn't even mix a snare right .. you were the best of this generation . A real superstar -- I know you had your demons and maybe this wasn't the right place for you sometimes , but we need to protect true artists like you at all costs because there are not enough left and we are losing too many .. be good Tim

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