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In Post-Avicii Electronic Dance World, DJs Pushing Genre’s Limits

Tuesday July 2nd, 2019

By: AFP Relax News

Just over a year after the death of dance music superstar Avicii, the electronic scene is in flux, faced with hip-hop's dominance as the youthful party music du jour.

Artists in the once underground genre largely associated with nightclubs and raves are branching out, toying with new features in their acts like live instrumentals in a bid to stay fresh and win new fans.

Avicii was one of the first DJs to take electronic music mainstream, playing to massive crowds at festivals and collaborating with pop stars including Madonna and Coldplay.

The Swede's untimely death at the age of 28 left a void, with many calling Avicii EDM's version of Kurt Cobain, the Nirvana frontman who died at age 27.

Prior to his passing, the DJ cautioned that EDM -- which includes styles like house, techno, trance and dubstep -- must evolve to stay alive.

"Since it got so big in America the past couple of years, dance music is taking over everywhere," he told the London Evening Standard.

"It's important that it keeps changing so it doesn't become a fad."

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