For all you Cause A Scene followers who enjoy getting down to a little house music, Avicii is a name you want to keep on your radar. This Swedish DJ is only 23 and has been a hot name in the European DJ circuit for several years now, but it is his new single ‘Wake Me Up’ that caught my ear, and I haven’t been able to stop listening to it since. The track samples soul singer and hip hop artist, Aloe Blacc’s song by the same title and there is no other way to describe the track than infectious. With a powerful vocal hook and pulsing beat produced by the young Swede, ‘Wake Me Up’ has dominated the European charts. Released just this past June, “Wake Me Up” has garnered the crown of the UK’s fastest selling single of 2013 in just over a month. The song was previewed by BBC Radio 1 and was described as being ‘a complete change in style’ for the young DJ.
While it is only just beginning to get airplay in the US, remember that you heard it from CAS when we say that in just a few weeks time, “Wake Me Up” will be rivaling it’s UK popularity in the States. If the rest of you music lovers out there are as entranced by this track as I am, it will prove be exactly what Avicii needs to drum up a serious fan base here on the other side of “the pond.”
– Christian Lerchenfeld