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Avicii Plays with Genres on New Record

‘Stories’ Blends Electronica with Blues, Pop, and Funk


Cross Avicii off that EDM artist list. In Stories, the Swedish deejay blends electronic music with a variety of genres: Zac Brown Band brings a little bit of country to “Broken Arrows”; singer/songwriter Zak Abel’s rhythms of gritty blues are infused into “Ten More Days”; “Can’t Catch Me,” featuring Matisyahu and Wyclef Jean, has a dash of reggae; and “Pure Grinding” offers bursts of funk and hip-hop, thanks to Kristoffer Fogelmark and Def Jam’s Earl St. Clair. Avicii fills the other tracks with alternative pop and dance beats. Continuing to earn his title as a progressive deejay, Avicii successfully explores boundaries beyond the EDM realm.

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