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“It’s the biggest bullshit I’ve ever heard:” Hardwell defends Avicii

Back in May, underground house and techno DJ Seth Troxler took the hammer to Tim “Avicii” Bergling, accusing Bergling’s manager Ash Pournouri of their relationship being ““a Milli Vanilli situation at the International Music Summit in Ibiza, and calling the Swedish superstar a “fucking c*nt [who] wouldn’t even speak to the nurse” (referring to Bergling’s hospitalisation during Miami Music Week) in a virulent editorial for Thump.

Speaking with inthemix last night, ahead of his Australian tour this October, Dutch big-room star (and DJ Mag’s number one DJ) Hardwell defended Avicii, calling Troxler’s comments “bullshit” and saying that his attack on the EDM sound was “really unnecessary. We’re all doing the same things, we’re all in this business for the love of music, even if you play techno, deep house, mainstage or big-room house, you know? I don’t get it, spending so much hate and time on doing that, we should appreciate each other…

“Why should you hate on Avicii? He’s an amazing, talented guy, and everything he [Troxler] said about him and Ash [Pournouri], that Ash had to answer everything in the hospital, is just the biggest bullshit I’ve ever heard. I’ve known Tim for over six years and he’s one of the nicest guys I’ve ever met.”

Hardwell also spoke about his plans for a new tour after I Am Hardwell finishes in November, to accompany his upcoming debut album, which he says is still slated for a September release date. ”[There’s been] a lot of instrumental tracks in the period from March until now,” Hardwell said, “and we’re now looking for the right vocals, and we’ve got decide whether each track needs vocals…we’re looking into that right now.” Stay tuned for the full interview soon. [Photo by Ushuaïa.]