David Guetta Praises ‘Amazing’ Grammy-Nominated Collaborator Avicii

By Akshay Bhansali

Swedish electronic dance music DJ-producer Tim Berg winds down 2011 seemingly seated on a throne. Under his Avicii stage moniker, he has arguably one of the most popular dance music singles of the year, “Levels,” which was recently released by Interscope and has a hilarious music video to accompany it. He sits just above Afrojack at #6 on DJ Mag’s list of top 10 most popular DJs on the planet. And more recently, a song he co-produced with David Guetta, “Sunshine,” was nominated for a Grammy for Best Dance Recording.

Underscoring the accolade, MTV News caught up with Guetta this weekend, where the dance music icon sang Berg’s praises. Check it out below:


“He’s an amazing new talent,” Guetta says. “I think he has a great future. In the same way that I met with Afrojack two years ago and was like, ’Wow this kid is amazing!’ and I tried to help him as much as I could, last year I met Avicii.”

“I just love to collaborate with the new generation because we inspire each other. In the same way that it was interesting for me to collaborate with will.i.am or Usher, people like this,” Guetta continued. “It’s also interesting to work with people that are maybe new to the DJ world. Even if they don’t have as much experience, they come with a new perspective, and I love that!”

For Avicii fans in the New York area that were looking to hit up Avicii’s sold-out New Year’s show at Pier 94 – fret not! Additional tickets will go on sale at aviciinye.com tomorrow, December 6 at 10AM EST. Get ’em while you can!

Guetta also divulged that fans should keep a look out for a Guetta, Avicii and Nicky Romero banger, which will be coming out soon!

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