There was a time when dance music was considered the epitome of disposable product: popular in the clubs for a couple of months and promptly discarded once the next ‘new sound’ came along. But now that’s about to change, with the release of DJ documentary that’s garnering Oscar buzz.
Six months after the death of superstar DJ Avicii, documentary maker Levan Tsikurishvili is releasing his film Avicii: True Stories, which takes a closer look at the tragic aspects of music industry mechanics.
The film will have a limited run in independent cinemas but it is already being bandied about for Oscar consideration.
The film features appearances from artists including Coldplay’s Chris Martin, producer and Chic founder Nile Rodgers, and fellow DJ favourite David Guetta.
Avicii died of an apparent suicide near Muscat, Oman in April this year.