15 Things you never knew about AVALON
Leon AVALON is a firm favourite in South Africa, someone that we could almost call one of us locals.
I have load of new tunes and I am gonna tune you!!! The okes be jolling!”
It may be that his signature sound resonates with the fullon vibes of the daytime psytrance floor that we love to stomp to here, it may be that he is on SA’s finest and dare I say it one of the globe’s leading psytrance labels, our very own Cape town based Nano Records, or maybe it’s just that he has visited quite a few times in his 10 year tenure as AVALON. Such is his immense popularity with Saffas.
Whatever the reason is, it doesn’t really matter; what does matter is that he is coming back for Easter Vortex this weekend and it’s a timely visit since there have been some real AVALON stompers released recently.
But how well do we know the real AVALON. The Leon inside the AVALON…
Well I asked him some pretty random questions – the kind you may find yourself asking a DJ when knocking back shooters at the bar with him, and now…
I feel like I know Leon just that little bit better.
The one thing you will always find in my fridge at home is…
If I was not making music or involved in music as a career I’d probably have become a…
The first time I got drunk was at the age of…
The first thing I pack for an overseas gig/tour is…
Errrr my computer…. Doh!
The one item I’m most likely to forget at home when I leave for a tour…
Power adaptor or USB cable. But I am a pretty organised guy
The country I never imagined I’d visit and play psytrance in is…
Having a girlfriend in every country I visit is something that…
People think all DJ’s have.
The cheesiest song I’ve always enjoyed but would not brag about it to my mates is…
Well I really dig Beyonce!
The one telltale sign that my flight is going to suck when I first sit down is…
When my knees touch the seat in front.
I know I’m going to have a great flight when….
I am in business class
I remember the time when I was left at the airport on my own and could not get hold of the promoters. This is what I did…
I basically knew they needed me more then I needed them, I was headlining their festival. I said call me when you get your s**t together, I’m making my own party tonight, who’s up for it?
The artist(s), sadly rocking it at that big party in the sky now that I’d really like to have seen perform live (any era) if I could have is…
Jimi Hendrix. Nirvana
If there’s one drink you should please not bring to me while I’m playing it’s…
A beer! But Tequila, now we’re talking!
Psytrance culture differs to other electronic dance music scenes because…
Of the music, the people and the party’s. They rock more in every way!
My visit for Easter Vortex is a special one because…
I have load of new tunes and I am gonna tune you!!! The okes be jolling!
Be sure to catch AVALON plus his progressive act (which he produces with Sonic Species) Future Frequency as well as SINERIDER and his new progressive act – DIVINATION – along with around 30 top notch SA DJ/Producers at Vortex Parallel Universe this coming weekend.
Listen to AVALON vs. Burn In Noise – The Dance Temple (feat. Raja Ram)