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DJ Avalon’s music is sure to make you hop, skip and jump

UK-BASED psychedelic trance DJ Avalon is a big name in the EDM space, having already shared stages with biggies like Deadmau5 and Belgian electronic DJ duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. We catch up with the Englishman who will be taking charge of the turntables at Pebble this Saturday, alongside DJ Marina and Gurudev.

 

Switching to EDM
In 2000, I was backpacking my way across India. It was NYE and I, a fan of rock music at that time, heard about a ‘trance hilltopafterdarkanchor2 festival’ in Goa. After two days of full-blown music, I was hooked. Thirteen years later, I am back there, headlining the hilltop festival.

Festivals vs standalone shows
I can’t choose between the two but, the best for me was O.Z.O.R.A. festival in Hungary. The crowds went really insane.

Hottest venue
Playing to a crowd of about 50,000 at the XXXperience festival in Brazil, alongside Deadmau5 and Belgian electronic DJ duo Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike. Epic!

The sound
It’s groovy psychedelic funk mixed with trance – not for the faint hearted (laughs).

On collaborations  
I love working with British DJ Tristan, who is also my partner in crime. We worked on the Killerwatts project together in 2011. We had so much fun in the studio, best times!

Other than music
I enjoy hanging out with friends, eating and travelling whenever I am free. I’m a traveller at heart and always have been.

On rebirth
Hopefully 1,000 years from now. I am fascinated about the future of this planet.

Rs 700. 5 pm. At Sadashivnagar. Details: 9886004476

Avinash Kumai

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