Avalon Emerson

Making her Dekmantel debut, it's a joy to welcome this rave titan to the trees of the Amsterdam Bos. Conjuring the vast Arizona desert in which she grew up, Avalon Emerson’s approach to dance music is expansive and adventurous. Peppering sets with self-made edits, she draws on the roots of American house and techno, Belgian new beat, big room panache and nostalgic pop, reflecting a distinctive taste that connects deeply with dancefloors. Having trained as a software engineer, her style is uniquely tech-savvy. By now something of a rave anthem, the 2017 track 'One More Fluorescent Rush’ carries many of the hallmarks of the signature Avalon style – earworm melodies, a speedway build and luminous, cresting arpeggios.