AVAO is a name that has been steadily rising throughout the ranks, and who eagle-eyed Revealed Recordings devotees may remember from their ‘Concentrate’ release back in September, as now the duo bring their unique style to return to the esteemed imprint with ‘Text Me’, fresh and all-new for 2022!
AVAO, real names Levi Kotten and Stijn Rutte, have brought together their own individual backgrounds between house and trance for a recipe that emerges in an eccentric and stylised result. Merging mainstage sensibilities with hands-in-the-air melodies and psy-influenced beats, ‘Text Me’ stands tall as a testament to the new generation of European music-makers.
Commencing with a zooming melody that pulsates and glitches with rising, abrasive wriggles of synth, “Don’t text me/ don’t call/ unless it’s really urgent” states the militant-style announcement of a vocal, pushing and pulling with a menacing tension. Flipping between harsh attributes that straddle the underground and a peak-time main room sound, multiple elements weave together – including a euphoric breakdown that lends itself to a big-room-meets-trance-adjacent vibe – ‘Text Me’ is unlike anything else you’re yet to hear to kick off the year in unbridled style.