Playlist: AVA Festival

This week’s playlist comes courtesy of Sarah MacBriar founder of electronic music event AVA Festival, which takes place in Belfast 31 May to 1 June.

Sarah says: ‘Founded 5 year ago in Belfast, AVA creates a unique platform with an aim to celebrate, amplify and develop the strong current of electronic music and digital visual arts. Booking the most exciting emerging and established electronic arts since its inception, AVA has since become an incubator for talent, fostering local scenes and connecting artists and industry through a free daytime conference.

‘This playlist highlights only a fraction of the festival acts. These are tracks are guaranteed to keep you on your feet all night long.’

Dig in…

The Black Madonna (pictured) – He Is The Voice I hear
AVA advocates for equality within the dance music industry and are proud to have The Black Madonna as a headliner, who has been a prominent figure in campaigning to double the amount of female headliners around the world.

Avalon Emerson – One More Fluorescent Rush
Another great female DJ who really stepped it up in the past couple of years, Avalon Emerson’s style switches from techno, new age synths, chunky house and even some Rock N Roll.

Call Super – Korals
Call Super brings originality and bravery into the electronic music scene. His set at AVA is sure to move the audience!

Daniel Avery – Drone Logic
A true classic but one of the greatest DJs. We are honoured to have Daniel Avery in Belfast to blurb acid house and elegant droit techno – Drone Logic is big beat.

Brame & Hamo – Roy Keane
Representing Sligo, the two brothers are having a peak this year! The duo packs a full house in Belfast and grants to keep you stomping all night

Motor City Drum Ensemble – Raw Cuts #3
J Dillas beats, thrilling and infectious MCD Ensemble put a spin on house. It’s a refreshing take on a classic sound

Horse Meat Disco – Let’s Go Dancing (feat. Amy Douglas)
AVA is proud to support the LGBTQ+ community in Belfast. Horse Meat Disco blur gender lines and offer a queer party to everyone. Big night disco all night long!

DJ Boring – Winona
This mix… it just works. A lo fi house track with vintage sound, simple but incredibly effective. DJ Boring NOT so boring

Palms Trax – Outfight
Shimmering body thumping beat, Palms Trax are close to our heart as he’s a major support of the Belfast dance scene.

Honey Dijon – Look Ahead (feat. Sam Sparro)
A cult dance music staple, Honey Dijon gives it the ultimate treatment! Her sets are electrifying – no wonder her set is one of the most anticipated performances of AVA Festival.

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