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March 15, 2023

ADE Interview with Avision

Original Date: October 31, 2018

Alan Fitzpatrick was back on the road this October, with his infamous House Party Tour, kicking things off in Bristol, then onto Brighton and Southampton. We Are The Brave events have been popping up all over the UK, with a rapidly growing artist roster. Laying down some mega anthem tracks in the last 24 months, we can expect a lot more, as We Are The Brave continues to fulfill fans to the max, with its energetic rave ethos.

Anthony Cardinale aka Avision, a producer from New York makes his debut this November. He caught the attention of Alan with his dark and deliciously deep beats. “I love the direction Alan is going with the label, and the broad range of his musical taste. I'm blessed to be a part of it” adds Anthony.

The title track ‘The Come Up’ has a growling low end, a thick groove, and roaring rhythmic movements – a track that couldn't be more perfect for We Are The Brave. “I’ve been playing pretty much everything that Avision sends me. He has a very mature sound that you can tell draws on a wide variety of influences, which gives his music a very unique flavor– says Alan Fitzpatrick 

Both featuring vocals, ‘Get It Right’ has a euphoric 90’s house edge to it, alongside an energetic beat, whilst the short stabbing vox effect rhythm in ‘Out Of Sight’ makes this the most minimal, linear track of the release.

“I am genuinely so excited to have this release out on We Are The Brave – for me, it represents the next step in my career, and a sort of ‘come up’ in the industry”. – Anthony. ‘On The Floor’ is instantly catchy with its hypnotic hook. It’s got that chunky NY old-school sound that Avision seems to effortlessly create.

Anthony Cardinale aka Avision is a force to be reckoned with, starting at the age of 12, and his preference for a more mature sound led to his first residency at Club Abyss in New Jersey by the time he was 15. Fortunate to grow up around the club culture of New York, and influenced by the sounds and music scene - Avision has become a new wave of techno. Over the last year, he has rereleased various influential labels like Mark Broom’s Beardman Records, Carl Cox’s Intec, Victor Calderone’s Matter+, Carlo Lio’s On Edge Society, Inmotion LTD, and now Alan Fitzpatrick’s We Are The Brave


Your debut EP ‘The Come Up’ is set to be released soon, how long did it take to create it?

"Yes, it is, and I’m super excited about it! ‘The Come Up’ I would say took me about a month or two to create, I’m always working on music, so after I had a good batch of tracks I sent them to Alan and he selected from there."

How did the NY music scene influence ‘The Come Up’?

"The NY music scene has always inspired me, I have always been inspired by the early 90’s music scene. DJs would play all night long from 10-24 hours sometimes playing tribal, techno, house, and even vocals. ‘The Come Up' is an EP that really resembles my influences from New York as it has a little bit of melody, groove, and chunkiness to each record"

He was recently featured in DummyMag Avision and was listed as one of the Top 10 Best Rising Techno Talents. In a recent interview during Amsterdam Dance Event, we spoke with New York’s techno artist Avision, he is set to release his debut EP which features his talent. Throughout the interview, he talks about the EP and how his passion became a reality.

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Is there a favorite track from the EP you have?

"I don’t think I have a favorite track on this EP, I think each track is unique in its own way and I enjoy playing them throughout the night."

Is there a meaning behind the title of the EP?

"There is, I think this EP is what is going to push me further in my career.  ‘The Come Up’ title just means it’s my come-up into this amazing industry."

‘The Come Up’ is being released on Alan Fitzpatrick's label We Are The Brave, did you ever imagine your musical career would lead to this? 

I can’t wait for this EP to release, and I’m honored to have it on Alan’s label. He’s been working very hard on this label and all of the branding behind it as well. I never imagined my musical career would lead to this, but it was always in the plans. I always want to better myself and strive for bigger ventures, especially when it comes to my music. 

Who is your biggest musical influence?

"I have so many influences but if I had to choose one it would be Quincy Jones - enough said."

ADE was last week, tell me about your experience

"What an amazing experience, I was blown away since it was my first time. To finally meet everyone I’ve been talking to overseas, and getting to link up with my DJ friends was an experience I’ll never forget. The parties were all packed, and all the production was done properly. I’m looking forward to next year already."

Avision press photo

What was your favorite moment during ADE?

"I don’t think I had one specific favorite moment, although my favorite part about this trip was walking into almost every party and hearing one of my records. It was really humbling, and inspiring to hear so many different artists playing my music. I never would have thought to hear my music as much as I did, and for that, I’m forever grateful for all the artists playing my music, it means a lot to me."

Was there a particular spot or nightclub you enjoyed the most at ADE?

"I mean as always, I think Awakenings was really impressive, but I have to say everything I experienced was nothing short of amazing."

Besides your debut EP, what's on the horizon for Avision?

"There is still a lot of music ready to go for the future. ‘The Come Up’ is my last EP of 2018, but we start the new year up with a big release on “On Edge Society” that has a remix by the legend DJ Rush, and I also have an EP coming out on Eats Everything’s a new label called EI8HT. I’ll most likely come back to We Are The Brave as well with a follow-up EP.  The rest you’ll just have to wait and see!"

Watch the Avision documentary:

His debut EP ‘The Come Up’ is a four-track project showcasing all of Avision’s talent and passion. Avision’s legacy is growing like a supernova exploding in the farthest reaches of our galaxy…and he’s just getting started.


Article written by Meagen Surowiecki

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