Avalon Emerson is from the desert. While she currently lives in Berlin, the music she produces comes from the dreamlike expanse and abstract textures of the Sonoran landscapes of Arizona. Her journey has taken her from that sunbaked state to the contemporary dance music mecca via a long stint in San Francisco, where she cut her teeth as a DJ in the city’s storied warehouse party scene.
Her DJ sets and productions offer a timeless narrative that reflects a passion for the sound design of new wave, the futurism of techno, the soul of American house and the exuberance of rave. Having built up steam in 2015 from multiple sets at Panorama Bar, and globetrotting all around Europe and North America, she has continued to outdo herself with releases on Whities, Shtum, Spring Theory, and Icee Hot, and her own DJ tool edit pool, the Cybernedits series. Her music is a testament to her remarkable ability to make truly futuristic sounds with real emotions and we look forward to journeying with her at Ballinlough as part of Optimo20.