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avus is the German-motor-racing-inspired pseudonym of choice of Scott Edwards, an accomplished DJ, critically-endorsed producer and Acid House obsessive from Milton Keynes who to date has notched up a considerable tally of releases on a respectable array of tech-flavoured labels that includes Klang Elektronik, Perc Trax, Poodle and of course the good ship Border Community.avus can count himself as one of the Border Communtiy label's founding fathers, pledging his allegiance to the cause as early as release number four (the low-slung bassline action of 'Real'), giving further substance to his declaration with 2007's deliciously raw spinetingler 'Furry Hat', before finally returning to the cuddly community where it all began to deliver the self-assured Moog-soaked joy of his anthemic 'Poppy EP'.
avus is also an accomplished DJ with a lengthy UK club pedigree that stretches back to his university days, after his childhood indoctrination into Krautrock at the hands of his trainspotter father morphed into a teenage DJ career playing “Detroit techno, London techhouse, West Coast US grooves, electro, deep house and most importantly all things Acid” to crowds across the south of England (including a Saturday evening radio show on Oxford's Oxygen FM). The modern day incarnation of the avus sound is a sophisticated compound of deep house, techno and acid, where hooky basslines meet a well-judged smattering of melody and an insistent recurring 303 motif, which so far has taken him across Europe and onwards to Japan and Mexico as well as enabling him to tick off a lifetime ambition of a residency at London's much-missed The End (at their quarterly Border Community nights) along the way.
Living legend and tastemaker extraordinaire Kieran Hebden (of Four Tet fame) is the latest confirmed avus fan to come out of the woodwork, recently inviting him to add his own brand of laidback deep house sparkle to the angelic vocals of One Little Plane's 'Lotus Flower' for Hebden's own Text label. And the avus ranks continue to swell as the viral success of the infectious 'Poppy' leads him onwards to further little DJing adventures across the globe, adding post-rock geniuses Vessels and Traum Schallplatten to his remix tally along the way...
avus - A dark purpose - Midset recordings
avus - Real - Border Community
avus - Your Body - Poodle
avus - Breeder Of Psychosis - Poodle
avus - Fancy A - Perctrax
avus - Tear - Klang Elektronik
avus - Tapeworm E.P. - Perctrax
avus - Furry Hat/SPNKR - Border Community
avus - Boite Diabolique - Stolen Moments
avus - Roots Charger e.p. - Elefant
avus - Approach with a Smile - Manual
avus - Wanking for Coins (on Pots and Pans e.p.) - Perctrax
avus - They Will Come/Nonse Sense - Phobic
avus - Poppy e.p. - Border Community
avus - Staring Into One Eye E.p. - Shabu Recordings
avus - Monterrey Sunrise e.p. - Shabu Recordings
James Holden 14u (avus one for the heads mix) exclusive to Global Underground 22 Vinyl - Boxed
James Holden 14u (avus one for the DJ's mix) exclusive to Global Underground 22 CD- Boxed
Perc - Splashy (avus Splashed remix) - Perctrax
Rob Acid - Stars (avus remix) - Barbarella
Jesse Somfay - Cygnus Wreath (avus remix) - Manual Music
Russian Linesman - Bratislava Story(avus remix) - Undercut
Roberto Clementi - Orko(avus remix) - Stolen Moments
One Little Plane - Lotus Flower(avus she's singing remix) - Text
Vessells - Meatman(avus minty lamb mix) - Cockundoo
Axel Helios - Sleeping on an igloo (Avus remix) - Shabu Records
Axel Helios - Sleeping on an igloo (Avus acid remix) - Shabu Records
Max Cooper - Gravity's Rainbow (avus remix) - Traum
Idiot Idols - 2600kw(avus fuzzy techno mix) - Shabu Recordings