Check out our interview with emerging German electronic producer/DJ AVAION who just released his new single ‘Lies.’
In a relatively short amount of time AVAION’s made strong strides forward with his music, accumulating close to 100 million combined streams releasing eight singles. Signed to Sony Music, AVAION’s bourgeoning career is pushing a deep, raw and emotive sound that’s melancholic and the same time as vibrantly rich in texture.
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Please tell us a little about you?
HI! My name is AVAION. I‘m a 25 years old artist from South Germany. I sing, produce, and write all my songs by myself. My style is a mixture between deep house and pop.
Describe yourself in 3 words?
We’re sure you have been asked this million times but how did you get in the industry?
I showed an interest in music early on as a child. This may also be due to the fact that both my father and my grandfather were both musicians. I always had a special connection to music and I knew that other people didn’t feel the same way about music as I did, so it was clear early on where the path should go.
Describe your sound in 3 words?
Do you ever get nervous?
Yes. I think the excitement before a show will never completely go away. But that’s good. It is sometimes nice to feel the nervousness and then enjoy the happiness of having overcome the fear.
Which artists and styles inspired and influenced you?
Kaytranada, Elderbrook, Tchami, Rufus du sol, Fred Again
When all the partying is over how do you like to chill out?
Spend time with my friends or play games with them. Just vibing and enjoying the peace
Best stage you have ever play?
Open beatz 2019. It was the last big festival before the world pandemic hit
Funniest/Crazy thing that ever happened at an event?
There was a guy at one of my shows who showed me that he got one of my lyrics tattooed on his leg That was a crazy moment.
Tell us about your new single “Lies?”
It is a very special release for me. In it, I reflect on myself and my behaviors in a toxic relationship. It is about the power of words and how to use them.
What is fun and rewarding about what you do? And what’s not?
It is the most beautiful feeling to earn your money with what you love and to move people all over the world with it. I couldn’t be more grateful. Of course, it also means a high pressure to deliver constantly.
How does it feel to have a Platinum record with with song ‘Pieces’?
It’s a little dream come true. even as a child, i dreamed of owning one of these records and I will never forget the moment it arrived. It’s these milestones that you can touch that motivate you in particular.
What’s your advice for the newer DJ’s?
Don’t just Dj, but make your own music and create your own signature sound.
What was the first record that you bought?
Ricky Martin – Livin la vida loca
What’s next for AVAION in 2022?
A lot of new music. A European tour, new collaborations with other artists. Gonna be a blessed and wild year.
What advice would you give to aspiring Producers?
Never stop. Keep going. Find the sound and style that fits you. Don’t rush for trends. Concentrate on your own taste and love for music.
As a popular DJ and Producer you are followed by so many people. How do you feel about that pressure of doing always the right thing, and encourage people to follow their dreams?
It’s a lot of responsibility of course but I always try to give people the right vibe and inspire them. I do what I love and I think people notice that.
What do you think is the secret to have a successful IG account?
Constant high-quality content combined with own style. Show the world who you are and be proud of it
What advice would you give to your younger self and why?
Less screen time. Read more. Let go of things you can’t control.
What book should every artist read?
If you are a book, what would be the title of the book and why?
Making things that seem impossible, possible.
How would your best friend describe you?
I think he would describe me as very ambitious but also funny and mindful guy
If you could meet someone living or dead, who would it be and why?
Freddy Mercury. He also, against the will of his family, simply did what he loved and broke down all barriers, doing what seemed impossible.
Best advice ever given?
Never Stop and also the advice to start meditating
Name one your strengths?
Idea of a perfect Sunday?
Sunny chilled vibes in the nature and in the evening playing rocket league with friends
What is your own definition of happiness?
Being able to do what you love while also making the life of others better
Do you support any charity?
Yes. A charity for people in Ukraine
What is your favorite healthy food?
And your favorite cheat food?
How do you see yourself in 5 years?
I want to move the whole world with my music and prove to everyone that anything is possible. I want to play the biggest shows and take myself and my music to the next levels.
How would you describe your fashion style?
I would say I also have my own style in the fashion sector. I combine things that are not really usually combined and do not follow any trends.
What do you think of Social Media?
It can be the worst for your mental health but for me as an artist its really important to stay in contact with fans and promote new music. I love social media and interacting with fans. But it can also be harmful if you don’t keep it balanced
Where we can follow you?
On all socials. Maybe one of you reads this interview and wants to know more. Just go to my Instagram and write me. I usually read every message. Its @avaiion
Photo Credit: Max Schwarzhans