Some renowned producers such as Motor City Drum Ensemble understood it pretty well as they’ve been living there for quite some time now. Cologne is also the residence of talented artists such as Damiano von Erckert for example. Damiano was already much into DJing and music production when he founded his own label ava. last year. Designed as a platform to some of the emerging actors of Cologne’s electronic music scene (Murat Tepeli, Andy Vaz, Funkycan…).More ›
"AVA." mastermind Damiano von Erckert mixed a high class podcast for france website "Trace A Line". Kerri Chandler, Ron Trent, Legowelt and some other classic House music can be found in this mix.More ›
ava. boss Damiano von Erckert talks about how he hopes his new imprint will help join together the many creative forces that aren't Kompat in his hometown of Cologne.
Born at the end of the 80's in Germany, Damiano listened to the sound of Strictly Rhythm, West End Records, Nite Grooves, etc. because of his father, who was a 90's House and Blackmusic dj. His DJ sets are made up of classic House, Techno, Disco, Soul and Funk. Influenced by the sound of his childhood he founded his label "ava." in 2011. It´s not only a label but a collective of Cologne`s House music scene.
"ava." brings a lot of House & Techno artists like Christopher Rau, Lowtec, Murat Tepeli, Andy Vaz, Funkycan, Ugly Drums etc. together and provides a platform for joint projects and new ideas.