With 2016 coming to an end, it’s time to check a huge release by a Trance music icon, Andy Moor, celebrating 10 years of AVA Recordings. AVA Recordings saw light 10 years ago on August 7th 2006 combining two genres under the roof of a single home.
10 unstinting release years later, its position as one of the legendary labels inside those genres has long since been cemented. It’s set many a neophyte producer on their path; become first port of release call for the already established and been the platform from which the majority of Andy’s own productions have taken flight. Last month, through the reflectively titled ‘Look Back’, it celebrated its 150th release. This November – through its extraordinary ‘AVA 10 Years: Past, Present & Future’, its comprehensively marking its decade as a frontline label entity.
Criterion compiled and mixed by Moor and label manager/master-sergeant Benjamin ‘Somna’ Leung, it features exemplary music and mixes from beginning to end. By proxy, it brings studio work from the veritable trance & progressive pantheon. Amongst them are producers like Lange, Mat Zo, Gareth Emery, Andrew Rayel, Orkidea, RAM, Sean Tyas, Alex M.O.R.P.H., Omnia, Eximinds, Solis & Sean Truby, Bryan Kearney, Indecent Noise and many more besides.
The compilation features a 3-CD package: Past, starts the ball rolling from, near enough, where it all began – Present, pushes the needle further into the here-and-now with some of AVA’s latterday floor-ward thinkers and Future, platforms no less than 7 of Somna’s releases and remixes as well as amazing releases from other well-known talents.
Of its release, Andy says: “This album encapsulates the history of AVA Recordings, whilst helping portraying what lies ahead for our label. I’m proud of what we have achieved so far and believe that we will continue to portray our musical ethos”