Where are you currently based?
I’m currently based in Manalapan, New Jersey.
For those not already familiar with your sound, how would you describe your music genre?
I would describe my own sound as music for the dancefloor. It could be jacking, deep, fun, groovy, and melodic. I think it has a little bit of everything, and that’s why I’ve decided to stick with this sound. Of course, every producer goes through different moods, and as I like to say “I don’t want all of my tracks to sound similar”, but I do want them to carry the same quality and sound.
How did you get into music?
I got into music at the young age of 3. My parents bought me a drum set and from there it was a wrap… I became a natural. Music was always in my life as my father’s side of the family were all musicians. I grew up with nothing but the best music, and for that I do have to thank my father for everything he has given me in the music field. I was also in band from Elementary school all way up until high school, and I also received a music scholarship going into college. Over the years I was able to pick up piano by ear, and since then it has helped my production and synth work come together.
Have you always produced the same style of music, and what’s influenced any changes?
No, I have always messed around with other genres whether it be hip-hop, pop, progressive, electronica and house. Anytime I hear a record I love or an artist that I find inspiring, I always tend to try something new in the studio. Sometimes even a DJ set could change the way I feel in the studio, and that’s the enjoyable element of being an artist.
What made you pic the alias “Avision”, does the name have any hidden meanings?
The name Avision just came to me. I was trying so many names, and it just didn’t work. I remember being in my studio and Avision came to my mind. I knew I had something there, as it was different and special. In my head, Avision just means my destiny and what I want to make out of it. It’s my outlook on how I want to be as an artist, I don’t want to be like anyone else I just want to be me.
I understand your next Avision release is on Carl Cox label Intec, how did you and Carl first make contact?
Yes! I am honored to be releasing on Carl’s label. I sent Carl’s label partner (Jon Rundell) the ep in late May. I knew I wanted that record to get the outlet it deserved, because I knew it was something special, and not your ordinary big room techno record. I received an email from Jon saying that he was feeling the EP, and that he would send it over to Carl, as it was different sounding. Later that weekend I received a text from my friend at Detroit Movement Festival, who was saying that Carl opened with “Mind Of The Man”. I didn’t believe him at first, and I was shocked when I discovered it to be true… it was a moment I will never forget!
On your Intec EP there are two tracks titled “Mind Of The Man”, one labelled “Intro” and the other “Outro”. Is there a story behind this?
There is a little bit of a storyline about the Intro and Outro mix. Originally the track was just the outro mix, but when I sent it to my management for their opinion, they said I should make an intro edit. I then rearranged the parts to do an intro that was different from the outro. When I first heard the intro I knew I had something there, and I loved the track even more. Making both mixes took me out of my element and really got me to dig deeper in my production skills.
Outside of music what are your other interests, and do they influence your sound?
My other interests are baseball (huge Yankees fan), fashion, and listening to different music. I’m a big fan of Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Chicago, Audioslave, and a lot of funk, R&B. Each artist has always inspired me a little differently. I think having an inspiration from a wide understanding of music helped me appreciate different styles of music, and influenced me to step out of my element as a producer.
What do you have lined up after your EP on Intec, do you have any other forthcoming releases we should be watching out for?
After this Ep, I do have another ep dropping on Carlo Lio and Kareem Cali’s label “On Edge Society.” The label is a true techno label with vinyl and digital releases. The Ep is a 4 track Ep and all the tracks are completely different from one and another, and I’m super excited for it to drop next month. I also have an Ep coming out on RAWAX towards the end of the year, and a remix coming soon on Victor Calderone’s Matter, so be sure to stay on the lookout for them.