From playing as kids in kindergarten to playing records in clubs, being a lifelong duo has made it easy for Roderick Merkx and Tjeerd Wijffels to discover their shared passion for music, inevitably developing into Avos. Locally it has been nights at places like Studio 80, Cruquiusgilde, Magneet festival and Chicago Social Club that fell under their spell, whilst Berlin hotspots Hoppetosse and Club Der Visionaere, Dora Brilliant in Frankfurt and the infamous Zoo club in Ljubljana also came calling in recent past.
Their main influences for dj sets and music production are ‘90s electro, hip hop, UK garage, minimal and techno. It is these influences that characterise the debut solo ep from Avos, due for release later this year on their own label; LowMoneyMusicLove.
LowMoneyMusicLove has excelled right from the start with releases from the likes of Steve O’ Sullivan from Mosaic and minimal kingpin S-Max from Boogizm. The label is also hosting parties under the same banner in Frankfurt and Amsterdam, featuring artists like fast rising star Francesco Del Garda.