Frequent Flyers Magazine
If there’s one thing Avalon has always had a knack for, it’s keeping the momentum of incredible music going. And what better way to flaunt that flair than to follow up a name like Bob Sinclair with that of Paul Oakenfold.
On Sunday, May 26, Avalon will open its doors for a very special Sunday-night event, bringing Oakenfold and all his legendary glory to the stage. And what you’ll experience is more than just a memorable night out: it’s over three decades of skill that’s come to shape an entire genre of music. It’s a degree of talent that’s sent two Grammy nominations his way – one for Creamfields, another for A Lively Mind. It’s a distinctive vibe that’s been sought after by the likes of Madonna and U2 (both have insisted on opening worldwide tours with a DJ set from Oakenfold), and one that’s been featured on Hollywood blockbuster film scores, such as The Bourne Identity and Matrix Reloaded. It’s a sound that’s made its way through countless EDM landmarks – from the Isle of Ibiza (with residencies at Amnesia and Pacha) and Ministry of Sound in London, to super-club Cream in Liverpool and Rain in Las Vegas. And that’s not to downplay the literal landmarks he’s frequented with his music: Paul has performed on the Great Wall of China and to multiple sold out shows of 30,000 at the Hollywood Bowl. Memorable night out? That’s putting it rather mildly. Join us for a Sunday night that will rock your world.
Avalon – 5/26/13 – Paul Oakenfold / Andy Caldwell
While it came to the delight of everybody to be greeted by a gogo dancer on top of a unicorn at Avalon last weekend, those not initiated to Markus Schulz may rightfully be puzzled. The root of the term is described by Schulz: “by ‘unicorn’, people mean tracks with really fluffy melodies. I don’t do this.”
His dark and deeper trance earned him praise and the nickname “unicorn slayer” from a fan on twitter, which he retweeted and instantly began trending. Fans now show up to his sold-out performances showing their unicorn pride.