Artist: Damiano von Erckert
Label: AVA.
Cat. #: AVA. LP002
Release Date: 2-September-2013
Format: 2×12″ + DVD
A1. All Good
A2. No Good Times
A3. French Porsche [Drums by Funkycan]
B1. Hollywood [feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow]
B2. Housem [Remastered Version]
C1. Adhab Ya Msafiri [feat. Imam Ally-Salaam]
C2. Sweet and Kind
D1. Reallove [feat. Tito Wun aka Twit One]
D2. BONUS: Adhab Ya Msafiri [feat. Imam Ally-Salaam]
(Motor City Drum Ensemble Remix)
+ DVD by artist Hermes Katharis Villena & Damiano von Erckhert

AVA. present their debut feature: the first solo album from label founder and mastermind Damiano von Erckert.

“LOVE BASED MUSIC.” is a pure mirror of AVA. and von Erckert’s musical soul. Featuring guest vocals, instrumentation and co-productions from a cast including Someothaship Connect artist Georgia Anne Muldrow, Tito Wun aka Twit One, Funkycan and Imam Ally-Salaam – plus a bonus remix courtesy of the Stuttgart maestro Danilo Plessow aka Motor City Drum Ensemble – the album delicately weaves together house, hip hop, soul, disco and poetry.

Born at the end of the 80s in Germany, Damiano von Erckert grew up to the sound of labels such as Strictly Rhythm, West End Records and Nite Grooves thanks of his father, who himself was a house DJ – this childhood influence informs Damiano’s own sets, which frequently blend classic house, techno, disco, soul and funk. He founded AVA. in 2011 as a label & collective of similarly-minded artists from Cologne’s house music scene, bringing artists such as Christopher Rau, Lowtec, Murat Tepeli, Andy Vaz, Funkycan and Ugly Drums together to provide a platform for joint projects and new ideas.

“LOVE BASED MUSIC.” comes packaged with an extraordinary art movie on DVD, by artist Hermes Katharis Villena Silva in collaboration with von Erckert, tying the album together with complete visual concept for this opening AVA. album release, their biggest project so far undertaken


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