The club and the arena have come to share a universal soundtrack of Electronic anthems. Farshid Abdi, better known under his Avesta moniker, is well aware of this, as portrayed in his aptly titled outing for Tiësto’s Musical Freedom label. In a blaze of heart rending keys and superior melodic stylings, the energy and consistency of this well-groomed notch in the Progressive House yearbook is a testament to the support that has reigned in from David Guetta, Erick Morillo and Tiesto himself. Encapsulating the raw capacities of Dutch House alongside an accumulation of traditional synth play and heavy-handed lead work, Avesta successfully diverts attention away from Europe’s dominating nations by putting Switzerland firmly back on the EDM map with a suitably anthemic debut for Musical Freedom.
Words by Dan Carter