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Avenue (Official)

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | MAJOR

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | MAJOR
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo EDM Disco

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Jun
22
Avenue (Official) @ Libertine

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Jun
15
Avenue (Official) @ Horseshoe Tavern

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Apr
25
Avenue (Official) @ Supermarket

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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With only three songs out before this, we have a new favorite artist. Avenue is a nineteen year old producer located out of Toronto, who makes some of the sexiest tunes out there. He is only at six hundred seventy followers, but that should multiply exponentially in no time. If Avenue keeps putting hits out like this, you can expect to see him touring all over! - Salacious Sound


Avenue isn't a name that has been thrown around a lot lately but there is no doubt that it's the name that will be on everyones lips very soon. At just 19 years of age the budding young talent out of Toronto is showing signs of mature production, just one listen to his remix of Miami Horror's "Real Slow" should be enough to get hooked on his brand of rich nu disco. The thick claps, reminiscent of late 70's disco with the added punch from parisian style compression lead the way for the soothing vocals from the Miami Horror original leaving room for modulated chords that effortlessly shine through the mix. - Earmlik


Lemaitre's song "High Tide" is one of those tracks that makes for a perfectly remix-able song. 19 year old Toronto based artist, Avenue (aka Sam Willows) has taken a stab at remixing their song "High Tide" and we are quite satisfied with the finished product. He has taken the electro-pop original track to the next level by speeding up the song and intensifying the electronic melodies. We were first impressed with Avenue when we caught wind of his remix of Miami Horror's track "Real Slow". Willows studied music thoroughly as a child and is fluent in a handful of instruments. It wasn't until his teenage years that he developed a love for electronic music, and his path was set. As the young producer continues to build momentum in his music career, we hope that he continues to pump out releases of this quality. Check out the track below! - Earmilk


Avenue is a new and emerging electronic artist based out of Toronto. Currently signed on YYZ Records, Avenue is expecting an EP out sometime soon, the track EARMILK has today is his first single. Sam Willows is the mastermind behind Avenue, originally his musical interest started by playing the piano from a young age. It was only until recently that he began to fuse electronic synths with guitar, piano and percussion. The production sounds almost reminiscent of old Daft Punk, yet has its own signature style by blending his past musical experience with his new experimentation, something we can expect to see grow from such a versatile 19 year old.

"Colour" really highlights Avenue's typical style of work. From what sounds light and uplifting, you can expect an almost endless summer found in the music. From start to finish, we see a flow with a dramatic beginning and gentle fade away. The whole EP has a continuous melody that bounces between an aggressive side of the artist and a smooth, harmonic tone. You can grab a free download of the track below. - Earmilk


All day today we’ve been hearing songs that make us long for summer. Beatsmith Torotonian Avenue has just made us look out the window with added disgust with his latest remix; a lovely trop-house remix of Miami Horror’s “Real Slow.”

Sporting a funky bassline and some island style synths, Avenue has taken this beach-ready tune and created something that should be played far and wide at WMC. While the original piano melody is still apparent, it’s not the hero of the song as it was in the original. This tune is much more dance-centric, harnessing lush kicks and clicking percussion.

If you’re feeling down about the weather, throw on a Hawaiian shirt and play this bad boy. You won’t be able to avoid the warm weather vibes. - The Music Ninja


Anybody over the age of 25 should be able to sing at least a chorus from a Tears for Fears’ song. Some time ago, you couldn’t turn a corner without hearing “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” “Head Over Heels,” and probably the most commonly sung to, “Shout.”

With music taking a strong stride towards 80′s synth heavy sounds, it’s no wonder this New Wave Pop duo has a major comeback planned, which happens to include a remix competition. Coincidentally, Avenue is already ahead of the game, having put this track together before Tears for Fears even announced these grand scale plans at making a splash in the current music scene.

We posted one of this Toronto based producer’s tracks a while back, but most of you probably aren’t familiar with his sound yet. With a orchestral, electronic approach, Sam Willows (Avenue) has a laid back, yet highly winsome sound, mixing classical instrumentation with spiraling synths and a progressive beats.

In his take on the 1985 chart-smashing classic, “Shout,” we’re offered up a dancy version of the political protest tune. Gone are the power chords, heavy percussion and uncharacteristic guitar solo. In their place we find energetic, pulsing synthesizers that drive the tune into a full-on dance floor pleaser.

Make sure to keep an eye out on Avenue to see if his remix makes the cut! All of us at TMN are definitely rooting him on. - The Music Ninja


There’s nothing quite like a really well composed electronica track that has the ability of transporting you to another place. Is it the calming strings laid over slow, repetitious beats? Is it the lack of lyrics that allows our mind to wander? Whatever it is, we’re all about it.

Flirting with associations like Emancipator, Moby and Little People, Torontonian producer Sam Willows (aka Avenue) has crafted a sound that’s musically engaging, welcoming you in with each siren like synth. With very little out there about this up and coming Canadian, we can assure you that as much time and effort goes into making his music as Rob Ford’s plans to get wildly turnt up.

Political jokes aside, this is really the first we’ve heard of this act, but we’re already intrigued. We can’t wait to see what else he has on deck. - The Music Ninja


After being released, remixes of MIAMI HORROR‘s ‘Real Slow’ began flooding in with LDRU and PLASTIC PLATES both giving the single a taste of their own medicine. A few months down the track, another remix has emerged from a young producer based in Toronto called AVENUE.

At just 19 years of age, AVENUE has proves his vast knowledge of parisian disco, bringing nostalgic and vibrant sounds to life. With steady hand claps and a cruisey beat, this offering shows awesome potential, we definitely want to be hearing a lot more from him in the future.

Keeping very true to the original, AVENUE has used most of the original vocal on his new edit and it’s the synths here that really drive it though. - Purple Sneakers


Well, this is quite the pleasant surprise. Today I came across 19-year old Candian producer, Avenue, and despite only having two official releases on Soundcloud, he has set himself up as an artist to watch in the coming months. Melodic, diverse and soulful, Avenue has captured a style in his music that I can’t put down. “Colour,” his newest release, keeps a steady pace with a driving beat and the steady ebb and flow of piano riffs and synthesizers. “Colour” available for free on Avenue’s Facebook. - The Kollection


Discography

Tears For Fears - Shout (Avenue Remix) - January 2014
Miami Horror - Real Slow (Avenue Remix) - March 2014
Bo Saris - She's On Fire (Avenue Remix) - May 2014
Lemaitre - High Tide (Avenue Remix) June 2014 
Carousel - My New Friend (Avenue Remix) June 2014
Tobotok - Higher (Avenue Remix) August 2014

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Avenue 

Born in Toronto, Avenue (Sam Willows) was exposed to a multitude of musical influences from a very young age. As a child, he was introduced to timeless rock acts ranging from David Bowie, The Police and Zeppelin, to the classic bands and electronic artists of the 90’s (U2, Radiohead, Tears for Fears, Coldplay, Moby, Fatboy Slim, Crystal Method,).

After training in classical piano for nearly nine years and studying advanced musical theory for five, Avenue learned to play the violin, saxophone and guitar.

Avenue spent much of his childhood writing music for the piano, until he became infatuated with electronic music during his teenage years and began focusing on production in 2013.

Avenue’s music is a cohesive combination of emotional chord progressions meticulously crafted to evoke satisfaction, and carefully selected melodies born out of both complex theory and an ear for catchiness. Combining the powerful techniques of modern dance music, and the art of classical songwriting, Avenue's music has something for everyone.

Many would consider his genre to be a unique combination of French House and Disco, while drawing significant influences from the great Indie bands of today. Whatever you want to call it, it is obvious that Avenue is quickly creating a unique brand for himself that speaks to today’s moving musical landscapes.

And if you think Avenue’s talents are specific to production, think again. This young visionary is on a mission to revolutionize what the mainstream consider dance music and showcase his true musicianship through the use of live synths, guitar and percussion, fused with classic DJing and mixing, providing his audience with a true live experience.

After dropping his official remix for Miami Horror's  “Real Slow” (Vitalic Noise), Avenue has since been commissioned to do remixes for Lemaitre (Astralwerks), Bo Saris (Decca), Hannah Georgas (Dine Alone Records) and the LA-based synth-pop duo, Carousel. Recently, Avenue’s remix of Tears for Fears’ “Shout”, charted as the #1 remix on Hype Machine. The legendary band fully supported the track and shared it across their socials stating, “More cross-generational love!”

Stay tuned for plenty of official remixes and a slew of original productions due out later this year. It’s clear that this 19 year-old generation-crossing phenom is just getting started. 

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