A key aspect of electronic music is timelessness. Timelessness when it comes to productions from the past decades, that still work perfectly to put floors around the world into ecstasy. Furthermore electronic music doesn’t have an expiration date. It doesn’t matter if you’re Giorgio Moroder, performing as a DJ for the first time with an age of 70+ or if you’re the next big wunderkind from nowhere entering the music scene with a hit EP – everything is possible. That’s why it’s also possible to bring people together regardless to their age or generations. And that’s been the same for Fritz Wagner and Marc Wolf – together Avidus.
Fritz startet producing in the late 90s with his first computer and a producer-keyboard. It didn’t took long for him to find out, that the harmony in his productions drew most of his attention. Starting of as an autodidact with Hip Hop Beats he then went on producing more pop oriented music and finally found his way to house music. Influences like Booka Shade, Tiga or Gui Boratto were his heroes at that time when he was around 20 years old. Over a decade Fritz was gaining his own experience aside from trends or inside knowledge of the electronic music scene and he shared his productions in very personal and small circles.
Marc on the other hand started to work and play with different bands from the rock and hardcore scene very early. He made studio recordings and was working on his mixing skills by the age of only 16. He made the first contact with electronic music by producing synthesizer backing tracks for hardcore bands. With almost 17 years he then moved to Kiel and found himself in the situation, that there are no band members around. That put him in the situation to produce and to perform on his own. He started to DJ. At first on illegal outdoor raves until he had enough money to buy some equipment. He was making waves as the youngest Newcomer of the city, which led to his first residency at Kiel’s Luna Club by the age of 18. During his first residency “ENDVR“ he welcomed guests like Âme, Roman Flügel, Barnt or Marcus Worgull.
After hearing one of Fritz’s tracks on a local sampler, Marc found and contacted Fritz. After a few hours in the studio it seemed clear, that aside of their shared love for house music, they also had a common affinity towards classical and harmonic elements which should play a huge role in their productions.
If one wanted to describe the sound of Avidus, words like “epic“, “trancy“ and “gritty“ were often used. But when you ask them, they don’t want to classify their music into genres. That’s because their productions are so diverse. One track can be very melancholic, the next one sounds euphoric. Some even sound funky sometimes while others could be the soundtrack of a very gritty epochal blockbuster, taking the listener to medieval seats of war. What combines their productions is the aspiration to trigger certain emotions through classic musical compositions.
With Marc’s experience as the longstanding DJ of the duo, music collector and follower of the scene, combined with the virtuos qualities from Fritz, wo loves to be in front of the booth while dancing when it comes to DJ-Sets, is the key to their sound and to their friendship. With their own label Empore Music and releases on Hommage, they managed to draw the attention of some big names to their trademark sound. Keep an eye on them, they’re going places.