- Rumour has it that Ricardo Villalobos is an Avalon Emerson fan, and the B-side of Whities 013 makes it clear why. Tribal, snaking and groovy, "Finally Some Common Ground" is Emerson at her most psychedelic. The kind of tune Villalobos would unleash with the flick of a fader on a sweaty 9 AM dance floor, it's also the Berlin-based artist at her most reduced, burrowing into your brain with Latin-style percussion, oddball effects—booooing, whoosh—and a restless bassline. Early on, the groove gives way to a deranged melody for a wacky beatless moment, resetting the energy before the bassline drags you back to the party. A blend of the bizarre and the functional, "Finally Some Common Ground" is a return to the murky terrain recently heard on Emerson's remix of Octo Octa's "Adrift."
"One More Fluorescent Rush" is the obvious big-room option. Rich with synths that twinkle above a blunt kick drum, it's more Michael Mayer than Villalobos, melodic and dreamy without much rhythmic flair. It's another trancey techno tune that will slot right into modern festival sets, but adventurous DJs will reach for the more original B-side.
A One More Fluorescent Rush
B Finally Some Common Ground