Avalon Emerson – 040 - AD 93
Having already got plenty of people talking with her fine entry in the DJ-kicks mix series, Avalon Emerson now follows it up with an EP that is just as standout. The much loved underground darling explores contrasting tones here, with dark bass and glistening melodies offsetting one another perfectly on 'Rotting Hills'. It's a versatile track that will find its way into the sets of a wide array of DJs but comes with the sort of design and invention that will always stand it proud. There are feelings of hopelessness in the music of the final two cuts that stays with you long after they have finished playing.