Derek Avari Home


Derek Avari was born at Moenchengladbach in Germany on the 11th August of 1966. His musical career began in the early ninetees. With the increasing success of the eletronical music styles like techno, acid, house and dance, his interest rose to produce music of his own.

At that time he met again Jaspa Jones, whom he knew from his times at school. and who has worked as a Deejay at the meantime. With Jaspa he produced his first experimental tracks. A few months later Mike Nero, a DJ-colleague from Jaspa, joined in producing music. In the meantime the equipment had also grown, so that it became possible to create more professional results. At Mai of 1992 they sent their first demo-tape to Talla 2XLC, the founder of the famous Techno Club at Frankfurt and the owner of Music Research, that was one of the first labels of techno and trance style music. The track was released with the title “Making love” under the project name “Parazide” at August of 1992 and was pretty successful in the club scene.

In the following years until today Derek has extended his studio equipment and increased his production experience, which resulted in a large number of releases, licences for compilations and remixes for the dance-sector with many entries at dance charts. In the following years he started cooperations with the producers Jason Mash (Mash & Avari) and Grammy nominated producer Claudio Mangione (The Sky Was Red), but he also released several tracks as a solo artist.  Although his discography features tracks in many genres, his ambition is to produce fresh house music with a special flavor.

Apart from the work of a music producer he is active in the label business for many years. Since 2008 he runs his label and publishing company (Sound of Now Music & Publishing), that supports, produces and manages young music talents.  At the end of  2015 Derek (and Claudio Mangione) established the labels Elephants & Aliens Recordings (with the focus on House-Music) and the more commercial orientated label Existenza Records.