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Avant is the French word for 'fore' and 'ahead of'.

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July 20, 2022

Magdalena Bay Revamping ‘Mercurial World’ With New Songs, Remixes, 8-Bit Alternates

Avant pop duo shares Danny L Harle remix of "Chaeri," and details fall 2022 headlining tour

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June 17, 2022

Exclusive: Carl Cox contextualizes his return to Electric Zoo, 11 years later [Q&A]

On September 4, Carl Cox will step foot on Randall’s Island for the first time in 11 years. His return to Electric Zoo, recently acquired by Avant Gardner, casts him not only as one of the event’s headliners, but also as a curator. And on the New York festival’s final day of operation, Cox and... Read More ▸ The post Exclusive: Carl Cox contextualizes his return to Electric Zoo, 11 years later [Q&A] appeared first on Dancing Astronaut.

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June 16, 2022

Avant Gardner acquires Made Event, Electric Zoo

The investment group behind Avant Gardner has acquired New York promoter Made Event and its annual festival on Randall’s Island, Electric Zoo, from LiveStyle for $15 million. Under the terms of the purchase, Avant Gardner will operate Electric Zoo’s 2022 installment from September 2 – 4. Billboard broke the news of the acquisition on June... Read More ▸ The post Avant Gardner acquires Made Event, Electric Zoo appeared first on Dancing Astronaut.

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May 24, 2022

Alok talks ‘future-tech,’ his future directions ahead of Avant Gardner appearance [Q&A]

Sonically, Alok is in the midst of a new era that he terms “future-tech.” The Brazilian producer’s latest single “The Club Is Jumpin'” taps into the style in the context of a Destiny’s Child sample, reframed in a tech-heavy fashion fit for the club. The one-off is a reminder that Alok is no stranger to... Read More ▸ The post Alok talks ‘future-tech,’ his future directions ahead of Avant Gardner appearance [Q&A] appeared first on Dancing Astronaut.

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May 24, 2022

You’ve Never Heard Anything Quite Like Joe Rainey’s Avant-Garde Pow Wow Music

Signed to Justin Vernon and the Dessner brothers’ 37d03d label, this Midwestern artist is pushing traditional Native music in provocative new directions.

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April 28, 2022

John Summit surprise drops free remix of The Weeknd’s ‘Sacrifice’

Back in January, John Summit tweeted out that he had a two-day deadline to submit a remix for “the biggest artist in the world.” There were really only a handful of names that could’ve fit that bill and after he started rinsing what sounded like his own rework of “Sacrifice” at the likes of Avant... Read More ▸ The post John Summit surprise drops free remix of The Weeknd’s ‘Sacrifice’ appeared first on Dancing Astronaut.

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April 20, 2022

Man sentenced to 190 years in prison for murder of music legend Clarence Avant’s wife Jacqueline

Aariel Maynor allegedly broke into the couple’s house during a burglary attempt in which he hoped to steal $50,000 The post Man sentenced to 190 years in prison for murder of music legend Clarence Avant’s wife Jacqueline appeared first on NME.

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April 19, 2022

Man Gets 190 Years in Prison for Murder of Jacqueline Avant, Wife of Music Legend Clarence Avant

Aariel Maynor, 30, pleaded guilty to murder and other charges in Los Angeles Superior Court last month.

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April 19, 2022

Man Who Murdered Jacqueline Avant Sentenced to 190 Years to Life

Jacqueline Avant, 81, was shot in the back and "bleeding heavily" as her husband cradled her head and tried to comfort her on the floor when police arrived, prosecutors said

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April 12, 2022

FKA twigs Directs and Stars in Short Film Soundtracked by X-Ray Spex: Watch

Playscape was made in collaboration with the Noguchi Foundation Museum and the Avant Garden Collective

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March 16, 2022

WOW Concept Opens Up Avant-Garde Physical Store in Madrid

Aiming to blend both the physical and digital worlds, WOW concept has opened its first brick-and-mortar store located inside the former Hotel Roma in Madrid.

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March 4, 2022

Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Wife of Music Legend Clarence Avant

Aariel Maynor pleaded guilty in the fatal shooting of Avant and the attempted murder of her security guard at her Beverly Hills home in December.

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March 3, 2022

Jacqueline Avant Murder Suspect Pleads Guilty, Faces Up to Life in Prison

The philanthropist and wife of music legend Clarence Avant was gunned down during a home invasion Dec. 1

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February 8, 2022

Asteroid Named In Honor of Late Avant-Pop Musician Sophie: Sophiexeon

It's not the exoplanet fans were looking for, but forever in our hearts, and the stars.

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February 6, 2022

George Crumb, Prolific Avant-Garde Composer, Dies at 92

The Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning artist explored the intersection of nature and sound throughout his six-decade career

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January 24, 2022

Thierry Mugler, Avant-Garde French Fashion Designer, Dies at 73

Over a career that spanned six decades, the daring couturier dressed the likes of Grace Jones, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, and Celine Dion and lent his name to the phenomenally successful Angel perfume.

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December 19, 2021

Stevie Wonder Remembers Jacqueline Avant, Brings Out Ledisi at Sold-Out House Full of Toys Benefit

The iconic singer-songwriter brought back his holiday benefit concert after a three-year break.

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December 17, 2021

Suspect Pleads Not Guilty in Shooting Death of Jacqueline Avant, Wife of Music Legend Clarence Avant

Aariel Maynor, who was charged with one count each of murder, attempted murder and felon with a firearm, will next appear in court on Jan. 19.

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December 8, 2021

Jacqueline Avant’s Family Announces Memorial Fund

Avant’s survivors have arranged the Jacqueline Avant Memorial Fund for the new MLK Children’s Center, located in South Los Angeles in the Watts/Willowbrook neighborhood.

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December 7, 2021

Suspect Charged With Murder of Jacqueline Avant, Wife of Clarence Avant

The man suspected of fatally shooting Jacqueline Avant in her Beverly Hills home on Dec. 1 has been charged with murder, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Monday. Aariel Maynor, 29, of Los Angeles is charged with one count each of murder, attempted murder and felon with a firearm — Maynor allegedly used […]

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December 6, 2021

Man Charged in Fatal Shooting of Jacqueline Avant, Wife of Clarence Avant

Aariel Maynor is also charged with the attempted murder of the Avants' security guard.

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December 4, 2021

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Jacqueline Avant

Aariel Maynor was taken into custody after allegedly shooting himself in the foot at the scene of a separate home invasion The post Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Jacqueline Avant appeared first on NME.

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December 2, 2021

Man Arrested in Jacqueline Avant’s Fatal Shooting

The Beverly Hills Police Department announced the arrest on Thursday afternoon.

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December 1, 2021

Jacqueline Avant, wife of Motown Records’ Clarence Avant, killed in home invasion

The 81-year-old philanthropist was shot during a robbery on Wednesday The post Jacqueline Avant, wife of Motown Records’ Clarence Avant, killed in home invasion appeared first on NME.

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December 1, 2021

Jackie Avant, Wife of Music Icon Clarence Avant, Shot and Killed in Beverly Hills Home Invasion

The 81-year-old was killed during a robbery on Tuesday night (Nov. 30).

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November 4, 2021

Charli XCX’s “New Shapes” Is Avant-Garde ’80s Pop

Charli XCX, Caroline Polachek, and Christine and the Queens team up for a celebration of doomed love and massive snares.

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October 28, 2021

Skrillex Triumphantly Returns With First U.S. Set Since Pandemic

Despite happening on hump day, attendees of Skrillex's Wednesday (Oct. 27) night show at Brooklyn's Avant Gardner got quite the extra pep in their step as the producer delivered his first U.S. show since the pandemic.

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October 5, 2021

Pitchfork Music Festival Paris Announces Full Lineup

Katy J Pearson, Talk Show, Lime Garden, and more join the Avant-Garde programming

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September 16, 2021

Kali Uchis Teams Up With Avant-Garde Pop Princess Amaarae for ‘Sad Girlz Luv Money (Remix)’

Power and independence remain the heartbeat of this expansion

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Discs

Read Your Mind

January 17, 2022

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ESTO Avant Seperated (ESTO Remix)

December 31, 2021

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Nothing Without You (Terry Hunter Remixes)

July 23, 2021

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Take It Slow (Terry Hunter Remixes)

July 9, 2021

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Can We Fall In Love (Terry Hunter Remixes)

January 29, 2021

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Can We Fall In Love

July 10, 2020

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Edible

June 12, 2020

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Not Gone Lose

March 8, 2019

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The VIII

September 25, 2015

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Special

June 23, 2015

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Face The Music

January 1, 2013

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The Letter

January 1, 2010

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Avant

January 1, 2008

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Director

January 1, 2006

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You Know What

January 1, 2005

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4 Minutes

January 1, 2005

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Private Room

January 1, 2003

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Ecstasy

January 1, 2002

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Separated/ My First Love

January 1, 2001

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My Thoughts

May 9, 2000

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