Valentijn Hoogwerf, better known by his stage name Avalan, is a 24-year-old Amsterdam born DJ, producer and vocalist.
In 2019 he collaborated with Armin van Buuren on the worldwide hit track ‘Sucker for Love’ which was also featured on Armin’s latest album: 'Balance'. During the challenging times that followed in 2020, Avalan was inspired to create a track that best described the feeling of being quarantined and the lack of freedom the world was faced to confront.
The track is ‘World We Know’ and it was premiered at the opening of 2020’s AMF presents Top 100 DJs show. Avalan gave an astonishing and memorable performance from an empty Johan Cruijff ArenA to the 7-million-strong audience that was watching worldwide. The emotional track has already had a massive impact on the music stage as its release is eagerly anticipated.
'World We Know' by Avalan will be released on 13 November while the Festival Mix (Official AMF 2020 Anthem) will be available worldwide on 20 November.