Profile: ÂME

Since 2003, Beyer and Wiedemann have penned songs that once existed just outside club-goers' imagination, songs that boldly combined floor-filling elements with conceptual conceits while maintaining their visceral appeal. As part of Innervisions, the collective/label they run with Dixon, Âme (pronounced "AHM") offer glimpses of the future of electronic music through their live project, genre-melding compilations, and an independently run shop that completes the connection between artist and admirer. In a genre obsessed with reliving the past, Ame are focused on what's still to come.

The partnership was formed in their hometown of Karlsruhe where Wiedemann first crossed paths with Beyer in 2001 at the latter's record shop, Plattentasche. Bonding over Chicago house, Detroit techno and much else besides, the duo joined forces in 2003 to produce seminal deep house platters for Sonar Kollektiv, many of which were collected on the duo's self-titled debut album. Intent on not repeating themselves, Ame splintered their established sound and found a more nimble, compositional approach that yielded their scene-conquering single, "Rej." Not content to rest on their laurels as the tune made the rounds on Defected Records and many others, the pair teamed up with Dixon and Henrik Schwarz in 2006 for another instant classic, "Where We At," featuring Derrick Carter's stirring vocals.

(Innervisions, 2006)

The label Innervisions is home to a host of soulful minimal releases by likeminded artists like Marcus Worgull, Henrik Schwarz, Dixon, Chateau Flight, Frank Roger, AtJazz, Tokyo Black Star, Laurent Garnier, Emmanuel Jal, Culoe De Song and Osunlade, to name a few.

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Âme Live was at Zouk on 14th Oct for their Soulfeed night in the main room.

Ferng was warming up.


 

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