This week WEAREJUNK are throwing an impressive party headlined by Âme (Innervisions) and also featuring Citizen (MadTech) and Ceri (Hot Creations). Rhymos will be warming up in the main room with Get Satisfied (Bournemouth) in the second room feat. Myles Lloyd, Zee & Eli, and Jack Light.
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First up, Âme:
After a long night of dancing, many night club patrons leave the venue with a certain track stuck in their heads. But for Âme, the DJ/production duo of Kristian Beyer and Frank Wiedemann, the tunes lodged in their brains are the ones they didn’t hear, ones not yet written that would fit perfectly in their sets. 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 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.
Âme’s ability to fuse together seemingly disparate influences is greatly informed by their talents as DJs. Not given to fulfilling trends, their sets draw upon the whole of dance music’s history and keep them in great demand around the world. Their regular nights at such establishments as Robert Johnson (Frankfurt), Fabric (London), Trouw (Amsterdam), Lux (Lisbon), and Air (Tokyo) are exceeded only by their marathon sets during Innervisions nights at their beloved Panorama Bar (Berlin).
As core members of what they refer to as the Innervisions family, the duo are deeply involved in the group’s operations. The imprint is renowned for exacting quality control, releasing only five or six titles a year encased in lavish artwork, many of which are widely tipped. With input from Wiedemann, Beyer and Dixon drive the label’s A&R direction, selecting a few artists – who have included Laurent Garnier, Château Flight, Stefan Goldmann and Culoe De Song – to accompany the main cohort of Henrik Schwarz, Tokyo Black Star, and themselves.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/64629601″ width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
Next on the bill is Citizen. Citizen is from London and his output is full of character and flair charged with memories of the past glory of early 90s House music. Even though this nostalgia is there for everyone to hear it does not define the music on its own: there is no apparent novelty with the use of the 90s reference which is something that is quite rare as this era of music is often abused and dragged into the contemporary house scene, left with mediocre results probably more than any other when it comes to club music.
In the case of Citizen, there is a sense of a deep-seated love of the music that is handled with care and used with the highest skill to produce some wonderful House music. With critically acclaimed releases on Kerri Chandler’s Madtech and the tastemaking Love Fever Records and numerous hotly tipped shows across Europe Citizen looks set for an interesting year ahead.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/108783935″ width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
As mentioned, Ceri and Rhymos will also be in the main room and Get Satisfied downstairs.