Why hype on one talent when you can have two? In town this weekend are German duo Kristian Beyer and Frank Wiedemann who make up Âme, a seductive electronic duo
First up, it's pronounced "Ahm". Second, if you're a techno and house music nut who's still unfamiliar with this German duo (although that's highly unlikely), a quick listen will get you hooked immediately. Since 2003, the coming together of Kristian Beyer and Frank Wiedemann in their hometown of Karlsruhe has produced four albums that set dance fans on a hypnotic trail of submission. With Steffen Berghahn (whom you know as Dixon), they're also behind Innervisions, a record company from Berlin founded in 2005. If you want to know more about the inner workings of Innervisions, check out Smirnoff Sound Collective's short documentary on the record label here.
Âme are also regulars at some of the most discerning clubs in the world: Robert Johnson (Frankfurt), Fabric (London), Trouw (Amsterdam), Lux (Lisbon), and Air (Tokyo). Fortunately, you can experience some Berlin-esque vibes at a party smack in the droll, industrial quarters of Henderson, where opening sets by MR. HAS and Maurice Simon will warm you up for Âme in the flesh. You can start by sampling their debut track, Rej, or get into this remix to escape into the sonic underground.
Escape 56: The Henderson Project with ÂME takes place on 4 November from 7pm. Tickets here. For last week's #ManCrushMonday, click here.