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Âme LIVE

WHERE DO CONNECTIONS TO DETROIT, CHICAGO, NEW YORK, BERLIN AND PARIS ALL EMERGE? NO, IT IS NOT THE FRANKFURT AIRPORT BECAUSE THIS CITY IS EVEN ANOTHER PART OF IT. GEOGRAPHICALLY IT MIGHT NOT MAKE ANY SENSE BUT MUSIC-WISE WE ARE DEFINITELY TALKING ABOUT KARLSRUHE HERE. IN THE LITTLE TOWN IN VERY WESTERN GERMANY ALL THESE CITIES INFLUENCES JOIN FORCES IN THE STUDIO OF FRANK WIEDEMANN AND KRISTIAN BEYER, TOGETHER FORMING THE DUO ÂME (SPEAK: AHM, = FRENCH FOR SOUL). THEIR SOULFUL MISSION TO EXPLORE FAR BEYOND THE BORDERS OF HOUSE MUSIC ALREADY CAPTURED THE ATTENTION ALL MAJOR PEEPS INVOLVED IN PRESENT CLUB MUSIC. DELIVERING CONSTANT QUALITY WITH 12'S THAT ARE ROCKING HOUSE, TECHNO AND BROKEN BEAT FLOORS ALIKE IT SEEMS LIKE A LOGICAL MOVE TO PROCEED TO THE NEXT STEP OF RELEASING A COLLECTION OF THEIR WINNERS.

6 YEARS AGO KRISTIAN AND FRANK FIRST MET UP THROUGH KRISTIANS RECORDSHOP "PLATTENTASCHE" AND VARIOUS GIGS IN THE AREA. FRANK ALREADY EXPERIENCED WITH HIS FORMER PROJECT SOUL FC (RELEASE ON FSOJ) AND KRISTIAN BEING A SCIENTIFIC MUSIC NERD IN A POSITIVE WAY, THEY ONE DAY DECIDED TO TWEAK THE KNOBS TOGETHER. AS A THIRD OCCASIONAL MEMBER AND TO MAKE THE CIRCLE COMPLETE BERLIN BASED EREN SOLAK IS HELPING OUT WITH ADDITIONAL KEYS AND PARTS OF THE COMPOSITION FROM TIME TO TIME. KRISTIAN HAS ALWAYS BEEN TURNED ON BY THE VOICES SHOUTING OUT OF MOTOR CITY BY THE LIKES OF MOODYMAN, UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE AND CARL CRAIG AS WELL AS THE NEW YORK CITY SOUND OF BLAZE AND METRO AREA, WHEREAS FRANK’S BROAD SPECTRUM OF INFLUENCES RANGES FROM CHATEAU FLIGHT, JOHN TEJADA OVER TO IG CULTURE AND JAZZANOVA.

AME´S SOUND IS EASILY ACCESSIBLE WITHOUT EVER LOOSING DEEPNESS, COMPLEXITY AND A DISTINCT TWIST. THEIR INSPIRATIONS, HOW DIVERSE THEY MIGHT BE, ARE CLEVERY QUOTED BUT NEVER COPIED. WHAT STARTED OF WITH A B-SIDE ON A SAMPLER FOR SOULBROTHER DIXON´S OFF LIMITS SERIES HAS SINCE THEN SHOT OFF TO BECOME A COHERENT SUCCESS STORY. FIRST REMIX REQUESTS FROM THE TRÜBY TRIO, SIMONE SERRITELLA, JAZZANOVA, NIGEL HAYES, RANDOM FACTOR, WAHOO AND ROY AYERS ENABLED THE DUO TO SHOW THEIR VARIOUS DISGUISES UNDER THE ROOFTOP OF DEEP HOUSE. AS WE SPEAK THE STORY OF ÂME CONTINUES WITH PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF NEW SOUNDS, PATTERNS AND ARRANGEMENTS.

Job Jobse (Life & Death / NL)

Life & Death / Trouw / Amsterdam

Solar

'Beloved San francisco's own Dj Solar is one of the main dj’s behind the infamous Pacificsound's legendary Sunset Parties and Boat Parties. Free outdoor events held in some of the bay area’s most beautiful spots attracting thousands of people every time. Solar joined up with the Pacific Sound/Sunset crew within the first year, and at the legendary parties he developed his unique style, drawing on influences from the traditional deep and funky sounds of San Franciscm the futuristic Techno-Soul of Detroit and the Jacking Tracks Of Chicago.

In addition to Pacific Sound Events, Solar is also resident at shattered (monthly at the DNA LOUNGE) and Bionic (Sunday nights at the TOP). He has performed around the nation in places like hawaii, seattle, and new york, and recently played at the famous REX Club in Paris. Although he appreciates the opportunity to travel and play records all around the world, Solar still recognizes that 'There's no place like home' San Francisco will always be his favorite place to play. By day, solar can often be found working in Berkeley at Primal Records.

DJ Solar is a vet of the SF house music scene who’s name conjures up the very essence what San Francisco house is about. Through his sets with the Sunset crew and off the hook Bionic parties, Solar continues to shape and define the role of house music in Today’s San Francisco Scene. Usually focusing on Paradise Garage sounds of old with the bumping funk of traditional San Franciscpo house stylings, Solar tends to focus mainly on his skills to build the hype about him rather than heavy self promotion. Looks like the strategy is working.

DJ M3 aka Manny is a major influence in SF’s music scene. Launching the Green Gorilla Lounge DJ crew and record label in the 90s, which organized and played many of SF’s most notable underground events. Manny was soul proprietor of Lower Haight’s vinyl music boutique ‘Black Pancakes’, which led to the opening of the The Triple Crown nightclub and now his most recent collaborative project Monarch. M3 continues to rock San Francisco and looks forward to upcoming music release in early 2014, with Sleight of Hands on Smoke N' Mirrors.

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Âme (LIVE / Innervisions), Job Jobse (Life & Death / NL) ***Advanced tickets are closed. A limited amount of door tickets will be available. Doors at 10p*** with Solar, DJ M3

Friday, September 27 · 9:30 PM at Monarch

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