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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

When Solar began Djing in the early 90's, San Francisco's Clubs and Raves were places where musically, anything could happen. To be a DJ in this time and place meant having a fierce dedication to the craft of creating electrifying music for people to dance all night. A deep record collection and bold creativity were what people valued in the Djs they would go hear every weekend.

In 1994, Solar and a couple other Djs began bringing a sound system and a generator to the Berkeley Marina for free gatherings to dance and watch the sun set behind the San Francisco skyline. As these Sunset parties grew from dozens to hundreds, and now thousands of attendees, Solar become one San Francisco's best loved DJs. Known for his eclectic sets, blending Techno, Disco, House, Electro and electronic music with the energy of Punk and Psychedelic Rock, Solar has built a loyal following among a discerning crowd of dancers and party goers used to hearing every touring DJ you've ever heard of. Nearly twenty years of playing music for crowds large and small has evolved a style of Djing that seamlessly fuses the best of classic and modern dance music. More recently as resident and co-creator of the No Way Back parties, Solar has earned the reputation of a DJ devoted to the art of mixing and selecting music without regard to ephemeral fashion, trends or fads.

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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