This summer, German DJ/production duo, Âme, celebrates a decade in dance with the release of its first CD of new material in six years. Âme Live [Innervisions] is a typically warm and eclectic affair, with tunes by Underworld, Roy Ayers, Unkle and a host of others skillfully reworked beyond recognition.
Few acts in recent history have managed to balance an underground ethos with mainstream appeal as effortlessly as Âme (pronounced “ahm”). “Rej,” recorded in 2005, was a lush, minimal masterpiece that secured their hero status across the globe—but Ȃme’s Frank Wiedemann and Kristian Beyer refuse to dine out on past glories.
As they wrap up their summer-long Ibiza residency at We Love…Space, the Âme boys are only interested in looking forward—ask them to play “Rej” one more time and things could get messy. Kristian Beyer explains why in the full article, available via our digital edition of the magazineIn the meantime, here are their musical picks for the summer.
– Innes Wei
Âme’s Summer Top 5
1. “Does It Look Like I’m Here?” (Daphni Remix) by Emeralds [Jiaolong]
2. “Drunken Maki” by Toktok [Toktok]
3. “Trainman” (I:Cube Remix) by Lauer [Running Back]
4.“Black Rain” by R-A-G [MOS Deep]
5. “Arcane” by Mia Grobelny [Sub Static]