Next weekend established club-brand System bring to Leeds two giant acts who are set to collide to bring an unmissable show; the result will be spectacular. Flying over from Germany are the minds behind currently one of the most popular and unique labels operating in the scene, Innervisions, as well as one of the most formidable b2b acts to have graced the decks in recent times. With an emphasis on quality output and not rushing releases, they’ve built up an established following and a catalogue of timeless releases.
I’d advise preparing your mind for the sonic experience that will be, Dixon b2b Âme all night long. It’ll be an epic journey through their many different styles and influences, from the heavier sounds of Detroit, through to the tribal drums of Africa. These spectacular DJs will blend and build it like no other, and give those attending a musical journey to remember.
Native Berliner Dixon has, until recently, built his career solely from DJing without ever dabbling in any production, preferring to create edits of tracks, giving them his own flavour and enabling them to work into his sets. With the rise of Innervisions, and his continuing established residencies, he has grown over the years to be considered of the top DJ’s in the world. After hearing his essential mix for Pete Tong and my own personal experience of seeing him at Bestival, I can back the claim. We’re in for one hell of a treat, that’s a guarantee. Listen to Dixon’s essential mix below.
Âme is the combination and output of Frank Wiedemann and Kristian Beyer. The duo have been producing together for many years with releases on Jazzanova’s Sonar Kollectiv (With whom Dixon has also been involved) and many more. Their major break came in late 2005 through to 2006 with the release and rise of their track ‘Rej’ which was later licensed and remixed by Defected records, leading it to reach an even wider audience. This synthy stomper with its long droning and building bass is unforgettable and stands to show how much talent they have between them. Again in 2012 Âme proved what they could do by providing the sound of summer that year in the form of their remix of Howling by Ry and Frank Wiedemann. There are many tracks they’ve made together, and also on their own solo projects that deserve a mention but for now check out their soundcloud. Or even better, come down next Saturday to Mint for a night to remember. Hats off to everyone at System for this one.