ÂME (Muting The Noise, GER)
After a long night of dancing, many night club patrons leave the venue with a certain track stuck in their heads. But for Âme, the DJ/production duo of Kristian Beyer and Frank Wiedemann, the tunes lodged in their brains are the ones they didn’t hear, ones not yet written that would fit perfectly in their sets. Since 2003, Beyer and Wiedemann have penned songs that once existed just outside club- goers’ imagination, songs that boldly combined floor-filling elements with conceptual conceits while maintaining their visceral appeal. As part of Innervisions, the collective/label they run with Dixon, Âme (pronounced “AHM”) offer glimpses of the future of electronic music through their live project, genre-melding compilations, and an independently run shop that completes the connection between artist and admirer. In a genre obsessed with reliving the past, Ame are focused on what’s still to come.
GoldFFinch (Fuse Music, BE)
With releases on some of electronic music’s most respected labels including Innervisions, Turbo, Dirtybird and Glasgow’s Numbers, Belgian Techno duo GoldFFinch are definitely, in the words of DJ Mag, “making waves beyond their country’s borders”. Joining the dots between the music of Detroit, Chicago, Berlin and London, Yoann and Gilles have created their own unmistakable sound, a dark, hard and jacking take on House and Techno that has made them a favourite of a lot respected DJs in the scene.