Review: Innervisions head honchos Kristian Beyer and Frank Wiedemann (aka Ame) released their ambient/Balearic styled opus 'Dream House' much year to much acclaim. And after two volumes of terrific remixes by some of the scene's top names in house and techno - we now have the third terrific instalment. Features Wiedemann's cohort in side project The Howling Ry 'X' Cuming - who delivers a rework of "No War" which gets into moody and atmospheric territory, "Gerne" feat. Berlin post punk legend Gudrun Gut gets a typically tripped-out and hypnotic perspective by Frankfurt veteran Roman Fluegel, and Irish deep house hero Mano Le Tough goes for yet more evocative dancefloor narratives on the sublime vocal led pop-inflected cut "Oldorado".
Review: This second remix package of tracks from Ame's Dream House long player features dance floor remixes to suit a range of moods. At one end, there's the atmospheric Fango take on "No War", where the original version's woozy chants and dreamy synths are underpinned by rolling back beats. At the other end, there's Marcel Dettmann's version of "Hellikonia", which sees the Berghain resident drops a steely, metallic rhythm that gradually spirals into a heady climax. By contrast, Dettmann's take on "Gerne" is less dance floor focused; a breathy, down tempo number its moody electronic undercurrents effortlessly accompany the original track's mysterious vocals.
Review: Dream House was released last year by acclaimed German duo Kristian Beyer & Martin Wiedermann aka Ame to much acclaim. The splendid tracks that comprised this evocative home listening journey are now remixed by some of the scene's top names and aimed squarely at the main room dancefloor. On Part I, we have Berlin-based artist (and Keinemusik main man) Rampa take "No War" deep into the exotic, in dreamy and majestic fashion, while Diynamic chief Solumun delivers two versions of "The Line" - Frank's Vote being a vibrant neon-lit perspective with an '80s influence, while Kristian's Vote has a more ethereal deep house vibe full of sweeping layers of arpeggio.
Review: Zurich based DJ and producer Jimi Jules is one of the most promising upcoming artists within the international underground. With previous releases on top labels like Superfriends, Cocoon and local imprint Zukunft - he tops all that by being picked as selector for esteemed Berlin institution Watergate's 24th mix album. Here we get treated to a few exclusives: first we have Jules & Jesaya's +4 BPM Update of Ame's "119 BPM", there's also his collaboration with Domenico Ferrari on the sleazy lo-slung pop of "Parkuhr". Then, we soon discover its almost entirely a Jimi Jules affair (naturlich!) with his remix of Swiss/German duo Egopusher's "Flake" (venturing into truly sublime territory) and the dreamy and bittersweet tones of Ed Ed & Petja Virikko's "Sundroina" (feat Jinadu).