Come May 19th, German duo Ame are back in the capital to start Krush London's next party. Having recorded some classic sounds on the likes of Sonar Kollektiv and Innervisions over the last ten years, the pair are bringing their DJ and live skills to the party, which has such a limited capacity that only ticket holders will find out where it is. If you'd like to win guest list to the night, check here, and in the meantime have a gander at Pulse Radio's quick catch up with Frank Wiedemann, one half of Ame.
Pulse: How has your year been so far? Ame: Totally good. After some long sessions earlier this year to finish the Live-CD and -EP we're now ready and already working on new tracks and remixes in the studio.
What have been the highlights? Well, we had some amazing parties so far - especially the 24h one at Berghain/Panoramabar in March was extraordinary!
You have the Live album coming soon, what made you decide to do that? We haven't released any of own music on CD for a longer time but we both liked the recordings from the live shows. So we decided to put together the best versions of the tracks and release this.
What draws you two to each other? Kristian used to run a record shop back in the days in Karlsruhe. That's of course where we met. And after a while we tried to do some tracks in my studio. That was 10 years ago.
Do you have specific roles in the DJ booth? Well, Kristian is the DJ and I'm the live act - pretty simple.
Or when in the studio, do you each do set things or is it more organic? In the studio Kristian's practically a "producer" in its original meaning. I compose and do the technical stuff while he's sitting next to me and keeps the overview of the whole track. For me a great way to work with someone as for example if I work for 1 hour on the sound of a kick drum Kristian is still able to decide if it sounds right or not.
What should people expect at Krush? The Live CD gives a pretty good idea of what to expect there. You just have to imagine the party around that [laughs].
What else have you got coming up? There are some remixes coming up the next months: for Radioslave, for Gui Boratto and for our friends from Lithuania - Mario Basanov & Vidis.
Krush London with Ame, Clockwork, Nikos and Charlie A, May 19th, location tba