Friday listening: Dixon and Ame’s back-to-back hotel room set
Fri 26th Oct, 2012 News 934 viewsin
“I forgot to tell you where the party is,” wrote Innervisions boss Dixon on his Facebook page in the midst of last week’s Amsterdam Dance Event. “It’s here. In my hotel room. Room 28 at Lloyd Hotel. So far it’s just me & Kristian from Ame. But if you feel like coming by – we have a soundsystem, a bar and we’ll play music. It starts now. So be quick – if it’s full, it’s full.” For house heads soaking up the atmosphere of ADE, from the intimate showcases to the mega-raves at the Gashouder hall, that would’ve been a pretty persuasive proposition. Unsurprisingly, Room 28 at the Lloyd Hotel quickly filled up, and a one-of-a-kind party was born.
Luckily for Innversions fans who weren’t within running distance of the hotel, the ever-trusty Boiler Room crew was there to capture it. In their words, it’s “two guys making a hotel room of people lose their shit and beat each other up with pillows…just beautiful!” Dixon and Ame settled in for four typically consummate hours, and there’s two recordings below: the hour-long YouTube video and the full session on Soundcloud.
Kristian Beyer flew to Amsterdam from Australia, where he’d just wound up a whirlwind weekend of club shows. As for Dixon, he’s due back here in February 2013, hopefully still armed with some of the gems from this set. With a less-is-more approach to releases, Innervisions is seeing out the year with a package from house original Ian Pooley, which comes with a Dixon rework. The label also released one of the European summer’s biggest tracks – Howling by one half of Ame, Frank Wiedemann, and Ry Cuming. Let the good times keep rolling.