As we gear up to welcome Innervisions bosses, Âme & Dixon to the club, learn the aural history of their iconic label.
Tokyo Black Star - "Blade Dancer" (Dixon Edit)
This is where it all began. The first release from Innervisions comes from Berlin-based trio, Tokyo Black Star. Interestingly, their Psyche Dance EP is numbered INNERVISION01 and on the front, it says "Innervision presents" from the next release both of these would change to the now-iconic 'Innervisions'.
Âme - "REJ'
The track that introduced label heads Âme to the world, "Rej" is the foundation on which a dance empire was built. 14 years later it still bangs.
Henrik Schwarz & Âme & Dixon Feat. Derrick L. Carter - "Where We At"
The equivalent of the first Avengers Movie in the Innervisions world. Four of the integral label figures uniting together for the first time. This was always going to be a blockbuster, but it doesn't hurt that Derrick Carter gave them such an effective vocal to work with.
Emmanuel Jal - "Kuar" (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
You might not know that South Sudanese activist Emmanuel Jal began life as a child soldier, but his message has now become famous around the world thanks to Olof Dreijer and the innervisions family.
Boom Clap Bachelors - "L-O-V-E" (Tuff City Kids Remix)
The Innervisions Secret Weapon EPs showcases tracks that have become the highlights of sets from Âme and Dixon, before being officially shared with the world via the EP series. On Secret Weapons 4, nestled amongst huge tracks from Larry Heard, Âme and Boddhi Satva is this gem of a remix from Gerd Janson and Lauer's Tuff City Kids project.
Underworld - "Crocodile" (Âme Live Remix)
Many of Innervisions' greatest moments come in the darkness of the dancefloor, few tracks suit that mood better than this. Âme takes stadium-ravers, Underworld, and remake them for the basement clubs of Berlin.
Ry & Frank Wiedemann - "Howling" (Âme Remix)
A track steeped in duality. Somehow both sad and uplifting, hard and soft, quiet and loud, chillout and peak time all at the same time. It's a rare stroke of genius that can bring such an unusual track to the fore.
Konstantin Sibold - "Madeleine"
The fifth edition in the Secret Weapon series introduced this unbridled slice of euphoria from Konstantin Sibold. "Madeleine" is guaranteed to raise a sea of skyward hands anytime it's drawn for in a set.
Howling - Shortline
The unicorn of the Innervisions catalogue. This one had track IDers pulling their hair out over the summer of 2013. A highlight of Dixon's sets that year, it only got officially IDed when he dropped his Essential Mix. Never officially released, this version of "Howling" was a gift to Innervisions subscribers, who received the White Label as part 'thank you' part easter egg.
David August - "Epikur"
Part of the 50th Innervisions release extravaganza. The team dropped four different records to mark the historic milestone. Frankey & Sandrino, Orson Wells and Recondite dropped exemplary records, but it's "Epikur" which we keep coming back to. A masterpiece from those opening horns to the dazzling conclusion.