When techno titans collide, it's bound that magic will be created and that’s what happened at Innervisions New York which took place on May 17th. Innervisions creator Dixon took over The Knockdown Center along with heavyweights duo Âme (DJ) , DJ Koze, Jennifer Cardini, and Trikk. It was Innervisions US debut event of the year. Due to last year’s abrupt cancellation, the Innervisions event did not hold back from producing some of the greatest techno sounds that night.
Knockdown Center in Queens, a former factory with over a century of history and now transformed into innovative art and performance space, will play host to Innervisions for 8 hours of nonstop music and dancing.
Getting there in time for fast-rising Portugal star Trikk with his hard-hitting set. Immediately you can feel the music throughout the entire space. With his wisely composed, complex house tracks that have elevated him to play alongside the respected house and techno heavyweights. Everyone was moving to the techno beats simultaneously.
A longtime Innervisions favorite, DJ Koze who had a stellar 2018 with his much-loved 'Knock Knock' LP and his hit "Pick Up" which was the number one track of the year. DJ Koze played an euphoric set, setting the mood at a calm pace, moving the crowd in an elegant melodic state. Playing tracks from his ‘Knock Knock LP, grabbing attendees into a tranquil zen state of mind.
Founded in 2005 by visionaries Dixon (Steffen Berkhahn) and Âme (Frank Wiedemann and Kristian Beyer), Berlin-based label Innervisions has become one of the most influential voices in underground dance music over its 14-year history. Only releasing a handful of records per year, the label's in-house talents. Founder of the iconic record label, Dixon has made a huge impact on the realm of melodic house and techno. He will be joined by Âme DJ (aka Kristian Beyer), together they brought fans a special back-to-back DJ set showcasing some of their favorite producers from the renowned label.
It was time for Dixon and Âme to perform their iconic back-to-back set. The entire night they were playing incredible techno tunes, all different forms, and styles. Everyone was in shocked by their performance, throughout the night you would hear ‘oh wow’, ‘this is amazing’. All different levels of melodic house and techno, we couldn’t believe what was coming out of the speakers. The entire back-to-back performance from Dixon and Âme was outstanding, the best set of the night. Seeing everyone in the crowd from the stage was glorious, everyone moving to their beats and music in unison. All as one
As night turns to dawn the sunlight starts to illuminate through the windows. It was a beautiful sight to see. A beat was forming within the techno, it sounded very familiar. I was saying to myself I know this, then it clicked! It’s “Relax” the popular 80s track by Frankie Goes To Hollywood. I told my friends what the track was, then you can distinctively hear RELAX and everyone lost it. I was so proud of myself when I was able to name the track within the first couple of baselines. Closing out their set with the iconic 80s tune turning into a melodic techno finale.
Innervisions NY was one of the best events this year, a perfect season starter for the summer months. As Innervisions make their way throughout the world, there is one show that will truly stand out from the rest.