Tag: ellen allien

The Social Festival Podcast By Sailor & I

For his upcoming performance at Social Festival – Sailor & I provides an exclusive podcast of sorts to showcase his eclectic style across the electronica spectrum. Based in Stockholm, Alexander Sjodin aka Sailor & I has moved full speed ahead ever since his breakthrough single “Tough Love”. Three years since the low-key SoundCloud leak, Sjodin landed a spot on labels such as Life and Death and Black Butter Records. He’s a producer originating from a hefty background of jazz, rock, classical, and punk – picking up most of his skill via his family’s piano or picking up a guitar. In terms of performances, you can catch him ... Read more

The Social Festival Releases Third Line Up Release

The third instalment of The Social Festival’s lineup has landed. Reading like a who’s who of A-listers, The Social have revealed a bill including Andrew Weatherall, Bicep, Carl Cox, Guy Gerber, Hot Since 82, Joseph Capriati, Laurent Garnier, Nic Fanciulli, Paranoid London and Sasha & John Digweed, and their third phase is no different. Social’s returning favourites George Fitzgerald, Mark Fanciulli, Patrick Topping, Richy Ahmed and Tom Trago will return to Maidstone again on the first day, while Solomun goes b2b with his Diynamic label compadres Adriatique on the main stage. Friday sees the welcome addition of Berlin’s Paul Kalkbrenner alongside headliners Sasha ... Read more

Preview: Springfestival Graz

It’s finally confirmed – over 120 acts from all over the world will heat up the Styrian capital of Graz. Some of the names announced are James Holden Ellen Allien, Ben Klock, Kenny Larkin, Recondite, Roni Size, DJ Krust, and more. After a successful relaunch in 2015, the festival makes its return with an exciting mix of international stars and local favorites, offering 5 days and 4 nights nonstop electronic music and culture. Taking place from the 25th to 29th of May, the festival’s location is an attraction for clubbers from all over Europe – ranging from a large opening in the Helmut List ... Read more

Mix #174 By Ellen Allien (Freak House Mix)

Today we have the honour to introduce a very special guest in our mixtape series. She founded and has been at the head of pivotal techno imprint BPitch Control and already was a resident in one of her city’s most acclaimed clubs, Tresor, in 1992 (age 22). And although Ellen Allien’s heart still lies in the techno scene, she has been leaning more and more frequently towards other musical styles in her sets, showing off an impeccable taste and knowledge of dance music’s history. So, for the occasion, the Berlin/Ibiza resident has laid down an extraordinary ‘Freak House Mix’ for us to enjoy.  Ellen Allien ... Read more

Oasis Festival Podcast #001 By Martin Roth

Influenced by both the classic progressive house sound of the 90’s & 00’s and the deep house avant garde of today, Martin Roth’s DJing style, tracks and remixes have been continually supported by the likes of Sasha, John Digweed, Eric Prydz, Tiefschwarz, Solomun, Climbers, Jozif amongst many other leading names.  Today we’re featuring the Berlin-based DJ ahead of his gig towards the exotic Oasis Festival in Marrakesh, Morocco this September. side from being served to some of the finest names in electronic music right now – like Harvey, Agoria, Âme, Danny Daze, Derrick Carter, DJ Tennis, Ellen Allien, Gerd Janson, Guy ... Read more

Interview: Ellen Allien

As a youngster, the BPitch Control label signified my introduction to electronic music. Modeselektor’s Happy Birthday and Hello Mom provided countless party anthems for me and my friends, and seeing them live was a downright revelation (champagne shower mosh pits, anyone?).  Paul Kalkbrenner, Sacha Funke, Kiki, basically each and every single artist attached to BPitch helped forge my taste in electronic music. But one BPitch album especially blew my mind: ‘Orchestra of Bubbles’, a collaboration between Ellen Allien and Apparat. A musical journey; a fascinating collection of tracks that once and for all obliterated my skepticism towards the ability of electronic music to evoke emotions. ... Read more