Blog Archives

Ellen Allien – Allien RMXS EP

ellen allien

ELLEN ALLIEN put her particularly multifaceted side on display once again in mid-summer 2014: Her last EP „Freak“ contained three tracks with three moving emotional states, each spreading uniquely positive vibes. Especially the track „Freak The Night“ – with its warm bass, 303 acid dabs, Roland piano sounds and Ellen Allien sending out rave signals with her insistent vocals – turned out to be a hit.

Now the Berlin artist has invited some friends to remix the playfully crea- tive track, alongside another track from the last EP, „Butterfly“. The latter opens the varied vinyl edition of the EP in a revised edition by the legendary Detroit Electro-Techno duo AUX 88. The two veterans have transformed the original into a magically dark rave monster, merging Techno with a deepness that gets right under your skin, charmingly connecting the 1990s with the here and now.

The Irish-born, UK-based producer EJECA, who recently debuted on BPitch with his EP „Space & Time“, then takes „Freak The Night“ and transforms the track into a futuristic Acid mons- ter whose twisted wizardry ensures absolute magic in the club.

Matt Edwards aka RADIO SLAVE, also had packed dance floors in mind when he reshaped „Freak The Night“ into a wild 14-minute House sensation, in the middle of which ELLEN ALLIEN‘s anthemic vocals swarm and scatter the senses.

For the digital release of the remix EP, RADIO SLAVE also delivers an a cappella version of „Freak The Night“ as a tool for creative DJs that contains all the right ingredients for an extra special mix. The digital edition is rounded off with a revision by another House, Acid House and Techno veteran: L.A. WILLIAMS. The version by the producer from Chicago is filled with nervous claps, fiery hi-hats and springy bass, adeptly bringing Acid-laden Electro into the picture without the forgoing the irresistible pressure of Techno. Here are four remixes, each of which encom- passes an original dance universe, all of which approach the original material in a manner that is anything but formulaic. And as a link there is also a bewitched a capella version, which can be used to seamlessly combine all four remixes into an epic version of „Freak The Night“.

Out on March 23rd 2015 on BPitch Control.