Ellen Allien drops a new music video & unveils 2nd edition of album remixes featuring reworks from FJAAK, Hector Oaks, Shlømo & Alien Rain.
Yeah, talking about Ellen Allien is always special, she is a DJ, musician, label manager and creative all-rounder, what she has made in techno scene is unique and outstanding. In that order of ideas, talking about her is obligatory and we wanted that to be that way. Check out what is up in news for our favorite alien.
Now, Ellen drops a new music video & unveils new album remixes. The video was directed by Kieran Behan of Crystal Mafia, postproduction by Pfadfinderei and starring Ellen Allien and clubbers from the Berlin scene.
As the title and Ellen’s vocals express, the video focus on a \”Free Society\” concept, illustrating a lifestyle free of discrimination. As well, Ellen created a new edit of the track which reinforces its euphoria feeling.
Following an undisputed presence in the international scene since the mid 90s through her appealing DJ sets, her 8 previous albums as well as numerous EPs and remixes for essential labels like Warp and Mute, her most recent endeavour was on UFO Inc., the fresh label she launched earlier this year, focusing on a raw and energetic sound.
She developed this vision on her last album ‘Alientronic’ and is now announcing the 2nd remix edition featuring powerful reworks by Berlin duo FJAAK, Bassiani resident Héctor Oaks, Concrete resident Shlømo and acid legend Alien Rain. The first edition featured remixes by Terence Fixmer, Regal and Introversion. For more details read below.
Watch the new music video of Berlin clubbing icon Ellen Allien for her track \’Free Society’ taken from her album Alientronic that was released on her BPitch label in June.
Overview. Incoming… The second batch of remixes from Ellen Allien’s recent album ‘Alientronic’ is here. Still sizzling hot from the studios of some of the scene’s brightest talents this bumper package includes four new mixes by artists including Alien Rain and Shlømo plus Hector Oaks and Fjaak. Alien Rain takes on ‘MDMA’, introducing a huge nineties-inspired synth line that is bound to cause uproar. The riff is modulated, twisted and warped, steadily graduating into all out madness towards the latter part of the track. Next up is Shlomo with his remix of ‘Exit To Humanity’. The drums go full-on tribalesque giving this one a raucous energy, a short breakdown sends us into the main body of the track which is unrelenting with bright synth lines lighting things up towards the end.Hector Oaks follows up with his version of ‘Free Society’, this one under his Cadency alias. This piston-powered mix takes no prisoners with its hypnotic potency. Ellen’s original riff is spliced with Hector’s inventive instrumental to great effect. Infamous 420 lovers FJAAK close the release with their throbbing reinterpretation of ‘Bowie In Harmony’. On this rework, a powerful low end sends tremors through the Earth’s surface as a menacing acid lick wriggles and squirms in the background.
Artist. ELLEN ALLIEN Title. ALIENTRONIC RMXS 2 Label. BPITCH Release date: September 27 Cat number. BPX003 Format. 12\”/ Digital Tracklist. A1. MDMA (Alien Rain Remix)(6:31) A2. Exit To Humanity (Shlømo Space Invaders Remix)(5:17) B1. Free Society (Hector Oaks A.K.A. Cadency Heartcore Remix)(6:19) B2. Bowie In Harmony (Fjaak Remix)(5:12) Label.
directed by Kieran Behan
dop Viktor Sloth
VHS camera Shira Kela and Kieran Behan
Casting and Styling Halla Farhat
Hair and Makeup: Christian Fritzenwanker and Sarah Marx
Cast: Braulia Bandeira, Slavis Frank, Emma Nolander, Niclais Raven