SR Track of the Day: I Wish – Ellen Allien

Guided by her experiences in post-wall Germany, Ellen Allien fuses her cultural identity with her distinctive techno and message of peace and freedom. Her first two albums Stadtkind (2001) and Berlinette (2003) reveal this unique character and persona. Ranging from tragically beautiful electro to dark, complicated tech house, Ellen achieves a unique aesthetic through her technological innovation. A leader and collaborator, Ellen founded the successful BPtich Control Records in 1999 and worked with Apparat for Orchestra of Bubbles (2006). Constantly experimenting, Ellen’s most recent project was LISm:  a daring, abstract sonic venture using music she composed for a dance performance at Paris’ Pompidou Centre in 2011.

“I Wish, off Berlinette, showcases Ellen’s angelic voice, signature tech beats, versatile instrumentation, and overarching sense of world peace.

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DJ, musician, label manager, t-shirt designer and creative all-rounder Ellen Allien will be performing at Output in Brooklyn tonight for a rare New York appearance. This will be one of a three show U.S. tour, and her only show in the North East.

Ellen Allien’s Fashion Line

Ellen Allien/Thomas Muller – Free Nation (Ellen Allien Edit)

Ellen Allien – “LISm Trilogy”


Ellen Allien – “Need” (Official Music Video)



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Sam Cohen

Sam Cohen’s desire to put the indescribable into words led him to his role as a music editorialist and social media manager for Sensible Reason. He joined the team in early 2014 after graduating from Northwestern University with a B.A. in Radio, Television and Film. Sam has produced big budget music videos, ran successful marketing campaigns and currently works in the digital marketing department of the nightclub Output. When he's not avidly exploring new music and festivals, you can find him studying intellectual property, internet, and media law at Brooklyn Law School. Join him on Twitter: @SamCohen913

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