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.
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/Thomas Muller – Free Nation (Ellen Allien Edit)
Ellen Allien – “LISm Trilogy”
Ellen Allien – “Need” (Official Music Video)