Ellen Allien and Thomas Muller collaborated on Free Nation. The 4 track EP will be out digitally on the 10th january and on vinyl later this year !
Could Ellen Allien and Thomas Muller be crowned the new dream team of tech-house? In all modesty â€“ with their current collaboration and the resulting 12" Free Nation the two long-standing label colleagues have delivered four absolutely killer tracks. The basic framework initially came about in Ellen's living room. Ultimately the tracks were completed independently of one another in Berlin and Thomas' previous home city of Paris. It is remarkable how a common starting point can lead to such different results: the Grande Dame of tech-house has her puppets dancing with no inhibitions as she mixes freaky noises with deliciously overdriven Roland SH-101 synth lines in â€œFree Nationâ€ and Jupiter 6 synth lines in Delta Zoo before launching an all-out assault on the ears with an explosive mixture of straight-up, bone-dry, old-school beats. This creates a sumptuous retro-techy sound that still throbs with the energy of the present day. Thomas also takes a very punchy approach to his edits of Free Nation and Delta Zoo. Contrary to Ellen, however, he often leaves space between the straight-up, bone-dry beats for trippy atmospherics and subtly dispersed house elements. These lend his tracks a certain laid-back elegance, but without diminishing their raw power in the slightest â€“ without doubt four genuine floor-fillers and an extremely promising artist liaison!
As the 2013 summer season comes to an end, your beloved DT crew brings you yet another amazing set from the legendary Cocoon @ Amnesia Ibiza whose 14th season’s closing party will be held tomorrow. On this occasion, Ellen Allien cleverly lays down an experimental and trippy techn...
Ellen Allien takes us on a deep and soulful sonic journey at The Mission in Bucharest's Roman Arena. The first lady of Bpitch was joined by Miss Kittin and Nina Kraviz on this special night in celebration of International Woman's Day.