Ellen Allien, Sascha Funke, Pfadfinderei, Youandewan
The Berlin based label Bpitch Control is one of the most widely-respected and enduring electronic record labels in the world. Alongside similarly groundbreaking German labels such as Cocoon, Kompakt, Ostgut-ton and Desolat, Bpitch is also one of the few to repeatedly break and reshape definitions of electronic music. After 11 years Bpitch Control still reigns as one of the most original, influential labels of the decade, breaking acts such as Modeselektor, Kiki and Telefon Tel Aviv, and is as popular now as it has ever been. System is delighted to present, for the first time in Leeds, a Bpitch Control showcase with two of the most prolific members of the Bpitch stable: Ellen Allien and Sascha Funke.
Pfadfinderei is the internationally renowned design collective responsible for much of the unique, eyecatching Bpitch Control graphic design and artwork. Based in Mitte, Berlin, Pfadfinderei has worked alongside Bpitch Control to create a catalogue of weird and wonderful images that define the label's strong visual identity. Pfadfinderei VJs now also accompany Bpitch artists on many of their live dates, showcasing snippets of their otherworldly design ideas, and can also be found providing live visuals for the biggest festivals in the world including Sonar, Melt! and Glade.