Bpitch Control DJ and CEO Ellen Allien weighs in with ‘Fabric 34’.
Allien’s ‘Fabric’ mix might make up for the loss of her DVD sets – Resist Records have cancelled the whole ‘The Other Side of…” series (and replaced it with a new series, Vol. 1 of which is 'The World's Greatest Trance'). Allien fans who can’t wait until May might want to check out her ‘Camping Vol. 3’ label comp, although watch out – that one is unmixed.
“I wanted to do an analog mix, by hand. I used my favorite records of last year and the newest ones. I like analog!" says Ellen. "And I like to hear how one has to manipulate the mix until it’s tight. I like the mix because to me it’s the ideal club mix that I personally would like to hear in a club. It’s also a nice memory for me – I can remember every record being played by myself in a club. And when I now listen to the mix I can recall all the great moments.”
The tracklist reveals a lot of recent Berlin DJ favourites, including Larry Heard’s ‘The Sun Can’t Compare’, Don Williams’ ‘Orderly Kaos’ and, somewhat surprisingly, a cut from Thom Yorke, who is also included on Dixon’s ‘Body Language Vol. 4’ and Modeselektor’s ‘Boogy Bytes Vol. 3. Allien’s mix also features cuts from Estroe, Cobblestone Jazz and Roman Flugel – overall this one looks in line with Allien’s signature blend of melodic techno with electro and pop influences.
Still on a Fabric tip, RA sources can reveal that our top podcaster of 2006 Ewan Pearson has signed on to mix ‘Fabric 35’.
‘Fabric 34’ tracklist
1. Schubert - S1
2. Larry Heard Presents Mr. White - The Sun Can’t Compare
3. Estroe - Driven
4. Damian Schwartz - Tu Y Yo (Peros Nos Volvemos A Levantar) (Pilas Remix)
5. Don Williams - Orderly Kaos
6. Melody Boy 2000 - Sound Stealer
7. Artificial Latvamaki - It Is Now Either
8. Cobblestone Jazz - India In Me 2
9. Roman Flugel - Mutter
10. Aste/Maan - Aaltovaihe
11. Thom Yorke - Harrowdown Hill
12. Ellen Allien - Just A Woman
13. Ben Klock - Journey
14. Heatthrob - Baby Kate (Plastikman Remix)
15. Apparat - Arcadia
‘Fabric 34’ mixed by Ellen Allien will be released on Fabric Records from May 18th.