Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Boogy Bytes vol.04 mixed by Ellen Allien

Title : Boogybytes vol.04 mixed by Ellen Allien
Genre : Electronic
Style : Techno/Minimal
Format : 1xCD
Label : Bpitch Control
Catalog# : BPC171CD
Release Date : 03/2008
Tracks : 15
Play Time : 66.08

Ellen Allien's dj-skills are made available again in her fabulous boogy bytes 4 - mix - both en route and everywhere else. according to her contribution to the fabric mixes (fabric 34), and 'my parade' (bpc094), an update to her label bpitch control has been done.
And we have to say a big ‚yes!‘ at first, because ellen allien possesses a striking intuition for being directly on the sound of the present - but she never subdues herself to a certain ‚zeitgeist‘. instead, she is known for her shaping of an own typology of sound, that sometimes is a bit too far, maybe crooked, more abstract or technoid than others, and which is moreover understandable as her personal reflection of the now - only out her point of view. as a dj, she stays in a long tradition where the emotional and direct contact to the audience always comes first - likewise, she tries to wage all feasible facets, which are possible in the interaction between dancefloor, airports, studion, office, and living rooms.
It is important for her, to ‚memorize‘ her favourite tracks for the club - but besides that, she never stands idle during the week, and so the motif of motion is formative for the mix too. she describes it in her own words as ‚emotional, noisy, trippy, weird, and sexual‘, which means boogy bytes 4 became impulsive but subtile too. the bass drum is not set into the foreground obviously, neither should it dominate the feelings of the listener. rather, ellen allien sketches a voyage that consists of bass lines, effects and the arangement of the tracks among each other. out of it, enough ‚void‘ is left for the listeners own perception of the music and his personal add-on‘s. not only the last year has been a special year for her, but also for electronic music ‚made in europe‘. and so, that element resonates within the mix, which ellen allien begins with the poem producer agf (who also produces her new longplayer ‚sool‘) and finishes it with the ballad ‚twice‘ of peacefrog‘s little dragon. in between, space is left for the development of concrete moves - and the last club nights appear in mind.
Furthermore, with the current Boogy Bytes 4, Ellen Allien queues seamlessly in the successful series of mixes by Bpitch Control artists. The photographer Axl Jansen, a friend of the Bpitch Control universe, did a perfect instant-action shot for the cover. Whereas in the previous releases Kiki, Sascha Funke, and Modeselektor stood behind the decks, now it is time to give room to Ellen Allien!

01. Agf - Liniendicke
02. Vera - In The Nook
03. Ricardo Villalobos & Patrick Ense - Fizpatrick
04. Melon - Nitzi (In My Mind, So Fine)
05. Andres Zacco & Lucas Mari - Carbonela (Seph's Vidrionela Remix)
06. KonpiĆ¹ta - Christmas Fairytale (Moessap edit)
07. Sozadams - Eyes Forlon
08. Richard Seeley - Juicy Vermin
09. Lucio Aquilina - My Cube
10. Melchior Productions - Don Juan
11. Friendly People - Music Is Improper (Martin Buttrich Remix)
12. Sascha Funke - Double Checked
13. Gaiser - Withdrawal
14. Kassem Mosse - A1
15. Little Dragon - Twice
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