The sovereign queen of techno is at it again. Apart from touring every corner of our planet she’s also a frequent producer in the studio. Post her latest album there is now a video out taken from that source Alientronic.
So our favorite Berlin-based DJ, producer and label-owner Ellen Allien recently shared the music video for her song ‘Free Society’. The flashing black-and-white visual, directed by Kieran Behan, is filled with alternating images of protests and dancing ravers living their best lives. “Freedom is being whoever you want to be”, Allien wrote on Facebook. Watch the video above.
‘Free Society’ comes from Allien’s eighth solo album Alientronic, released this past May on her BPitch label. Later this month, on September 27, she is releasing a new EP, Alientronic Rmxs 2, featuring reinterpretations of album tracks by Alien Rain, Shlømo, Hector Oaks and Fjaak.
So, the second batch of remixes from Ellen Allien’s recent album ‘Alientronic’ is here…
Still sizzling hot from the studios of some of the scene’s brightest talents this bumper package includes four new mixes by artists including FJAAK, Alien Rain, Hector Oaks, and Shlømo.
Alien Rain takes on ‘MDMA,’ introducing a huge nineties-inspired synth line that is bound to cause an uproar. The riff is modulated, twisted and warped, steadily graduating into all-out madness towards the latter part of the track.
Next up is Shlømo with his remix of ‘Exit To Humanity.’ The drums go full-on tribalesque giving this one raucous energy, a short breakdown sends us into the main body of the track which is unrelenting with bright synth lines lighting things up towards the end.
Hector Oaks follows up with his version of ‘Free Society,’ this one under his Cadency alias. This piston-powered mix takes no prisoners with its hypnotic potency. Ellen’s original riff is spliced with Hector’s inventive instrumental to great effect.
Infamous 420 lovers FJAAK close the release with their throbbing reinterpretation of ‘Bowie In Harmony.’ On this rework, a powerful low end sends tremors through the Earth’s surface as a menacing acid lick wriggles and squirms in the background.
A1 / 1. MDMA (Alien Rain Remix)
A2 / 2. Exit To Humanity (Shlømo Space Invaders Remix)
B1 / 3. Free Society (Hector Oaks A.K.A. Cadency Heartcore Remix)
B2 / 4. Bowie In Harmony (FJAAK Remix)