OUT ON 10.01.14!!!
BPC282: Ellen Allien & Thomas Muller – Free Nation EP
1. Ellen Allien & Thomas Muller – Free Nation (Ellen Allien Edit)
2. Thomas Muller & Ellen Allien – Free Nation (Thomas Muller Edit)
3. Thomas Muller & Ellen Allien – Delta Zoo (Thomas Muller Edit)
4. Ellen Allien & Thomas Muller – Delta Zoo (Ellen Allien Edit)
Grab your copy on the 10.1.2014
at Beatport and the BPitch Control Market!!!
Could Ellen Allien and Thomas Muller be crowned the new dream team of tech-house? In all modesty 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 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 without doubt four genuine floor-fillers and an extremely promising artist liaison!