One of techno’s most respected powerhouses is back with another remix EP, a dynamic and thoughtful collection of praise from her peers.
Earlier this year, Ellen Allien released her seventh studio album, Nost, which has received nothing but positive feedback and airtime. Serving up a brand new batch of dance floor heaters are Truncate, Gerd Janson, FaltyDL and Kyoka. This wildly diverse and talented grouping of artists lend their interpretations of the already iconic album, each putting a new spin on one of Ellen’s originals. In true Allien fashion, the EP pays homage to the past, present, future, and to the diversity of techno itself.
A1. Innocence (Truncate Remix) 6:29
A2. Call Me (Gerd Janson Remix) 6:24
B1. Erdmond (FaltyDL Remix) 5:15
B2. Call Me (Kyoka Remix) 6:46
A modern pioneer in techno, Truncate strips down and darkens the original Innocence, almost creating a play on the track’s title.
A complete deconstruction of Ellen’s hit Call Me is served up by Gerd Janson, transporting listeners to an early nineties warehouse rave.
FaltyDL, whose remix of Erdmond has an overall feel of early dubstep, offers another nostalgic twist to the EP.
Closing out the EP is a rework from experimental producer Kyoka, who throws down a warped and woozy interpretation of Call Me.
Overall, this remix package is a collective bow-down to one of the most influential women in techno – see you on the dance floor. Watch out for the full release, out on November 24 on BPitch Control.