Speaking of new DJ mixes, I've been listening to the new 'Boogbytes' one by Ellen Allien a lot. That's one of two new albums she has out this year - the other one is her fourth solo album and the one she'll be touring North America for in May. Tickets are still on sale for Ellen's appearance at Studio B in Brooklyn on May 10th (with Sascha Funke). All dates and more album info below....
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 rmx)
06. konpiùta - "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 (damien schwartz rmx)"
12. sascha funke - "double checked"
13. gaiser - "withdrawal"
14. kassem mosse - "a1″
15. little dragon - "twice"
Ellen Allien's SOOL Set For May 27th Release on BPitch ControlEllen Allien - 2008 Tour Dates
SOOL, Ellen Allien's fourth solo album, will be released by BPitch Control on May 27th, 2008. Produced by AGF, SOOL is subtle, mysterious and minimal. Ellen Allien will be playing select dates in the U.S. and Canada in support of this new full-length album and the release of Boogy Bytes Vol. 4 mixed by Ellen Allien, out March 31st on BPitch Control.
"Created in winter 2007/2008 in Berlin, intended to be a valve, a loophole. Winters always have been a very creative time for me; in particular, after this past hot and crazy summer and autumn 2007 in Berlin. I do not have any gigs, I never stay at one place for such a long period of time. Instead, I push buttons in the studio, and sing. Yeah! Minimal - what does minimal mean for me? Minimal is just there. Permuting that, shaping this kind of immediacy with my own hands - that was close to my heart. A whiff of positive, but nevertheless abysmal energy creates room for the ears. For yours and mine. What is SOOL? How is SOOL? SOOL is everything, everyone and none - SOOL is a phantasm, a creation, which reflects the album's atmosphere, and also my person. I am me; but I am also what you made me for, what you do with me and what I do with you. And, SOOL is curiosity, room, and architecture. Sketches; drawing; adhering." -- Ellen Allien
In addition to the new album, Ellen Allien has designed a special "SOOL" fashion line. Images will be available shortly.
Apr 24 - Magazzini Generali Milan
Apr 25 - Kerosin Augsburg
Apr 26 - Showboxx Dresden
May 1 - Chop Suey Seattle *
May 2 - Mighty San Francisco *
May 3 - Avalon Los Angeles *
May 4 - Holocene Portland *
May 5 - Boogy Bytes Tour @ The Social Toronto
May 7 - The Mod Club, Toronto *
May 8 - Parking Montreal *
May 9 - Le Cercle Quebec *
May 10 - Studio B NYC *
May 16 - SPY Dublin
May 17 - Fabric London
May 21 - Hotel Shanghai Essen
May 22 - Culture Box Copenhagen
May 23 - Esque Stockholm
May 24 - Rex Paris
May 30 - SOOL ALBUM TOUR @ Primavera Festival Barcelona
May 31 - SOOL ALBUM TOUR @ Watergate Berlin
* w/ Sascha Funke