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DOWNLOAD: Modeselektor - The White Flash (Ft. Thom Yorke) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Thom Yorke - Skip Divided (Modeselektor Remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Ellen Allien & Apparat - Do Not Break (MP3)

Thom Yorke wearing a Modeselektor shirt @ Lollapalooza (more by Zach Dilgard)
Thom Yorke

BPitch Control is a German techno record label founded in 1999 in Berlin by DJ and producer Ellen Allien. In 1992 she became resident DJ at the legendary Tresor club in Berlin's Potsdamer Platz. At around the same time, she started her own show on the Berlin radio station Kiss-FM and created her own record label, calling them both Braincandy, before setting Bpitch Control up in 1999.

The label has since launched the careers of popular production outfits, such as Modeselektor and Apparat, and has featured limited edition remixes of alternative musician Beck. It also a favorite label of Thom Yorke's. [Wikipedia]

The techno awesomeness that is Berlin's Ellen Allien combines forces with the electro-glitch techno awesomeness that is Berlin's Modeselektor for one massive (actually small) tour full of German techno awesomeness. The NYC date that was originally scheduled to take place at Studio B has been moved to Highline Ballroom (not Element where it was moved to for a second). All tickets will be honored for the September 4th show. Some videos, all dates (and the poster), below...

Modeselektor feat. Thom Yorke - The White Flash

Ellen and Modselektor

Ellen Allien & Modeselektor - 2008 Tour Dates
Sep 4 - Highline Ballroom, NEW YORK CITY
Sep 6 - AVALON L.A. w/ Matthew Dear

* no Ellen



Comments (23)

aww look at thoms cute lil snaggle tooth. funny to see him almost cracking a smile.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2008 6:54 PM

Modeselektor killed it at Coachella. Excited for this show!

Posted by iko-iko | August 20, 2008 7:12 PM

When the fuck is Studio B going to open back up. Great sound and vibe for shows like this...

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2008 7:22 PM

18+ hooray!

Posted by Roland | August 20, 2008 8:19 PM

hey guys
what's a good introduction to modeselektor?

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2008 8:39 PM

Ich w├╝rde es schlagen.

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2008 9:02 PM

don't look so happy in that picture TOME

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2008 10:05 PM

Seeing as how Radiohead is my favorite band of all-time, it's hard to acknowledge the fact that in this particular picture Thom looks sort of like a cross between an evil twin of Martin Short as well as a rat.

But hey, I was always a fan of the music...never really cared too much what the artist looked like.

Posted by hmd1987 | August 21, 2008 3:27 AM

a good modeselektor introduction would be their CD "happy birthday," which is the best approximation of their current style (a surprisingly effective mixture of techno, hip-hop, dubstep, dancehall, etc.). their "boogy bytes" mix is also good fun.

Posted by philip | August 21, 2008 8:24 AM

The real story here is the great Ellen Allien's return. So, yeah...

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2008 9:27 AM

thanks anon 8:24

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2008 9:59 AM

eww! gross thom!

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2008 10:22 AM

To Anon 7:22 pm re: Studio B

I spoke to the guy at Other Music about Studio B the other night. He told me that it's not reopening. He said the owners of the space got fed up with dealing with the promoters and the complaints and that they felt it wasn't worth the hassle. According to him, Studio B is closed for good.


Posted by Pourin' out a little liquor for a sweaty dance club in the middle of nowhere... | August 21, 2008 10:23 AM

well I spoke to someone last night who said it might be opening some time in September.

Posted by Anonymous | August 21, 2008 10:38 AM

Wow, I initially thought that was a photo of Clay Aiken

Posted by Mike Gay | August 21, 2008 6:53 PM

I am soooooo excited to see Ellen and Modeselektor in SF. I saw Ellen and Sascha Funke a few months ago and they destroyed the dancefloor. The music and mixing were so excellent, and at one point I had no idea what I was hearing anymore. It was pure sonic ecstasy. Yay!!!

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