There’s no better ambassador to the sounds of Berlin than Ellen Allien. The BPitch Control label owner is a techno lover from the start, having sourced and collected records for many years. As a DJ, musician, label manager and creative-all-rounder, Allien has yet another trick up her sleeve! On January 28, Allien will launch a second label, UFO Inc. in conjunction with her EP, »UFO«.
UFO Inc. will be dedicated to a rough and raw approach to contemporary techno, which can be heard out in this latest EP that features two acid-laden, techno bangers. According to the label founder herself, the first track “UFO”, “serves a mediator between earth and heaven, i.e. the concrete dance-floor and a feeling of transcendental rapture – the kind of track that lifts you up from where you dance and takes you away to new spheres.”
The B-side features “Körpermaschine”, highlighting the brutalist hardware aesthetics of UFO Inc. It begins as a solid acid-banger, with relentless pounding bass and a looped drum machine that will have you moving in a frenzy. Allien reminds us that she is a creature full of surprises, when the track suddenly takes a turn, belting out an anthemic break that drastically shifts the mood. The kick enters the mix once more, and we’re left with two contrasting pieces that dance alongside one another in an unexpected, joyful way.
Stay tuned for UFO Inc.’s next releases, coming from Alien Rain and Regal.