Monday, September 20, 2010

BPitch Control

German electro/techno label owned by Ellen Allien which has showcased releases by artists including Silversurfer, Kiki, Tomas Andersson, Ben Klock, Paul Kalkbrenner and Sascha Funke.

Bpitch control has been introducing diversity to the club society of berlin since 1997. in the mean time there is no halt within the republic's borders. the label, created by ellen allien, tries to split the technoid-electronic microcosmos of the capital city with the function of being a platform for upcoming artists. berlin is growing from the important role as one of the cities where techno has been at home the most for the last 10 years. bpitch control puts this consequently into practice and leaves its unmistakable marks on techno, hence "made in berlin". musically bpitch control is not only defined by techno, it is a wide concept including self-organized parties on a regular basis, an open content label, visual implementation, and the successful move to keep the material conditions of production under own direction. bpitch control considers itself a channel where the collective is the priority and the ideas of every individual have space. reflection about the sound can become a mirror to the city of berlin. acoustically bpitch control romps about in the vast plane of electronic music - just don't get stuck on one style.

Aérea Negrot
All I Wanna Do (Efdemin + Tobias. Remixes)
A twinkle, a spark, and there you have it. Many will say they saw it coming. At some point you could no longer ignore the signs, and actually you'd suspected it all along: glamour is back in the club. Berlin has become what New York was in 1981 and Aérea Negrot is the Eartha Kitt of the post-techno age. As part of Hercules & Love Affair, perhaps the most enigmatic disco-ball band of the present day, the Venezuelan disco diva has tackled issues of gender code through a four-four discourse and convinced the world that a slick performance under a strobe light can outdo than anything that has appeared in the light of day. Now - as a taste of what's to come on her album next year - she is releasing her first EP on BPitch... All I Wanna Do By cleverly combining the roles of artist, artwork and muse, she evades any attempt at pigeon-holing and transcends her own persona with the rasping soul in her voice to become an icon of the new Berlin underground. "All I wanna do is sing and let my brain fuck my emotions." This is what we've been waiting for. Continue reading