Ellen Allien and BPitch Control represent a diverse section of Berlin’s clubbing environment. The label represents the techno roots on which the city has built its musical reputation, but is by no means restricted by the views of the genre purist. The differing sounds of a wide range of artists from throughout the world are encouraged to build upon the ever growing platform of Allien’s brainchild.
What began as a series of parties has now evolved into one of the most forward thinking musical ecosystems around. BPitch was created in 1999, moulding itself together with the techno movement of that era. Since these humble beginnings the label has become a concrete element in the city of Berlin, encouraging creativity and individualism at every turn.
Art and club culture come together under one singular identity. A home of creativity where the artistic can rest their thoughtful heads. Body and soul unite in a flood of emotion. Here are our favourites from BPitch Control.
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Telefon Tel Aviv – The Birds
The Chicago based electronic music act of Charles Cooper and Joshua Eustis are the perfect blend of romantic melancholy and electro-pop. 80’s nostalgia and retro sonic waves make for an enchanting trip.
On January 22nd, 2009, Eustis announced that Cooper had sadly passed away. A personal record, titled Move to Pain, was released in 2014. Eustis described it as the “elephant in the room”. Through its release Eustis felt the welcome relief from years of grief, following the death of his best friend and the cancer diagnosis of his father.
The Birds is taken from the duos The Birds EP, which features remixes from Ellen Allien and Ghostly label head Matthew Dear. The title track is an emotional journey fuelled through a desperate longing and yearning for romance. When the drum pattern is finally introduced it’s hard not to lean your head back and smile as you bask in a warm glow of euphoria.