Ellen Allien

Biography

As one of the most iconic artists of her generation in electronic music to date, Ellen Allien embodies the core ethos of techno: a visionary who looks to the future for inspiration, carving out her own niche and presiding over an empire that has imbued the world of techno and dance music with her unique DNA.

A dynamic selector who prides herself on her extensive knowledge of music and dance floors worldwide, she has travelled the globe as a DJ playing at every major club on the circuit and commanding the big stage at festivals from Europe to South America. Ellen’s eternally creative mind has led to the production of seven solo albums, with an eighth (‘Alientronic’) due in 2019, and an extensive back catalogue of singles, EPs and remix work.

As a result of her unique appeal, she holds residencies at the world-renowned Circoloco at DC10 (Ibiza) and Nitsa (Barcelona) with regular bookings across the planet at some of the world’s most prestigious clubs: Fabric (London), Shelter (Amsterdam), The Block (Tel Aviv) and Mondo (Madrid) to name just a few. Ellen also runs her own bi-monthly ‘We Are Not Alone’ raves at Griessmühle in her beloved hometown Berlin, also hosting in-store record shop gigs under the name Vinylism. She has channelled her vibrant energy and experience to the big stage at some of the world’s most infamous festivals, including Exit (Serbia), Off Week Sonar (Spain), Melt! (Germany), Kappa Futur Festival (Italy) and lots more.

In her role as head of BPitch, and new label UFO Inc., Ellen channels her ceaseless passion for digging into A&R, seeking out and nurturing new talent while also signing music from established artists and friends. Parallel to her work as label head and producer, she also worked on remixes for seminal labels like Warp and Mute over the last year. Ellen’s leadership at BPitch, her beloved, influential label, has steered the label to its standing as one of the most important platforms for underground electronica. BPitch operates in a league of all its own, influencing the scene in Berlin, Germany – stretching out with global reach.

Also dedicated to self-expression through visual media; art, fashion and her own personal styling, Ellen has been an intrinsic, highly influential part of the subculture in her native Berlin, cultivating her own identity while also guiding the evolution of electronic music in her hometown, and the rest of the world. Never one to look backwards, Ellen Allien’s constant push forward led to the recent conception of a brand new record label, named UFO Inc. in 2018. The platform is intended to be an incubator for rough, raw techno – an uncompromising stance, as per usual from Ellen.

A constant source of new ideas, energy and inspiration Ellen Allien is an artist whose comprehensive knowledge and intuitive approach to music is part of her genetic makeup. Her future-facing sound takes subtle influence from the blueprint created by the pioneers of techno, while painting a vivid, prophetic image of where we’re going.

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May 18
May 18
Circoloco Opening
DC10
Circoloco Opening
@DC10
Ibiza, ES
Ibiza
ES
Jun 06
Jun 06
Plured
Hala Stulecia
Plured
@Hala Stulecia
Wrocław, PL
Wrocław
PL
Jun 14
Jun 14
PollerWiesen Boat
MS Rheinenergie
PollerWiesen Boat
@MS Rheinenergie
Cologne, DE
Cologne
DE
Jun 18
Jun 18
Ellum
Go Beach Club
Ellum
@Go Beach Club
Barcelona, ES
Barcelona
ES
Jun 19
Jun 19
Elements Mountain Festival
Base de Loisirs des Bouldouirs
Elements Mountain Festival
@Base de Loisirs des Bouldouirs
La Salvetat-sur-Agout, FR
La Salvetat-sur-Agout
FR
Jun 27
Jun 27
Awakenings Festival
Spaarnwoude (Deelplan Houtrak)
Awakenings Festival
@Spaarnwoude (Deelplan Houtrak)
Amsterdam, NL
Amsterdam
NL
Jul 19
Jul 19
Melt Festival
Ferropolis
Melt Festival
@Ferropolis
Gräfenhainichen, DE
Gräfenhainichen
DE
Jul 25
Jul 25
Nation of Gondwana
Nation of Gondwana
@
Grünefeld bei Berlin, DE
Grünefeld bei Berlin
DE

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