German techno goddess slash house kind of princess Ellen Allien imparts upon music fans worldwide a new trance track “Landing XX”, as of November 11. The new electronic track takes the music world back to early days of house music a la New York’s famous dance club, Tunnel.
Steady drum tracks are only intercepted by high-frequency, morse-code like call outs, while deep, robotic vocal tracks summon industrial, warehouse dance scenes, enter 1993: oh yes please. While the song takes on a kind of fundamental “Underworld” yodel, patent-leather capes and bondage included, the track is a simple diversion back to the roots of electronic music.
The Berlin-native introduces those far away from the German city’s club scene a vivid picture of what the modern day, from dusk-till-dawn parties might look like, and the image is oh-so-good. As a female DJ in a heavily male-centric genre, the lady in question gives credit where credit might be due, but ultimately ends her track in a sort of what’s up in the world of music: a world hanging on by the bootstraps of its indelible women.
Allien’s daring array of fast-moving, but steady beats culminate in a metaphoric comparison to her own rise within her genre. The record label started, Dj and producer may boast Berlin as her home plate, but her trans-continental stylings win the insatiable hearts of her fellow techno lady fans around the world. Meow.