Ellen Allien has been tearing up decks since the early 1990s, and to bigger audiences every year. Her 70-minute Boiler Room set in her native Berlin has half a million plays, and she’s released a total of eight albums to date, the most recent 2013’s LISm.
She first came in contact with electronic music in 1989 in London and began making her own music, rising through the ranks and eventually founding her own record-label BPitch Control, home to luminaries like Paul Kalkbrenner, Modeselektor and Sascha Funke.
Allien makes regular visits to Barcelona, including to the Apolo’s Nitsa club night, and tonight surely won’t be her last. Her infectious blend of electro and IDM will make anyone want to start shuffling their feet. Support comes from Nitsa resident Shelby Grey.