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  • Release Date 2011-01-28
  • Label Bpitch
  • Catalog BPC228
Whilst the BPitch Control Werkschau compilation showcases the label and its twelve-year history in its entire stylistic breadth, the first single from this exceptional album is predominantly about one thing: dancing! That's why we're not settling for album track lengths here; the single release is packed full of extended versions.


The three protagonists of this twelve-inch hardly need any introduction. Who better to kick off the first Werkschau single than the label boss Ellen Allien herself? Not only has this lady been pulling the strings at BPitch since its first turbulent days safely guiding the label through all the highs and lows of a rapidly changing club landscape as a producer and a remixer she also consistently delivers wonderful, house-tinged club tracks to treasure. Could The Kiss be called a typical Ellen Allien track? The way it exudes such a natural buoyancy, its direct and absolutely unambiguous invitation to dance, the energy that builds up over the entire length of the track this is not only a superb, sexy house stomper with rasping organ chords, it's classic Ellen Allien!

Sascha Funke's presence on this twelve-inch can't really come as a surprise to anyone. After all, he is amongst the consistent greats in the BPitch line-up and one of the fathers of the Berlin minimal sound. In this light, Hiddensee gives a clear representation of Sascha Funke's mastery of his trade. Hardly anyone can match him in the way he rolls out sonic fabrics of epic breadth over driving minimal
techno structures. Hiddensee actually sounds relatively discreet and restrained, yet this is also the source of its great intensity.

A BPitch showcase without Moderat? The urgency of the question is justified, and the answer is simple:
the entire length of the flipside belongs to Moderat! Their absence on this release would be hard news to break. After all, this all-star alliance between Modeselektor and Apparat took clubs, charts and concert venues around the world by storm last year. The remix of their electro/electronica smash Seamonkey, which glows with sinister energy, was crafted by none other than Ellen Allien. She has brought the trio's shadowy side a little closer to the light not a lot, just enough to let you make
out the sharp contours and the occasional glint of the dark jewel at the centre of the track. Cerebral cinema and kinetic energy in perfect harmony.