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Ellen Allien Takes Us Through the Songs That Have Soundtracked Her Life

In our first Crate Expectations playlist, hear the first song the DJ loved and the last one she likes to hear before bed.
Collage by Enrico Nagel.

Like most people, DJs and producers have a special soft spot for the songs that soundtrack crucial moments in their lives. For the first video installment of our column Crate Expectations, we caught up with veteran DJ and BPitch Control founder Ellen Allien at this year's The BPM Festival in Mexico. We asked her about the first song she ever loved as a child, the first two tracks she ever mixed together, and her favorite thing to listen to just before the lights come up. Then we compiled all her favorite songs into a YouTube playlist, so you can lose yourself in the Berlin legend's musical universe.