Even in an age of diminished attention spans, an extremely long techno track is still a welcome, and at times necessary, element on a DJ's USB stick. This 14-minute Radio Slave remix of Ellen Allien's already-remarkable "Freak The Night" is a testament to this truism.
While Allien's original work, plucked from her mid-2014 EP, Freak, was a warmer journey through thermal bass, dabs of acid, and Roland piano keys, Radio Slave, AKA Matt Edwards, has stretched out the tune to some of the widest measures of tech-freakery possible. Radio Slave's revision ebbs and flows, creating a journey built for peak-hour, but only on the more sophisticated of dancefloors.
"Freak The Night" is available on Allien's own BPitch Control March 23 on digital and March 20 on vinyl.
*Catch Ellen alongside Nathan Fake (Live), Lowtec, and more at the Studio 338 1st Birthday party in London on March 14. Tickets and more info on Facebook. *