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Boogybytes, Vol. 4

  • 1. Liniendicke
    2. In the Nook
    3. Fizpatrick
    4. Nitzi (In My Mind, So Fine) - (live)
    5. Carbonela - (Seph's Vidrionela RMX mix, Seph's Vidrionela remix)
    6. Christmas Fairytale - (Moessap Edit)
    7. Eyes Forlon
    8. Juicy Vermin
    9. My Cube
    10. Don Juan
    11. Music Is Improper - (Damien Schwartz RMX mix, Damian Schwartz remix)
    12. Double Checked
    13. Withdrawal
    14. A1
    15. Twice
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 171

  • Credits
    ProducerLucio Aquilina; Richard Seeley; Lucas Mari; Andres Zacco; Vera Heindel; Gunnar Wendel; Marc Ashken; Jon Gaiser; Sascha Funke; Alex Under

    DJ: Ellen Allien.
    Audio Mixer: Ellen Allien.
    Photographer: Axl Jansen.
    Ellen Allien tapped Kiki, Sascha Funke, and Modeselektor to contribute the first three volumes of her label's Boogybytes series. For its fourth, she takes the reins. In the context of her other mixes released since 2001's Flieg Mit Ellen Allien, Boogybytes, Vol. 4 is lacking in range-y playfulness, opting instead to operate within a rather inhibited set of parameters within the field of subdued, if moderately jittery, minimal techno (or what is termed minimal techno in 2008). With a couple exceptions, the tracks fit together neatly, if to a fault; apart from the first two tracks (including Vera's pinging "In the Nook," a truly minimal track worthy of the Shk label or Sleeparchive) and the finale (Little Dragon's quietly stunning "Twice"), any given drop-in point could be mistaken for any other point in the set, meaning that there's not much of an arc, or even any "up" or "down" moments relative to one another. It could be an ideal companion for brain-dead early-morning drives home, or it might provide pleasant, unintrusive accompaniment for office work. If you're looking for a mix within a similar realm that is more stimulating and varied, either Jennifer Cardini's Feeling Strange or Wighnomy Brothers' Metawuffmischfelge -- both of which were released around the same time -- will do. ~ Andy Kellman

  • Critic Reviews
    Uncut (p.112) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[With] a few pleasingly contemporary nods to Berlin's modish revival in minimalist beats, spiced with spooky and atmospheric tracks by Vera, Andres Zacco and Richard Seeley."
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