Ellen Allien, born Ellen Fraatz in 1969, is a German electronic musician, music producer and founder of BPitch Control music label. After she made her first experience with electronic music in 1988 when spending time in London, she started to work as a DJ in famous Berlin clubs like Bunker, Tresor or E-Werk. She also started to produce music on her own and in 2001 her first album Stadtkind (or City Child) was released. The record is dedicated to the reunified city of Berlin, lifestyle and culture of which Fraatz named as the main influence for all her work. So far Ellen Allien has released 7 albums on her own label BPitch Control, that had a big influence on the techno scene world wide.