Hanin Elias, the infamous riot grrrl and digital hardcore trendsetter returns after hiatus with the new album “Get it Back.” The long-awaited and much anticipated album is a bridge between Eliasʼ familiar digital hardcore style and her newfound explorations in other genres. Eliasʼs departure from the music industry lead her to French Polynesia on a small island in the South Paciﬁc. There, she made new contacts with Chilean industrial musicians like Diego Sagredo of ICI, who invited her to play live shows again. This relocation has since expanded her impressive list of collaborators with a more global inclusion. Eliasʼ new work features the likes of Italian ﬁlm star Asia Argento, of whom she has been touring DJ sets with, Marcel Degaz, Tying Tiffany, Mutfak, Chilean industrial artist Vigilante, Yeti Popstar, Mismerizer, Sinddaddy, and an erotic vocal duet with Tahitian band Tikahiri on the track “I Want You.”
“Axis Shifting” and “DO YOU KNOW!!!!!!!” feature Eliasʼ unmistakably distinct scream, but with a matured precision and tactfulness that proves she has honed her craft. A 2011 update of the fan-favorite classic “You Suck” exempliﬁes her shift in musical direction with hip-hop driven danceability and beat-boxing ﬂourishes. Similarly, Eliasʼ icy, unforgettable delivery of the classic song “Money” is on par with the infamous cover by The Flying Lizards. Mostly known as the front-woman for Berlinʼs Atari Teenage Riot, solo-releases under Digital Hardcore Recordings, and establishing Fatal Recordings, Elias became a cult icon favored amongst artists like Kathleen Hanna, who cites her as inspiration. Her solo-career includes notable collaborations and remixes with Le Tgire, Alexander Hacke, Thurston Moore, J Masics, Alec Empire, Merzbow, TweakerRay, and Pigface. Sheʼs been claimed as a “21st Century Punk Goddess” in Chicks on Speedʼs 2006
feminist music retrospective “Girl Monster,” which featured her new albumʼs title track, “Get it Back.” “Get it Back” carries a diversity not before seen with previous efforts.
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Besides her hip-hop, electro, and industrial sound, she features a powerhouse metal track, “In Between.” Hanin Eliasʼ vocals take on new grace with the melodic, gothic workings of Melancholia,” a ﬁtting title for the somber, downtempo side of the album–also found in Tying Tiffanyʼs euphoric remix of 2001ʼs “Future Noir.” “Deadly Eyes,” hypnotic and dangerously seductive, is interjected with scream-rapping, an ode to her digital hardcore past. Hanin Eliasʼ 2011 comeback is a strong one that not only reassures her place in industrial music history, but stands her apart from conventional examples with world-wide contributions that stretch from France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Tahiti, Chile to Brazil.
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