November 13th, 2006: The first InFiné release. A visionary piece on which a young Luxemburgish musician, Francesco Tristano, interpreted a piano rendition of a mythic anthem of the Detroit scene, originally produced by Derrick May.
Nearly 40 albums and hundreds of singles later – all genres and formats mixed – the label can be proud about their first decade where the fundamentals of the music market have renewed several times, without abandoning their original values. At each memorable milestone, the label could count on ‘its family’, the confidence of its team, artists, graphic designers, video makers, technical providers of course, but also its worker bees, who became essential to the survival and the regeneration of our small business : the interns. Our present was built thanks to them. Our future will be built with you.
This selection is a mirror of our daily activity as a label. For its curators, this compilation is evocative of a discovery on record and on stage, sometimes of first contacts with artists, often of passionate speeches with our A&R director, and of repetitive listening sessions in our office in the 18th district in Paris.
For you, it’s now the occasion to explore our catalog in all its eclecticism and transversality, to (re)discover our club classics, our pop hits or our piano celebrations.
InFiné10 is at our image, both complex and instinctive. It preaches for an open-mind on music worldwide as much as it strives to accompany your most personal emotions.
Including tracks by Apparat, Agoria, Oxia, Murcof, Francesco Tristano, Danton Eeprom, Rone, Clara Moto, Cubenx, Arandel…
Watch Moderat perform ‘Bad Kingdom’ live in Berlin. Taken from their new LIVE album. Listen / order here: https://moderat.lnk.to/Moderatlive
“Live” is Moderat’s first-ever live album. It was recorded mainly at Berlin’s Velodrom on June 5, 2016 during a hometown show that sold out in a matter of minutes. And now it’s here. From Berlin to your hands, with love.
Moderat collected reworked live versions of tracks from all three albums and will release a 15-track compilation, Live, via their label Monkeytown on November 18th. Until then, watch a recording of Moderat live in Berlin.
01. Intro (Live)
02. Ghostmother (Live)
03. A New Error (Live)
04. Intruder (Live)
05. Bad Kingdom (Live)
06. Damage Done (Live)
07. Animal Trails (Live)
08. Reminder (Live)
09. Eating Hooks (Live)
10. Eating Hooks (Siriusmo Remix) [Live]
11. Rusty Nails (Live)
12. The Fool (Live)
13. Last Time (Live)
14. No. 22 (Live)
15. Live (Non-Stop Live Concert)
Take in this powerful live performance from the unstoppable Moderat recorded by Telekom Electronic Beats TV at the sold out Velodrom in Berlin. The trio’s latest offering “III” released on Monkeytown / Mute USA has further solidified their position as one of the top electronic acts in the world, and after watching these renditions of “Reminder”, “Running” and “Last Time” it’s very easy to see why.
Taken from Moderat’s single “Running”. Video directed by Jakob Grunert. Release date: May 20. Pre-Order here: http://smarturl.it/ModeratRunning
As a bonus, stream the Shed remix of the track, below:
…a rebellious teenager slaves away in a dystopian world, harvesting crystals from a vast grey landscape. This sparkling bounty is given as an offering to a tribal deity, who resides in a shrine guarded by sentinels with green glowing masks, where he is constantly under attack from an army of drones… Take a moment to imagine what it would be like to live in that world.
The new video for Reminder – the first single from the upcoming album Moderat III – will take you there!
PFADFINDEREI, Moderat’s long-time creative partner for visual works, came up with the innovative idea of using gaming aesthetic and VR production tools to make the experience truly, and uniquely, immersive and invited SEHSUCHT Berlin, to realize the full scope of this ambitious project. Mate Steinforth and the SEHSUCHT Berlin team developed the imaginative, politically charged narrative.
“Time to share our first single „Reminder“! We’re looking forward to performing it live for you! Love S G S.
The trio of Apparat (Sascha Ring) and Modeselektor (Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary) akka Moderat, are ready to release their third and final album, III, on April 1st, following 2013’s II and 2009’s Moderat. The record is being co-released by Mute Records and Monkeytown Records.
Moderat will also tour all over Europe and North America in support of their upcoming album. For visual direction and their impressive live shows the trio teamed up with renowned artist collective Pfadfinderei.