Moderat and Monkeytown Records are happy to welcome you to the next chapter. Back in 2017, Moderat announced an extended break following a final concert in their hometown Berlin in front of 17.000 people – and now they return.
The new album is called MORE D4TA, features ten new tracks and is scheduled for release on May 13, 2022. After spending the better part of two decades making music together, Sascha Ring (Apparat), Gernot Bronsert & Sebastian Szary (Modeselektor) carved out a sound and aesthetic that are all their own, and MORE D4TA showcases a group that’s creatively recharged and fully dedicated to its craft.
In addition to the already announced tour dates, the band will start their return to the live stages with two exclusive premiere shows in Leipzig and Cologne. Limited tickets including ticket/album-bundles are available now:
18.05. Leipzig – Werk 2
19.05. Cologne – Carlswerk Victoria
MORE D4TA will be available in three different physical formats (Deluxe & Standard Vinyl, CD) and pre-orders are open here.
Taken from ‘Stay Still’ soundtrack via It’s Complicated Records.
APPARAT, aka Sascha Ring, has announced details of a new album, LP5, launching with the first taste of what to expect from the Berlin based artist. LP5 is Apparat’s first release since 2013’s Krieg und Frieden (Music for Theatre), and follows two studio albums, II and III (Mute / Monkeytown) by Moderat, the trio he founded with Modeselektor’s Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary.
This new release with Berlin based singer May is the latest addition in the collaboration series on Robot Koch`s Label Trees and Cyborgs.
May met Producer Robot Koch already in 2012 in Berlin. They co-wrote a few songs together and then kept in touch after Koch relocated to LA in 2013. It wasn`t until 2017 that they got back together in the studio and recorded new material. Gold is the first song they wrote in 4 years.
Recorded at the Red Bull Studio in Berlin, the music for Gold was composed by Robot Koch and his frequent collaborator Julien Marchal. May`s fragile and yet present voice adds her own unique magic to the song.
Another Highlight of the EP is the stripped down cover version of the Moderat Song „Bad Kingdom“. Koch knows the Moderat guys since the early 2000`s now, has released on their Monkeytown Label and supported them live in the US. It was with their blessing that he and May made this heartfelt version of their biggest song as part of this EP.
Berlin based artist Parra for Cuva`s Remix for Gold could easily go between tracks by Bonobo or Kiasmos in a DJ Set, while Natureboy Flako shows that his influences go as wide as Vangelis and Dilla on his cinematic flip of the original.
Released January 18, 2018.
One of the best parts of Moderat is their use of electronics to achieve orchestral diversity. With III, they update the songwriting tradition with an intriguing palette, born of careful attention and skill, informed by their experiences with sounds of nearly 25 years of sub-and-club culture. These three were initially brought together by Berlin’s now legendary rave scene and with this as their common foundation as individuals, III signifies Moderat’s maturation in modern pop and mastery of the group.