„Created in an unforgiving year, “Work” became a refuge, a place to find solace from the outside world. The inescapable thump of Modeselektor’s “Extended” left me embodying mundane tasks so intensely that not only did these tasks become important but their original purpose was forgotten, the “doing” more significant than any result. I rediscovered the intention of simple tasks to create my reality without regard to any past. I structured “Work” in a way that asks the performer not to “perform”, but to drench themselves in a state of process. By fully embodying each task I find myself in a minefield of emotion. “Work” is an exorcism of boredom in both its creation and in its practice. One will undoubtedly reflect and feel different from before it all began…. again + again… from a lonely pew.“
Here comes more essential Modeselektor accompanying the duo’s new album. Rarely has a pair of tracks been more representative of their creators. „Who“ underscores their reputation as pioneers of boundary-pushing popular electronic music, keeping it real while keeping it fresh, appealing and inclusive. Featuring Estonian rapper Tommy Cash on vocals, „Who“ is a frantic and melodic tune, showing a love for the spectacular and no fear of of pop. „Else“ is the perfect atmospheric flip side, picking up similar sounds but going for subtle sonic experimentation over an emotionally charged broken beat. It’s Modeselektor’s universe in a nutshell. Always familiar, never the same.
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Modeselektor will release their new “Modeselektion Vol. 04” compilation on 1st June 2018 via Monkeytown Records x Ninja Tune. It features 17 exclusive tracks including the first new Modeselektor production since 2015 – a wild acid techno track ‘Kalif Storch’ – named after the nightclub of the same name in Erfurt, Germany.
From exciting upstarts such as Skee Mask, rRoxymore, Solid Blake and Sarah Farina to exalted visionaries Peder Mannerfelt, Vatican Shadow and Actress, “Modeselektion Vol. 04” is a direct reflection of Modeselektor’s genre-defying DJ sets which, at their heart, celebrate invention, innovation and hybridity combined with a hearty commitment to moving dancefloors. Indeed, this has been the ethos from the inaugural release in the Modeselektion series in 2010.
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.