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.
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.
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.
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)
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.