Listen To Moderat’s II, Out 8/6 On Mute, Via NPR Music’s “First Listen” Series

“The German dance music duo Modeselektor makes music that can knock your head off its axis. Electronic producer Sascha Ring, better known as Apparat, has made the kind of stuff that buries your heart deep in your gut. Moderat, the project that unites these two seemingly disparate energies, finds a sweet spot that resonates with both body and mind.” — NPR Music



Moderat are Apparat (Sascha Ring) and Modeselektor (Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary). Both acts represent the Berlin electronic scene from the other side of the straight bass drum. On one side, there is Apparat, the thoughtful purveyor of sophisticated electronic pop music, and on the other, Modeselektor, the grand masters of subterranean bass and electrifying breakbeat. Together, the extreme contrast between Modeselektor’s throbbing bass and tricky beats and Apparat’s delicate vocals have created the unique Moderat vibe. Five years have passed since the release of their debut album and all three find themselves in new situations, assuming new responsibilities: as band leader (Apparat) and as label makers and dads (Modeselektor). The spectrum is an emotional one, and one that has increased stylistically. There is no longer a prevailing tone.

Finally, today, one week prior to release, NPR Music presents Moderat’s new album, IIin its entirety via their “First Listen” series. Listen as Modeselektor’s thundering bass rumbles in the cellar and Apparat’s sensitive and subtle melodies float high in the eaves. In the space of eleven tracks, Moderat present a varied, but nonetheless compact and epic tale. And then head over to XLR8R to learn about Moderat’s technical process, see inside their studio and more.





Moderat are currently hard at work on their new live show. Following the August 6th release of II viaMute (and Monkeytown overseas), Moderat will head to North America to play select cities, includingSeattle, Los Angeles, New York and Montreal (all dates are below). Longtime friends and creative partners, Pfadfinderei, will handle visuals.


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08.02.2013 — London, UK @ Eastern Electrics Festival

08.09.2013 — Helsinki, FI @ FLow Festival

08.10.2013 — Saalburg, DE @ SonneMondSterne

08.11.2013 — Hamburg, DE @ Kampnagel

08.17.2013 — Amsterdam, NL @ Lowlands

08.24.2013 — Katowice, PL @ Nowa Muzika Festival

08.28.2013 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theater

08.29.2013 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia

08.31.2013 — New York, NY @ Electric Zoo

09.01.2013 – Montreal, QC @ Société Des Arts Technologies

09.11.2013 — Vienna, AT @ Arena

09.12.2013 – Amarin, HR @ Unknown Festival

09.13.2013 — Milan, IT @ Magazzini Generali

09.19.2013 — Erfurt, DE @ Stadtgarten

09.20.2013 — Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof

09.21.2013 — Köln, DE @ E-Werk

09.22.2013 — Stuttgart, DE @ LKA

09.23.2013 — Zürich, CH @ Komplex457

09.25.2013 — Fribourg, CH @ Fri-Son

09.26.2013 — Lyon, FR @ Le Transbordeur

09.27.2013 — Marseille, FR @ Marsatac Festival

09.28.2013 — Brussels, BE @ Bozar

09.29.2013 — Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle

10.10.2013 — Edinburgh, GB @ Substance @ Picture House

10.11.2013 — Manchester, GB @ WHP

10.12.2013 — Bristol, GB @ Colston Hall

10.14.2013 — Dublin, IE @ Bottom Factory

10.16.2013 — London, GB @ Koko

10.17.2013 — Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso / ADE

10.18.2013 — Aarhus, DK @ Train

10.19.2013 — Copenhagen, DK @ Studio 1

10.20.2013 — Paris, FR @ Trianon

11.09.2013 — Torino, IT @ Club To Club

11.30.2013 – München, DE @ PULS


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