Moderat

“Running (Shed Remix)” + video to kick off Moderat’s North American tour!

After the release of Moderat’s newest record, III, and a highly successful European tour, the dynamic combination of Modeselektor and Apparat is hitting the North America. Several shows are already sold out so be sure to get yourself tickets ASAP if they’re coming anywhere near you!

Mon. May 23 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
Tue. May 24 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Thu. May 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre – SOLD OUT
Fri. May 27 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
Sat. May 28 – Bradley, CA @ Lightning in a Bottle Festival
Sat. June 4 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound Festival
Sun. June 5 – Berlin, DE @ Velodrom – SOLD OUT
Mon. June 6 – Berlin, DE @ Velodrom
Sat. June 11 – Torino, IT @ Reggia Di Venaria
Wed. June 15 – Vienna, AT @ Arena Wien Open Air
Thu. June 16 – Prague, CZ @ Lucerna – Velky sál – SOLD OUT
Sat. July 2 – Montreux, CH @ Montreux Jazz Festival
Sat. August 13 – Bochum, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle Ritournelle
Wed. Sep. 28 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall
Thu. Sep. 29 – London, UK @ Brixton Academy
Fri. Sep. 30 – Brussels, BE @ Forest National
Sat. Oct. 1 – Amsterdam, NL @ Heineken Music Hall

The second single from the record, “Running”, was remixed and is available for your listening pleasure. The vibrant track bounces back and forth, the pace quick and the energy sustained throughout. The mood is neither happiness nor sadness, it’s just ecstatic music that is created to keep the body and mind moving. According to Sascha Ring (Apparat):

“‘Running’ is about being part of a mass. A mass that constantly needs to move to function, but one that’s not deciding directions by itself.”

Check it out:

They’ve also released the official music video for “Running.” The video begins in a graveyard of retired and gutted planes, in slow motion following a pilot who can only ‘keep on running.’

 

A gift from Moderat to you: The Fader Mix

In anticipation of release of Moderat’s upcoming record, III, they’ve compiled, crafted, hand picked tracks and stirred them into a mix sure to please anyone who loves sound, music, and anything that tickles the ears.

 

Coinciding with a creation of the mix was an interview with The Fader. Read it here!

III will be out on April 1st on Mute/Monkeytown and if you missed their latest single, “Reminder”, please do yourself a favor and check it out right away.

New video and single from Moderat: “Reminder”

Moderat (the combined forces of Aparat and Modeselektor) is well on their way to building up hype for their upcoming record, III. Earlier this year they released a teaser for the album, only 45 seconds of heart poundingly righteous beats and a list of stops on their 2016 tour. Now they’ve shared the first single off of III and it is everything Moderat fans could have dreamed of. In addition to releasing the single, “Reminder”, Moderat joined forces with SEHSUCHT Berlin, Pfadfinderei and longtime visual collaborator, Mate Steinforth to create a truly unique visual accompaniment to the track.

The idea behind the video was to use both gaming and virtual reality aesthetics to create a more intimate experience for viewers/listeners. In the video, the main character is a teenager who works day and night mining crystals to offer to an immortal being. Within the less than 3.5 minutes of the song, a captivating story unfolds. The haunting vocals, complex, layered and tribal percussion, and incredible build up during the chorus:

Burning bridges light my way

create a stunning piece of musical art.

 

Modeselektor + Apparat = Moderat: announce new album!

Moderat is the joint creative forces of  duo Gernot Bronsert, Sebastian Szary (Modeselektor) and Sascha Ring (Apparat). Together they’ve already released the first two of their trilogy and now have announced the release of the third and final installment. III will be out April 1st on Mute/Monkeytown and to satiate fans, they’ve released an album trailer:

 

 

III is an introspective collection of electronic pieces that spotlights Apparat’s lyrical abilities, offering listeners an intimate look into Sascha Ring. The scaffolding is the complex rhythms and sounds created by beatmakers, Modeselektor. This is the final chapter of Moderat’s trilogy, harnessing the work, creativity and experience of the trio’s time together which began years ago in Berlin. You can now pre-order III on iTunes.

A few days before release, the trio will begin their album tour:

 

Mon. March 28 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia
Tue. March 29 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
Wed. March 30 – Leipzig, DE @ Werk 2
Thu. March 31 – Munich, DE @ Muffathalle
Fri. April 1 – Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof
Sat. April 2 – London, UK @ St John of Hackney
Sun. April 3 – Bristol, UK @ Marble Factory
Tue. April 5 – Glasgow, UK @ ABC
Wed. April 6 – Dublin, IE @ Victar Street
Thu. April 7 – Brighton, UK @ Corn Exchange
Fri. April 8 – Brussels, BE @ Cirque Royale
Sat. April 9 – Hamburg, DE @ Docks
Sun. April 10 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
Thu. April 21 – Poznan, PL @ Hala 2 MTP
Fri. April 22 – Warsaw, PL @ Progresja
Sat. April 23 – Wroclaw, PL @ Eter
Sun. April 24 – Budapest, HU @ TBA
Tue. April 26 – Graz, AT @ Orpheum
Wed. April 27 – Zurich, CH @ X-TRA
Thu. April 28 – Milan, IT @ Alcatraz
Fri. April 29 – Rome, IT @ Spazio900
Sat. April 30 – Marseille, FR @ Cabaret Aléatoire
Sun. May 1 – Toulouse, FR @ Le Bikini
Mon. May 2 – Bordeaux, FR @ Le Rocher Palmer
Tue. May 3 – Nantes, FR @ Stereolux
Thu. May 5 – Lausanne, CH @ LesDocks
Sat. May 7 – Basel, CH @ Volkshaus
Sun. May 8 – Stuttgart, DE @ LKA Longhorn
Fri. May 19 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Sat. May 20 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
Sun. May 21 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
Mon. May 23 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
Tue. May 24 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Thu. May 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
Fri. May 27 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
Sat. May 28 – Bradley, CA @ Lightning in a Bottle Festival
Sun. June 5 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
Sat. August 13 – Bochum, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle Ritournelle