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Wildly diverse, infused with exuberance and inspired by a slap of the absurd, Modeselektor’s inarguable grooves seem to emanate from every conceivable musical genre, creating a controlled chaos whose sonic expression elevates the eyebrows and heartbeats of critics and dance floors around the world. The electronic production team of Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary came of age in Berlin shortly after the fall of the infamous Wall in 1989. Thrust upon the unique cultural landscape of the newly liberated city, the two former East Berliners emerged out of the tangle of post-wall Berlin, monkey men with beats clenched between their teeth and ideas that would soon force music journalists to make up new words: bastard dancehall, euro crunk, acid rap, big bass techno, labstyle, happy metal, psychedelic electro.
After years of intense touring all over Europe, Modeselektor finally released their first full-length album “Hello Mom!” on their home label, BPitch Control in 2005. Cue the world tour and rave reviews for a release that soared beyond the normal strata of electronic output with its potent celebration of sonic diversity. Then in 2007, the album “Happy Birthday!” (BPitch Control) dropped and subsequently detonated with supreme force. Minds frothed and limbs flailed as the next era of grime-techno-dubstep-acid-hip hop-electro-IDM was inaugurated, influencing producers and DJs around the world.
Busy building the Monkeytown empire with showcase events and the releases of the compilation series “50 Weapons of Choice” and „Modeselektion Vol. 01“ Modeselektor continues to play major music festivals across the globe. In the studio, Modeselektor simultaneously worked on a new album and presented the world with their third LP “Monkeytown”, in September last year.