Ninja Tune are extremely proud to be partnering with the good folk at Monkeytown Records in order to present a brand new chapter - no. 04 no less - in Modeselektor’s aptly named “Modeselektion” compilation series.
Modeselektor are the Berlin-based production/DJ partnership of Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary. The duo emerged from the cultural upheaval of post-wall Berlin with roots in wild underground acid house parties and a healthy disrespect for techno purism. They took their moniker from a function on the Roland RE-201 space echo analog delay effects unit. In 2001 they met Ellen Allien and signed to her label BPitch Control releasing a string of trailblazing, genre-exploding EPs and two albums: “Hello Mom!” (2005) and “Happy Birthday!” (2007) featuring collaborations with Thom Yorke, Maximo Park, TTC, Siriusmo and Paul St. Hilaire. 2009 saw them establish their own imprint Monkeytown Records (plus sublabel 50 Weapons) and release their third album “Monkeytown” with their biggest fan Thom Yorke guesting once again. The duo have also combined with Apparat to form Moderat and release three studio albums and a live album together.
“Modeselektion Vol.04” brings together an utterly enthralling and 100% exclusive collection of 17 free-thinking and boundary-pushing tracks and is a direct reflection of Modeselektor’s genre-defying DJ sets week in, week out around the world. At its heart it celebrates 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.
“The choice of tracks is influenced by our thirst for effective dance music. After almost four years of touring with Moderat, we really felt the urge to dedicate ourselves again to what made us.”
- Rødhåd - 'Blacksmith'
- Vatican Shadow - 'Desert Father (Modeselektor Edit)’
- Kasper Marott - 'Metaxas Carnival (Tandoori's Voodoo Mixx)'
- Fadi Mohem - 'Endless'
140g black 12" vinyl in coloured paper inner sleeve housed in a 3mm spined outer sleeve. Artwork by Pfadfinderei.