With their stunning live performances and genre-mashing approach to techno composition, Modeselektor’s Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary have earned themselves an international reputation among music fans and high-profile peers alike. Radiohead’s Thom Yorke was one of their first vocal supporters, and listening to 2005’s Hello Mom! and 2007’s Happy Birthday!, it’s not hard to see why. Modeselektor gleefully disregard the rulebook, incorporating heavy doses of dancehall, hip-hop, jacking techno, IDM, and ambient onto corrosive templates that bring to mind French acts like Justice as well as more highbrow British stalwarts like Autechre. Modeselektor do it all, and they do it extremely well.
BPitch Control, MonkeyTown Records