“a must-hear for sensitive electronic-soul lovers” – Pitchfork
“one of the most forward thinking acts in electronic music today” – Popmatters
Moderat, the alliance of Berlin’s electronic heavy weights, Modeselektor and Apparat, released III, the final album of their trilogy, this year via Mute/Monkeytown. After performing to thousands each night across Europe and North America, the trio is back with a new remix of their pulsing track “Running.” This reworking comes from Berlin’s finest duo Âme. It’s a masterfully crafted piece, dropping Sascha Ring’s vocals boldly in the middle of the track between carefully constructed layers – euphoric brassy synths, melancholic pads and shuffling hi-hats all create the perfect balance between experimentation and control. Listen to the Âme remix of “Running” HERE.
Moderat’s “Running” blends wistful melodies with the collective excitement of a night at a summer festival. The song’s sonic palette spans intricate percussions, cascading, yet overtly recognizable synths, a driving kick drum and a wealth of feel-good vibes. This is music for the main stage: a highly emotive kind of pop, built for dancing, but never simple. As described by Sascha Ring (aka 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.”
Moderat also recently released a virtual reality version of their “Reminder” video via the New York Times VR app, taking the dystopian sci-fi fantasy of the original video to new levels. Pfadfinderei, Moderat’s long-time creative partner, teamed up with SEHSUCHT Berlin to use Unreal Engine (a state-of-the-art game engine) coupled with motion capture sequences to create seamlessly integrated 3D scenes. Get the New York Times VR app to watch the VR version HERE. Watch the original video for “Reminder” HERE.
Moderat Tour Dates (tix on sale via www.moderat.fm.):
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
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