Today's RA 2006 Sonar Prologues come from Ryan Elliott and Modeselektor.
Hailing from Detroit, and part of the Ghostly/Spectral axis, Ryan Elliott is establishing a new techno linage. His 33-track mix Spectral Sound Vol. 1 released half-way through last year is a dark brooding monster waking up the states to the new techno sound that has been so prevalent in Europe last year. Together with friend and label-mate Matthew Dear, Ryan has been carving out a new niche for deep and twisted sounds, linking the likes of Hieroglyphic Being and James T. Cotton.
Ryan caught up with RA about his imminent sonic outing...
You may have gathered Modeselektor have a sense of humour. With an album titled Hello Mom! out on bPitchControl and tracks such as 'Tetris Pack', 'Vote or Die' and 'Kill Bill Vol. 4' the German DJ and production live-act duo have their tongues firmly in cheek (or behind the monkey faces that adorn their album artwork and merchandise). In between jokes, the pair release dancefloor destroying grooves originating from any number of genres. In an era when the boundaries between genres and artists become increasingly minimal, an act like Modeselektor is particularly refreshing.
RA got down with Modeselektor in their own kinda way...
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