Festival faves Modeselektor celebrate imminent fatherhood with a second studio album ‘Happy Birthday’ on Bpitch Control.
Both halves of the Berlin production duo are having babies it seems, thus the title. The album follows up Modeselektor’s ‘Hello Mom!’ from 2005, as well as this year’s mix CD ‘Boogybytes Vol. 3’. As with their previous output, the album promises to span the genres, this time including (according to the press notes) hard rap, dubstep, Eurocrunk, continental grime and tech-rap. Whatever that might mean.
‘Happy Birthday!’ invites plenty of guests around to the party, including spots from Thom Yorke, Maximo Park, Puppetmastaz, Apparat, Paul St. Hilaire and the French Rap gang TTC.
'Happy Birthday!' tracklist
02. 2000007 (Feat. TTC)
03. Happy Birthday
04. Let Your Love Grow (Feat. Paul St. Hillaire)
06. EM Ocean
07. Sucker Pin
08. The First Rebirth
09. The Dark Side Of The Frog
10. The Dark Side Of The Sun (Feat. Puppetmastaz)
11. Black Block
13. Hyper Hyper (Feat. Otto von Schirach)
14. Late Check-Out
15. The Wedding Toccata Theme
16. The White Flash (Feat. Thom Yorke)
17. Deboutonner (Feat. Siriusmo)
Bonus track: I Can't Sleep (Without Music) (Feat. Maximo Park) [CD only]
'Happy Birthday!' by Modeselektor will be released on Bpitch Control on September 11, 2007.