Gernot and Sebastian crank up the bass on this week's RA podcast.
As far as modern Berlin-based acts go, Modeselektor are an anomaly. While others may be content with forging a path down one particular aural avenue, Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary have managed to incorporate myriad styles from their beginnings as Fundamental Knowledge in the mid '90s. Be it electro, techno, dubstep, electronica or hip-hop, the duo can be found meshing it all together (and more) in both their original productions and live shows.
After spending two years touring heavily off the back of 2005's Hello Mom! album with their Ableton-aided live show, Gernot and Sebastian committed their fast and furious mixing style to CD with the third volume of the Boogy Bytes series. Containing a staggering thirty-three tracks, the pair proved that it was possible to traverse from experimental hip-hop through to Radiohead in just over an hour without sacrificing the smooth and natural flow of the mix, and they're set to do it all over again with Body Language Vol. 8.
While their RA podcast might not contain the poppy curveballs featured throughout their latest commercial effort, you can rest assured knowing that the Modeselektor lads have conjured up a cracking selection of techno, dubstep and UK funky—most of which is hot off the presses.
What have you been working on recently?
Body Language Vol. 8 and top secret remixes!
Where and how was the mix recorded?
It was recorded at Modeselektor's restroom studio park avec loads of records and une petit computer!
Can you tell us a little about the idea behind the mix?
Get Physical just forced us to make one!
When you go out in Berlin, what are some of your preferred spots?
Konopkes imbiss - best currywurst in town!
Has the Moderat project been shelved for now?
Exactly. Modeselektor is back...
Bearing in mind the countless festivals you've played this summer, what were the surprises?
Our show at Melt! festival was great. We couldn't play because of a storm warning!
What are you up to next?
Funny hats, cardboard noses, baby pets and bass.