In 2008 I was sent by the now-defunct BPM magazine to Berlin and Vienna to document the emerging Future Bass movement percolating from the dank basements of those Teutonic capitals. While Modeselektor proved to be the most successful of all the acts from that scene, many were making amazing music — including Jahcoozi, The Tape, Chris Deluca vs […]


29 Jul
The second album from Berlin's Modeselektor & Apparat

We’ve sung the praises of Moderat before, and posted their brilliant video for “Bad Kingdom” that came out last month. The first single off their upcoming II album, “Bad Kingdom” hinted at a very solid sophomore effort from the Berlin natives. Well now that album, II, can be heard in its entirety over at NPR. […]


18 Oct
Berlin Kings of Future Bass' special tour mix for Radio Carhartt

The great Modeselektor team up once again with Carhartt on a collection of gear for their latest tour in support of the recently released Monkeytown album (which we previewed here if you want a teaser). Beyond the hoodie, tshirt and varsity jacket above, Modeselektor (aka Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary) mixed up an exclusive Cahartt […]


We caught one-half of LA based songwriting/production duo Massif a little while back opening for LCD Soundsystem, and we gotta say they’re hard to pin down categorically, drawing influence from such disparate sources as Tool, The Mars Volta, Aphex Twin, Animal Collective, Battles and just about everything in between. So we kept an eye out […]


3 Aug
The Barcelona-via-Berlin-via-Brooklyn liquid-tipped MC is back

A couple summers ago the Madman was in Berlin covering an upcoming music scene — a truly bad ass group of producers and artists including Shir Khan, Jahcoozi, The Tape, Al Haca, Chris DeLuca vs. Phon.o (CLP), and of course Modeselektor, who we’re clearly in love with on LIAS. Separately, and at times together, these […]

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