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. […]


The cleverly dubbed Moderat — the profound collaboration between bass gods Modeselektor (Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary) and vocalist Apparat (Sascha Ring) — is about to come out with a new album, II, due August 6 on Mute. Their Pfadfinderei directed and produced music video “Bad Kingdom” tells “a story of corruption and greed” via beautiful hand-drawn illustrations, […]


20 Aug
Wishes us well while abroad with 20-minute set of bangers

While California-native Bassnectar (aka Lorin Ashton) is off touring — or vacationing, I guess those are synonymous when you’re a successful producer — in Europe, he decided to expertly splice together a few insane bangers into a potent 20-minute mix. You know, the real grimy, wobbly stuff you wanna put on full blast everywhere for […]


11 May
The latest darkly anxious video from Berliners "Monkeytown" LP

It’s no secret we’re huge Modeselektor fans. Hell, they were one of our Top 5 Musical Performances From Coachella 2012, and we pretty much nerd out to all their bass-filled goodness. Here they’ve teamed up with frequent collaborator Thom Yorke for the latest video, “This”, plucked from their recent Monkeytown album. Director Andrew Jones for FutureDeluxe […]


Well what can we say, Coachella Weekend One came and went with a mighty sonic boom, lysergic blur and warm tropical brush of palm fronds. It was, as usual, epic. However for the first time ever, it was not the final weekend Coachella had to offer. No, instead of having to wait an entire year […]


Gebrüder Teichmann, aka The Teichmann Brothers, are an experimental Techno duo operating out of Boogie Down Berlin. They’re literally siblings, and have been making music together since as far back as they can both remember. They swear by analogue machines, fight for the preservation of analogue sound carriers, and don’t really care much about rigid […]


6 Dec
Musical stargazing with Ninja Tune's latest bass beatsmith

There are few, if any, labels that can match the roster of the immaculately curated Ninja Tune Records. One of the newer names in the label’s their stellar bullpen (which includes heavyweights like Cold Cut, DJ Food, Kid Koala, Amon Tobin, The Herbaliser, et al) is Philadelphia’s own Starkey (ak PJ Geissinger), who brings his […]

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