Modeselektor / Various Modeselektion Vol. 01

Modeselektor / Various Modeselektion Vol. 01
The idea is simple: Modeselektor curates club nights and festival stages around the globe, invites phenomenal musicians to perform, then releases the results on a compilation. Not only is it a fantastic way to give some well deserving artists a bit of exposure (not to mention a nod to Modeselektor), but the 18 unreleased tracks from the likes of Ramadanman, Apparat and Siriusmo are quite the incentive to give the disc a go. Modeselektion Vol. 01 blends any divide you'd find between dubstep, electro and the darker ends of techno and house, the tracks complementing one another to an absurd degree. Paris native Feadz uses loopy, falling synths on "The Assistant Manager," the up-tempo track sitting alongside deep, wobbling acid house on Tadd Mullinix & Daniel Meteo's "The Good Star." Modeselektion Vol. 1 plays heavily on the darker side of house, muddying the lines between electro and dubstep, driving the album's continuity. 2652 (A Made Up Sound) lay down the brilliant "The Wind Up," a bouncy, two-step track rife with stuttered glitches, and the latest Modeselektor track, "VW Jetta," is steeped in a ridiculously heavy beat that ploughs through an oddity of sounds. Modeselektion wraps up with warped out glitchiness, a great juxtaposition to the album's bass-heavy intro. (Monkeytown)