Published May 30, 2018It's been a while since we've heard anything from Berlin's Modeselektor, not counting the output cooked up in conjunction with Apparat and released together under Moderat. Now that Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szar are working solely as Modeselektor, after four years of touring with Moderat, the continuation of their Modeselektion series seems an appropriate place to pick up.
Modeselektion Vol. 04 is a collection of 17 exclusive tracks reflective of the duo's genre-hopping, diverse DJ sets, and a means of slipping back into the eclectic dance music they're known for. Actress and Solid Blake mingle amongst Lone, Brainwaltzera, and FJAAK. The footwork of Skee Mask meets the dub of Sarah Farina and Peder Mannerfelt's industrial take meets the experimentation of Vatican Shadow.
Modeselektor's own track "Kalif Storch," taken from the German nightclub of the same name, and the duo's first new track since 2015, is a dark, aggressive techno cut slipped in midway through the compilation, working with the rest of the album's vibration. A little something to tide us over until a full-length Modeselektor album makes the cut. (Monkeytown)