Moderat is the powerhouse trio of Gernot Bronsert, Sascha Ring and Sebastian Szary. Together they are known as Moderat, however separately the three members are part of two individual outfits, from which the name is derived, those being Apparat and Modeselektor. Having just released their new album III in April, Moderat were enlisted by the BBC and Pete Tong to the host of the Essential Mix Show, to put together their own instalment for the series.
Recorded on the road whilst touring, Moderat’s Essential Mix is an amalgamation of music that the three listen to on the road, with music from all three contributed to the mix that is an eerie journey beginning with some truly shady electronica, before turning up the heat with house, break beat and eventually some rather stunning techno.
Featuring tracks from Autechre (who also released their own new LP this week) as well as Squarepusher, Randomer, Johnny D. Dario Zenker, Gunnar Haslam, Shed and Model 500, this is nothing short of superb.
Catch Moderat at The Albert Hall Manchester September 28th.
Words by Josh Plews
Photos courtesy of Moderat