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  • Formed: Germany
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: http://moderat.fm
  • Recent Activity: 08.19.14 guess we're trying to record some new music soon... ?
  • Moderat

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All Music Guide:

Described by one critic as a "minimal techno supergroup," Moderat consists of Sascha Ring, better known as Apparat, and the duo of Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary, better known as Modeselektor, with the three first working together in 2003. The trio released the 12" Auf Kosten der Gesundheit (consisting of four tracks and a series of locked grooves) on Ellen Allien's BPitch Control, but they placed Moderat on a shelf for several years. They put together a stylistically varied and often frantic self-titled album, featuring guest vocals from Paul St. Hilaire and Eased, and released it on BPitch in April 2009. Worldwide tours and festival appearances occurred under the Moderat name for the next four years, but the group didn't return to the studio until 2013 when the album II was released by Mute Records in North America and appeared elsewhere on Monkeytown. The album sold briskly for an electronic release, reaching number ten on the German charts and respectively peaking at 11 and 23 in Switzerland and Austria.


Moderat is an electronic music project that originated in Berlin, Germany. It started as a collaboration between Sascha Ring, also known as Apparat, and Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary, also known as Modeselektor. Their first full length album was released seven years after their first EP, due to some creative disagreements and different opinions on how they should work.

The album Moderat has received mostly favorable reviews. NOW magazine gave the album 4 out of 5 points describing it as "quite creative and surprisingly catchy", and Urb 5 out of 5, praising it for being "extremely beautiful and catchy".

In 2009, the readers of the online electronic music magazine, Resident Advisor, voted Moderat "The #1 Live Act Of The Year". In 2010, they were voted "The #7 Live Act" by the leaders of the same website. Moderat toured Europe throughout the summer and autumn of 2010, playing mostly festivals.

Moderat's second album, II was released on August 2, 2013 digitally and August 6, 2013 physically through Monkeytown Records and Mute in United States. The first video from II was "Bad Kingdom," an illustrated piece directed and produced by Pfadfinderei about a young British man in 1966 London traversing a greedy underworld.

^ Bimm, Jordan (2013-08-01). "Moderat | NOW Magazine". Nowtoronto.com. Retrieved 2013-08-07. ^ http://www.urb.com/2009/04/24/moderat-moderat^ "RA Poll: Top 10 live acts of 2009". Residentadvisor.net. 2009-12-09. Retrieved 2013-08-07. ^ "RA Poll: Top 10 live acts of 2010". Residentadvisor.net. 2010-12-08. Retrieved 2013-08-07. ^ "Modeselektor/Apparat Supergroup Moderat Announce New Album II | News". Pitchfork. 2013-01-31. Retrieved 2013-08-07. ^ "Good - Moderat "II" CD Deluxe Edition (MONKEYTOWN036CD)". Monkeytown Records. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 

Video from YouTube

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  • thumbnail from Moderat feat. Lykke Li - A New Error (Laz Arus Bootleg Mix) Moderat feat. Lykke Li - A New Error (Laz Arus Bootleg Mix)
  • thumbnail from JON HOPKINS MEETS MODERAT (Slices Feature) JON HOPKINS MEETS MODERAT (Slices Feature)


  • 08.19.14 guess we're trying to record some new music soon... ?
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  • 08.08.14 ciao Italia ...
  • 08.08.14 RT @MonkeytownRec: We have 100 copies of the @ModeratOfficial "Bad Kingdom / #djkoze Remix & #robagwruhme Edit" left! Get it here: http://t…
  • 08.04.14 We add three dates to our Festival Tour 2014! More here: http://t.co/yBryKOHySv
  • 08.03.14 RT @ARTEde: Setzt euch in den Zug der Kultur und lasst Künstler wie @ModeratOfficial oder @LuzCasalOficial auf euch wirken: http://t.co/f5y…
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  • 07.30.14 go here: http://t.co/Xkk1bqr0iK
  • 07.28.14 RT @MonkeytownRec: ! @ModeratOfficial will be performing at this year´s @EBnet Festival Podgorica on September 12, 2014. More info here: ht…
  • 07.26.14 THANK YOU APPLE TREE GARDEN FESTIVAL! #moderatontour14 ❤️ http://t.co/4dADRMM86S
  • 07.26.14 u can watch our live show from last sunday at @meltfestival here: http://t.co/08KEi0GtNt