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  • Formed: Germany
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: http://moderat.fm
  • Recent Activity: 04.16.14 RT @modeselektor: yo! berlinfestival 2014 #moderatontour14 #modeselektor #apparat #berlin http://t.co/sqMO7HYkBB
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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, Moderat 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 Moderat II was "Bad Kingdom," an illustrated piece directed and produced by Pfadfinderei about a young British man in 1966 London traversing a greedy underworld.Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {{reflist}} template (see the help page).

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
04.26.14 Brooklyn Warehouse Brooklyn, NY US
04.27.14 Metropolis Montreal, QC Canada
05.30.14 Kaserne Basel Basel, BS Switzerland
06.07.14 Heaton Park Manchester, Lancashire UK
07.03.14 Werchter Park Werchter, Vbr Belgium
07.04.14 Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek Amsterdam, North Holland Netherlands
07.18.14 Victoria Park London, Lnd UK
08.02.14 The Arches Glasgow, Glg UK

Video from YouTube

  • thumbnail from EB.TV - Slices Feature: JON HOPKINS MEETS MODERAT EB.TV - Slices Feature: JON HOPKINS MEETS MODERAT
  • thumbnail from Moderat - Les Grandes Marches Video (2009).mp4 Moderat - Les Grandes Marches Video (2009).mp4
  • 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 Moderat - Gita Moderat - Gita


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  • 04.13.14 RT @MonkeyTown_jp: MODERATの最新ライブ映像(約20分)を要チェック!「BAD KINGDOM」「DAMAGE DONE」「NR. 22」の3曲を続けて視聴できます☞ http://t.co/3OvqijqJBt @ModeratOfficial
  • 04.13.14 RT @RavesNYC: On Saturday April 26, @ModeratOfficial will a warehouse show in Brooklyn. Tix available at http://t.co/cNcQ1nhyq1
  • 04.10.14 HELLO MONTREAL!!! #moderatontour14 http://t.co/Fj2KbSUERv
  • 04.09.14 HELLO NEW YORK! #moderatontour14 http://t.co/lDRyO72DzM
  • 03.31.14 RT @alexbanksmusic: Thanks Poznan! You were a great crowd...a nice end to this short tour with @ModeratOfficial Cheers!
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