Moderat are Apparat (Sascha Ring) and Modeselektor (Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary). Both acts represent the best of the Berlin electronic music scene---embracing the groundbreaking sounds being cultivated by this raw melting pot of artists and sounds. Moderat is a shared vision and their new album, IIis the joyful creation of what happens when you let three visionaries do their thing and learn from each other.
Moderat presents a very varied but nonetheless compact and epic tale with II. Its first single, “Bad Kingdom,” will be released digitally and as a 10” through Moderate.FM http://moderat.fm.category/store on July 9th, It is perhaps the most universal song that Apparat and Modeselektor have ever produced: a pop song full of passion and energy, lacking contradiction and speaking a universal language.
Watch its video, directed by Pfadfinderei, below. It is set in and around London in the year 1966 and features a descendant of the English aristocracy who turns from being an ambitious young man into a ruthless power broker.