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Two become one. Two successful Berlin bands became one successful Berlin band. When MODESELEKTOR (Gernot Bronsert & Sebastian Szary) and APPARAT (Sascha Ring) decided to go together musically, they founded MODERAT. With their experience, musical talent and knowhow they brought electronic music from Berlin very far forward and into the whole world.

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In 2002 Sascha, Gernot and Sebastian met for the first time. APPARAT and MODESELEKTOR were already firmly established as bands in the Berlin music scene at that time. Sascha had already released his debut album, Gernot and Sebastian a series of 12inches. Nobody was averse to a collaboration, but the question was: when? The foundation was laid by MODERAT. 2003 with their very first release "Auf Kosten der Gesundheit"-EP. The three friends reached the heights of their respective solo and two-piece careers at exactly that time, and the release of MODERAT's debut album in 2009 was just the icing on the cake.

Perhaps the secret of MODESELEKTOR and APPARAT's collaboration lies in the fact that they never tried to approach each other. MODESELEKTOR's thunderous bass rumbles in the basement, APPARAT delicate and subtle melodies float high in the eaves. The fact that what you think is incompatible then actually works makes MODERAT unique.

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