Two Nights of Modeselektor

April 16th, 2012

Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary first met on the Berlin music scene in 1992. They banded together, initially as Fundamental Knowledge before taking the name Modeselektor in 1996. The duo progressed from DJ sets to playing a live act of glitch- and IDM-influenced electronic music with hints of metal, rap and crunk. In other words, they’re hard to pin down. But that hasn’t stopped them from winning awards and accolades for their studio work and their live shows or from gaining some big-time fans, most notably Thom Yorke, who collaborated with the duo on a track on last year’s Monkeytown. But the best way to experience Modeselektor (above, doing “”) is live, which you can do tomorrow at Music Hall of Williamsburg and on Wednesday at The Bowery Ballroom.