Modeselektor Debut “Berlin” Video


Modeselektor had an absolutely massive 2011. The duo released their fourth studio album, Monkeytown, as well as numerous releases on their own Monkeytown Records from Siriusmo, Lazer Sword, eLan and Mouse on Marse. Monkeytown was one 2011’s best overall albums, mixing their signature German techno style with glitch, hip hop and other dance music credentials. One of the more exciting tracks on the album, “Berlin” featuring Miss Platinum, could almost be considered a radio ready hit. Today, we received a friendly accompanying video to “Berlin” and it’s nice to see that such a talented duo still manage to refrain from taking themselves too seriously. The animated/claymation video (animation reminds me of Daedelus’s “Fair Weather Friends” video) depicts a king kong-esque Modeselektor monkey traipsing through Berlin, indulging in its food, clubs and girls. From the Monketown facebook page:

“… shows all the things we love about Berlin: great parties & clubs, great girls & boys, great Doener Kebabs, great Graffiti and the great city itself …”

It’s been a little while since we’ve heard new Modeselektor material, but this video is a nice stopgap that should allow us to look back on the excellence that was Monkeytown. There aren’t many, if any, artists I am more excited to see at Coachella this year than them. Plus, Apparat at Sasquatch? It’s a German invasion (the positive type).

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