Friday, August 19, 2011

Identity Festival: Modeselektor LIVE REVIEW

Even though their next album, Monkeytown, isn’t due to drop until early October, Berlin electro-duo Modeselektor descended upon Charlotte, North Carolina on Tuesday, August 16th as part of the Identity Festival. Afull-blown sensory overload of an event that celebrates electronic music across the country during the final months of summer 2011, the Identity Festival features an exciting collection of worldwide talent such as Kaskade, The Crystal Method, Rusko, Pretty Lights, DJ Shadow, and of course Modeselektor. For those of you haven’t heard previous Modeselektor releases, such as Hey Mom or Happy Birthday!, they are widely regarded as sonic chameleons- effortlessly flowing through dance-floor club sounds, R&B, dubstep, rap, and avant-garde experimentalism. The guys were in fine form on Tuesday performing at 5:50pm following Datsik and a particularly energetic performance from seasoned veterans The Crystal Method. It is also notable that Modeselektor opened the set with their contribution to Radiohead's The King Of Limbs remix project- a dazzling beat-heavy
interpretation of "Morning Mr. Magpie".




















Also, what's an electronic music festival without the mischievous brostep antics of Rusko?



- Fr. Jones

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