Hear Moderat make the Essential Mix debut you’ve been waiting for

Right now, Moderat are touring their new album III throughout Europe and North America, with dates everywhere from Barcelona’s Primavera Sound to San Antonio’s Lightning in a Bottle on the schedule. (We’re sure that Australian tour announcement is just around the corner, right guys?)

In between the string of shows, Apparat’s Sascha Ring and Modeselektor’s Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary have ticked off another serious milestone – they’ve delivered their first Essential Mix together as Moderat. “We’ve done this mix on the road. It’s pretty much what we’re listening to on the tour bus between the shows,” the super-trio introduce. “The special thing about it is that we’ve all contributed to it. Three pretty different angles on electronic music.”

In true Moderat style, the mix is layered, intricate and a little bit experimental (“I recommend a decent pair of headphones for this one,” host Pete Tong advises). Oneohtrix Point Never, Squarepusher and Pearson Sound all make it into the tracklist, as do a pair of tracks from III and some Modeselektor in the form of Marcel Dettmann’s remix of The Black Block.

Hear how Moderat handle their Essential Mix debut below or via the BBC Radio 1 website.


Tim Hecker – Analog Paralysis, 1978 [Kranky]
Oneohtrix Point Never – Bullet Hell Abstraction [Warp]
Slayer – Criminally Insane (Remix) [Def Jam]
The Sea And Cake – I Took The Opportunity To Antique My End Table (Jim O’Rourke Remix) [Thrill Jockey]
Squarepusher – Mutilation Colony-Excerpt (Live) [Warp – CDD 97]
Sculpture – Multi-Faith Capsule [Software Co – SFT 0445]
Deru – 1979 [Friends Of Friends]
Martin Hannett & Steve Hopkins – Scandinavian Wastes [Factory Benelux]
19.94 – Franchaise [Unreleased]
ID – Funny Kids Talk To Robot
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore – Piano Nights [PIAS]
DAF & Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft – Absolute Korper Kontrolle
Modeselektor – The Black Block (Marcel Dettmann Redefinition) [BPitch Control]
Ant Orange – Omi [Karaoke Kalk – KALK 87]
Moderat – Finder [Monkeytown – MTR 063CD]
Randomer – Juju [L.I.E.S.]
Jonny D – Unknown (Edit)
Abayomi – Abayomi 001 [Abayomi]
Basic Soul Unit – Restless In Thought [Dekmantel – DKMNTL 028]
Dario Zenker – Mörsin [The Trilogy Tapes]
DJ Richard – Vampire Dub [Grind]
Donato Dozzy & Tin Man – Test 3 [Acid Test – ASD 023]
Étienne Jaumet – For Falling Alsleep [Versatile – VERCD 021]
The Maghreban – Now Easy [Zoot – ZEP 009]
Gunnar Haslam – Meter By Me, Sybil [L.I.E.S.]
Pearson Sound – Rubber Tree [Hessle]
Moderat – Invaluable Waste From The Outlying Districts Pt.0 [Monkeytown]
Shed – Estrange [Osgut Ton]
Welfare – Anicca [Welfare]
Mannerfelt & Haydo – Stepping In [Avian – AVN 019]
Hunee – Error Of The Average [Rush Hour – RHM 016]
Benedikt Frey – Can’t Joke With Dxy [Creme Organization – CREMEECLIPSE 14]
Clark – Strength Through Fragility (Remix) [Warp]
Brooklyn ‘No Onions!’ [Field]
Phoenecia – Some Other
1-Speed Bike – The Day That Mauro Ran Over Elwy Yost [Constellation]
Autechre – Bronchusevenmx [Warp]
Vangelis – Main Titles (Blade Runner) [EMI]
Model 500 – Sonic Sunset [R&S]
Autechre – Second Bang
Depeche Mode – Blasphemous Rumours [Mute]