Modeselektor Talk Thom Yorke, Berlin, & April 24 NYC Show

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As Berlin production duo Modeseleker prepare for their April 24 DJ set at Sankey’s in NYC for the Bleep:10 party celebrating Bleep.com’s 10 year anniversary, we caught up with them about their music, touring, the Berlin music scene, and working with Thom Yorke!

Giant Step: Let’s talk a little bit about the upcoming Modeselektion Vol 3 and how it came about.

Modeselektor: The idea of “modeselektion” is to bring musicians we met and admire together on one compilation. It’s an imprint of our music influences and musical taste. All tracks are produced exclusively for this compilation. The result is a tracklist with different styles of music, which we bring together as curators bring together.

GS: How’s the Moderat 2014 tour going so far? Anything special planned for upcoming Bleep 10 show in NYC?

MS: We did the massive tour part in the beginning of 2014. It took about 10 shows to evolve into a perfect mode. The main part of the tour is finished and now we will continue to play festivals all over the world. For the Bleep party we will bring our massive Modeselektor DJ set and TR 909 drummachines for more pressure.

GS: What was it like working with Thom Yorke? Any new tracks in the pipeline with him?

MS: Working with Thom Yorke was great; he is a nice person and of course a great musician. We had always a good time at the studio. He loves music, studio gear and good food. He’s a friend!

GS: How’s the current Berlin music scene?

MS: Good question. Berlin’s music scene is very eclectic. There are a lot of influences, and it’s very international. Berlin is a city for immigrants, creative people, more poor than rich people, creative and idealistic people, and the working class. The most important thing is that Berlin is not a money-business spot like Paris, London, or New York. Here in Berlin there’s a lot of space to do things you like. It’s an easy going city!

Event Details
Bleep:10 presents Modeselektor + Special Guests
Thursday, April 24

10.30PM

Tickets: $20
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Sankeys NYC
29 West 36th Street
New York, NY

GPWW Triple Update Featuring Thom Yorke, Crewdson, and Ole Smokey

Gilles has been bringing us steady heat with his latest installments of Worldwide. This triple update includes some fresh mixes from up-and-coming UK talents like Crewdson and Ole Smokey. We’re also treated to a special in-studio visit by the legendary Thom Yorke, who brings with him some amazing exclusives from the Radiohead remix project with collaborators such as Jamie xx.

GPWW 9/15/11: Crewdson
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GPWW 9/22/11: Ole Smokey
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GPWW 9/29/11: Thom Yorke
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GPWW 4/27/11: The First ‘All Winners’ of 2011

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GPWW 1/26/11: Backstage at the Worldwide Awards 2011

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Thom Yorke Interviews FlyLo at 2011 Worldwide Awards

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Gilles Peterson – 2011 Worldwide Awards Winners