Modeselektor at The Social
Modeselektor seem to be getting bigger and bigger these days, playing larger festivals and working on a wide range of collaborations with some of the best in electronic music and high figures such as Radiohead.
Still it's funny that when playing in Toronto, a venue like The Soush is more than large enough.
I remember last time Modeslektor was in town, in 2006. They played at one of the classic Math Hooker parties that Knifehandchop and Sincere Trade used to throw. I think till today it's probably one of the best shows I've been to at the El Mo upstairs, a sweaty messy clash of heavy beats.
In 2007, they released Happy Birthday! Under Ellen Allien's BPitch Control. The album made it into my top 10 of the year and the track Godspeed has remained on heavy rotation in my playlists.
Last year I saw Modeselektor again at Mutek in Montreal. They played a superb set making themselves the superstars of the festival.
With their great presence on stage, innovative live performance and their close collaboration with VJ Pfadfinderei their shows always captivate the audience, and leave them wanting more! So I'm pretty excited about this Thursday, where I'll be able to see the guys once more in an intimate performance.
I'm a little upset though that the event is at The Social, possibly one of the worst venues for live shows, so I hope they at least rented some decent extra speakers to compensate for their heavy bass. It's also sad that we won't be able to enjoy their great audio/visual collaboration since Pfadfinderei wont be around for this show. But whatever, they will still rock the house no problem. Oh, and prepare to get soaked with champagne!
I've made here a little preview playlist that will get you going, so you won't be able to blame the snow, the cold, or your sister for misssing this one!
Modeselektor - The White Flash (Feat. Thom Yorke)
Modeselektor - Godspeed
Modeselektor - Let Your Love Grow (Ft. Paul St. Hilaire)
Apparat Featuring Raz Ohara - Holdon (Modeselektor Remix)
Bjork - Dull Flame of Desire (Modeselektor's Remix For Girls)
Modeselektor - "The Black Block (Byetone Remix)"
Also, check out the video for Black Block, it will give you an idea of what goes down at their shows!
The Social, 1100 Queen Street West
Thursday January 22, 2009
Tickets @ wantickets.com/embrace
Tickets also now at ROTATE THIS / SOUNDSCAPES / PLAY DE RECORD and HITS & MISSES
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