Back in April, Modeselektor released Extended, a mixtape consisting entirely of their own brand-new material. And how was it received? “We got asked quite a lot if full-length versions of the tracks existed,” says the Berlin duo. As it turns out, full-length versions did exist, and most of them were actually completed before the Extended mixtape. Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary had planned to release a “normal” version of the album all along.
EXTLP is very much rooted in bombastic rave sounds, but there’s much more to this romp than barreling techno and neck-snapping breakbeats. Across its 15 tracks, Modeselektor tear through mutant crunk distortions, glitchy dub meditations, neon synth-pop and more, occasionally taking time to salute one of their favorite festivals (with Bangface) or pay tribute to lost friends (with Ohm, a tribute to Andrew Weatherall). Throughout it all, Bronsert and Szary remain at the helm, but they rarely act alone, as EXTLP also features a star-studded slate of guests from around the globe, including veteran dub vocalist Paul St. Hilaire, sharp-tongued UK rapper Flohio, avant-pop rulebreaker Catnapp and legendary Einstürzende Neubauten frontman Blixa Bargeld.
Arriving on the heels of Extended mixtape — and the three EPs that immediately followed it — EXTLP is the final piece of what might be the most prolific period of Modeselektor’s entire career.
Modeselektor – EXTLP
01 Tacken (EXTLP Version)
02 Hyendo Dancehall (EXTLP Version)
03 Social Distancing feat. FLOHIO
04 Keller (EXTLP Version)
05 Bangface (EXTLP Version)
06 Dating Is In China Speed Dating Version (feat. Catnapp)
07 Ohm (EXTLP Version)
08 Puls (EXTLP Version)
09 Komm feat. Blixa Bargeld (Long Version)
10 Movement feat. Paul St Hilaire (EXTLP Version)
11 Kupfer (EXTLP Version)
12 Chtulu Drums (EXTLP Version)
13 Sekt Um 12 (EXTLP Version)
14 Klangkrieg (EXTLP Version)
15 Bilbao (EXTLP Version)