Modeselektor - Body Language Vol. 8

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  • Artists whose reputations are built on "defying genres" often tell the press that their secret is to simply ignore boundaries. Modeselektor, though, are among the few that actually have done so. The duo of Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary work with one of the widest palates that you're likely to find, whether it be bottomed-out bass-heavy reggae, hip-hop and dubstep or altogether calmer climes. And that's just in their original productions. The duo's tastes behind the decks run in the same direction, and Body Language 8 may be the finest example yet put together of this fact. The trendy bounce of Rustie's "Zig-Zag" and his collaboration with Joker on "Play Doe" reside far apart from one another, and in between we get Missy Elliot and Busta Rhymes rubbing shoulders with Berghain resident Norman Nodge and Scuba's dubstep sharing time with Animal Collective. In short, this mix may be a great way to introduce your friends to electronic music. Because Modeselektor are nothing if not accessible. When it comes to making a compilation, they somehow make the most obscure new music sound at home with radio hits from the late '90s. The minimal Godfather, Robert Hood, is right before Major Lazer, but somehow the marching band drums of "Pon De Floor" follow effortlessly from Hood's carnival-esque "Unix." And before it's all over, a stop is made for the aforementioned Animal Collective, whose "My Girls" is mixed into the fray in its original version. After Dixon's celebrated edition helped prime the pump for the deep house revival and Matthew Dear's effort provided listeners with a guidebook on what minimal was up to in 2008, Modeselektor's mix is a seeming left turn. Body Language 8 is a lot to process—like watching Pulp Fiction on fast forward. But Modeselektor are a perfect choice for the series because body language is a universal code, a form of communication that often surpasses language and culture. Body Language 8 is one of the best examples of their DJing and mixing style that you can find—artists at the peak of their game, putting together something that perfectly encapsulates their artistic aesthetic.
  • Tracklist
      01. Outro 02. Rustie - Zig-Zag 03. Missy Elliott - Lick Shots (Instrumental) 04. Osborne - The Count 05. Boy 8 Bit - The Cricket Scores 06. Felix Da Housecat - Kickdrum 07. Alex Cortex - Huyendo Part 2 08. G-Man - Quo Vadis 09. Norman Nodge - NN 8.0 10. Benga - Emotions 11. Peverelist - Clunk Click Every Trip 12. Untold - Anaconda 13. MOVES!!! - All Skate 14. Busta Rhymes - Gimme Some More (Amended Version) 15. Joker & Rustie - Play Doe 16. Mark Pritchard & Om’mas Keith - Wind It Up 17. Djedjotronic - Dirty & Hard (feat. Spoek) vs Dorian Concept - Trilingual Dance Sexperience 18. Horsepower Productions - Let’s Dance (Club Mix) 19. Robert Hood - Unix 20. Major Lazer - Pon De Floor 21. Boys Noize - Easyjet 22. Siriusmo - Nights Off 23. Modeselektor - The Black Block (Marcel Dettman Redifinition) 24. Scuba - Klinik 25. Animal Collective - My Girls 26. Modeselektor - Fill #1 27. Modeselektor - Art & Cash (live recorded At Electron Frestival Geneve 2009) 28. Siriusmo - Breath 29. Si Begg vs Juice Aleem - Rock My Hologram (Original Instrumental) 30. Moderat - A New Error