Video Flashback: Woodkid

Yoann Lemoine is a polymath. You’d think establishing a career as a top tier video director with Lana Del Rey, Rihanna, Drake and Taylor Swift as clients would be enough to satisfy the highest of achievers. Not our boy Lemoine though, who, under the guise of Woodkid, finds time to make orchestral chamber pop—and, more importantly, does it well (his 2012 album The Golden Age was critically well-received and made a sizeable dent in charts across Europe). Call us early adopters, but we knew we were onto something good when we booked him to play EB Festival Prague and Bratislava in early 2012 and again in Zagreb in Autumn. We’ve included all three in this Video Flashback for your viewing pleasure—because who knows when it’ll happen again…


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Video Flashback: Moderat

Neither Modeselektor or Apparat are exactly strangers to Electronic Beats, our relationship with the two entities goes way back—particularly with the former who could, quite justifiably, claim to be something of an EB house band. Both, for example, have played our festivals with Modeselektor chalking up numerous appearances while Apparat stormed Prague in 2011 with his band in tow. It stands to reason that we’ve tracked their alliance with interest, and in 2010 Moderat became the subject of a stand out Slices feature—see the picture above for evidence—and just last week we sent Seb Wheeler to catch up with Sebastian Szary (one half of Modeselektor) and Sascha Ring (Apparat) with the developments within the camp, namely the project’s second record II. We thought it was time we raided our archives to unearth the best Moderat video content we have to offer to bring you up to speed including a Moderat interview from Slices Issue 3-10, Modeselektor Live in Budapest, Apparat live in Prague and Moderat live in Cologne and Graz (all footage taken from Electronic Beats Festivals).

Like what you see? You should check out the Electronic Beats presented documentary We Are Modeselektor which tracks the story of the eccentric techno duo from their humble beginnings in a German backwater village to superstardom. It’s currently screening at various festivals and music events around the world but you can buy the DVD here. To catch Moderat live, check the list of tour dates below. Main photo by Lars Borges.

August 02 Eastern Electrics Festival, London, UK
August 09 Flow Festival, Helsinki, FI
August 10 SonneMondSterne, Saalburg, GER
August 11 Kampnagel, Hamburg, GER
August 17 Lowlands Festival, Amsterdam, NL
August 24 Tauron Nowa Muzyka, Katowice, PL
August 28 Neptune Theater, Seattle, US
August 29 Club Nokia, Los Angeles, US
August 31 Electric Zoo, New York, US

September 1 SAT, Montreal, CAN
September 11 Arena Vienna, AT
September 12 Unknown Festival,Rovinj, HR
September 13 Magazzini Generali, Milano, IT
September 19 Stadtgarten, Erfurt, GER
September 20 Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, GER
September 21 E-Werk Köln, GER
September 22 LKA Stuttgart, GER
September 23 Komplex457 Zürch, CH
September 25 Fri-Son, Fribourg, CH
September 26 Le Transbordeur, Lyon, FR
September 27 Marsatac Festival, Marseille, FR
September 28 BOZAR, Brussels, BE
September 29 Columbiahalle, Berlin, GER

October 10 Substance @ Picture House, Edinburgh, UK
October 11 Warehouse Project, Manchester, UK
October 12 Simple Things Festival, Bristol, UK
October 14 Buttom Factory, Dublin, IRE
October 16 Koko, London, UK
October 17 Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL
October 18 Train, Aarhus, DK
October 19, Studio 1, Copenhagen, DK
October 20, Trianon, Paris, FR

November 9, Club To Club, Torino, IT
November 30, Puls Festival, Munich, GER

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Video Flashback: Little Dragon

Little Dragon are a part of what we consider the Electronics Beats Family; we’ve featured them in our magazine, our festivals and in our Slices DVD. We still rinse their 2011 album Ritual Unions over the office loudspeakers, often prompting nearby shop owners to stick their heads in and say the German equivalent of, “What the hell, mate?” Word on the URL street is the group are currently planning something new, and that’s news that excites us. We’re cruising through our archives and  getting reacquainted with some of our favorite LD moments. We invite you to check out a playlist of our favorite moments featuring the full Slices interview, as well as their appearance at our 2010 EB Festival.


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