Substance to celebrate 7th birthday with Modeselektor
- David Pollock
- 25 September 2013
The techno duo appear in place of Moderat, following Apparat's motorcycle accident
The sad news that Apparat, aka German techno producer Sascha Ring, has broken his leg after coming off a motorbike almost put paid to the seventh birthday party for far-reaching Edinburgh club night Substance. Fortunately the rescheduling of his live show as one third of the ever-more-popular minimal vocal techno duo Moderat until February next year won’t stop his partners in crime Modeselektor (Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary) keeping the date. As Substance co-promoter Adam Richardson points out, ‘a full Modeselektor live show isn’t to be sniffed at.’
After all, it would have been a shame to call off a party for one of Edinburgh’s most enduring clubbing successes, especially as this will be their first large-scale Picture House show following an escalating residency history at Henry’s Cellar Bar, the GRV and now their current home the Bongo Club, during which time artists as wide-ranging as Speedy J, Lory D, Luke Vibert and Luke Slater have played alongside resident Gavin Richardson. That the club’s regulars expect diversity is a good thing, because this set will doubtless be different to – but just as pleasing as – what was planned, with frequent Thom Yorke collaborators Modeselektor offering a sound which encompasses everything from hip hop and metal influences within its warm, glitching techno style.
The rescheduled Moderat appearance will now take place at the Picture House, Edinburgh, Sat 8 Feb 2014.
Picture House, Edinburgh, Thu 10 Oct.