5 Minutes With Modeselektor

2 December 2013

Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary, the monkey-loving genre-defying German duo, Modeselektor cleared some time last week to answer of few of our questions. Well, 5 minutes exactly.

Heading over to India for the very first Red Bull Music Academy initiative in the country, they're a name that have become synonymous with electronic music over the years. We're not even sure how we got the time. But we did.

People from Delhi and Mumbai. Don't miss these shows.

How’s it going?


Where are you right now?

In the Monkeytown office.

What’s in your pockets?

At the moment, my hands.

Last song you listened to?

10 minutes ago, in my car on a shitty mono radio; the radio station played: Motorhead “Ace Of Spades.”

Last thing you ate?

Small cappuccino.

Last good gig you saw?

“Björk” live this summer in Berlin.

Last bad gig?

I don't go to bad gigs.

Which song do you currently have constantly on repeat?

Oneohtrix Point Never.

If you weren’t making music what do you think you’d be doing?

Sort out all my clothes I don´t need anymore and counting my “jumpsuit collection.”

What’s the thing that you love most about your job?


What do you hate most about working in this industry?

Life in between dreams.

If you could teleport yourself to any place and time where would it be and

I think it would be interesting to beam just for 30 seconds back in time to the 14th or 15th century. It must be horrible!

Which colour do you identify with most?


Best gift from a fan?

In Mexico, I got a pink skirt.

Describe your new work in three words…

Cinematic, painful and exhausting.


3 most inspirational artists:

AFX, Stevie Wonder, Public Enemy

3 favourite albums of all time:

All AFX albums, all Stevie Wonder albums, all Public Enemy albums.

Favourite 3 artists of the moment:


**Modeselektor will be hosting an RBMA info session in the afternoon of 4 Dec and 6 Dec in Mumbai and New Delhi respectively followed in both cities by a clubnight with support from domestic artists Gaurav Malaker (BLOT!) and Moniker. More info on the clubnights can be found on our events page here**




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