Music Montag: Modeselektor feat. Miss Platnum

by James Glazebrook


We’re always on the lookout for the best Berlin song, and local boys Modeselektor may have released their hometown’s ultimate anthem. “Berlin”, a Miss Platnum collabo from last year’s Monkeytown album, has been given a new lease of life thanks to this awesome animated video from one of the band’s biggest fans. This clip full of Berlin icons (the TV Tower, kebabs, ravers) started when graphic designer François Chalet contacted Modeselektor with the crazy dream of persuading them to perform at his wedding. We’ll let him tell the rest…

We want to get married, and we want Modeselektor to play there … They’ll NEVER come and play at a wedding … And we wouldn’t be able to afford them … Weeks later I emailed Monkeytown Records in order to prove to Meike, my future wife, that this idea will always stay an idea … One day later at the phone – Monkeytown: “You contacted us at the perfect moment – we urgently need a good video because someone flaked on us!” One Skype conversation with Modeselektor … 3 weeks of hard work and little sleep … cardboard everywhere … lots of computer crashes and … Modeselektor will play at our wedding – hurray!

Monkeytown by Modeselektor is out now on Monkeytown Records.