Lyrics from ShipwreckBerlin-based producers Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary are the techno wizards behind Modeselektor. The German duo were formerly known as Fundamental Knowledge from 1992 until 1996, when they changed their name. Modeselektor has long been a favorite of Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, who has collaborated on two tracks from their latest album, 2011’s Monkeytown, released on their label of the same name. The duo has long been crossing the boundaries of genres from IDM and electro house to techno and hip hop. All of Modeselektor’s genre crossing has led to a high profile list of collaborators including Maximo Park, Siriusmo and Apparat. They’ve had two releases with Apparat under the moniker Moderat, 2009’s self-titled, full-length album and the 2003 EP Auf Kosten Der Gesundheit. In March 2012, Modeselektor mentioned on their Facebook page a sophomore album for Moderat would be underway after both artists ended their 2011 album tours.