German house duo Modeselektor turned Bowery Ballroom into one large dance party. Fans were there for one reason, to hear great electronic music and dance, and that they did.
Modeselektor were the perfect hosts and Bowery Ballroom was the perfect venue for this soiree. After playing the sweaty dance tents of Coachella, the intimate confines of the Ballroom really enhanced the many great qualities of Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary. By the end of the night, fans were doused in champagne and sweat thanks to Modeselektor.
More of the review and photos of the night after the jump
The visuals that accompanied the music were a fun addition that played up the showmanship of the duo. Szary would address the crowd using a mic that was pitched to a rumbling bass roar or cranked high to a squeal. Oh and that champagne mentioned earlier, as become a standard part of the show, Szary and Bronsert popped open some bottles and sprayed the crowd.
Modeselektor never missed a beat, constantly building up and breaking down, pushing forward and laying down some great bass. As busy as the visuals were, Szary and Bronsert were even busier, constantly engaged and fiddling around. Add in some lights that bathed fans up close in red, green, blue and orange and Modeselektor had everything you could want in a night out covered.
The duo wove through their diverse catalog which included an appearance by Thom Yorke. Granted, New Yorkers were not as lucky as Coachella, which featured a live appearance by Yorke, but Modeselektor did drop “Shipwreck” during their set at the Bowery Ballroom. Modeselektor also gave their side project with Apparat, Moderat, some love with “A New Error.” Other standouts included “Berlin” and “Pretentious Friends.”
Modeselektor finally said farewell to the Bowery Ballroom with just one more song, ending the night with “Suckerpin.” Whether it is hundreds of fans or thousands, Modeselektor craft an enthralling set of music that will have you dancing among a circus of lights and visuals.