At this rate, we’ll end up remembering Modeselektor more for its work setting musical trends and as musical business folk than for their own albums. Their two platforms, Monkeytown and 50 Weapons, are working at an enviable pace and without ever dropping the ball on quality control. Perhaps aware that the level of recent releases on their second label is in a sense eclipsing their first platform, Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary have decided to compile the best of what has been released this year on Monkeytown (over a dozen titles) in album format. They didn’t make the selection themselves, but rather left that job in the hands of one of their own, California beatmaker eLan. The compilation, titled simply “Best of Monkeytown Records 2012”, will be out on digital format on 28th September, bringing together cuts by Lazer Sword, Bambounou, Phon.o, Mouse on Mars, Siriusmo, Anstam and eLan himself. It’s perfect for those who like to try a taste of things.
Here we leave you with a short mix from eLan, made with the tracks included in the collection.