Two of Germany’s hottest properties join forces for an exciting new project MODEM, delivering brand new single ‘Marginal’.
People often use the term ‘family’ these days, especially record labels; it’s a go to word that’s frequently over-used. But when it comes to Julian Wassermann and Raphael Mader it is highly appropriate, both are an important part of the Renaissance label roster with multiple releases to their names, ably demonstrating the future of the house is in safe hands with MODEM.
So, Renaissance were delighted when they got a call saying, “Guys, we’re teaming-up to start a new project devoted to electronica. Are you interested?” Their response was immediate to say the least, buoyed by the prospect of the label-family circle pulling tighter still… MODEM was born!
However, not satisfied with the strength of their burgeoning status, Julian and Raph decided to go a step further and invited heavyweight French production duo Betical to collaborate on what was to become ‘Marginal’.
“‘Marginal’ was one of the first ideas we had,” explains Julian, “it’s a record full of wistful emotion and melancholy with that deep, dream-like quality that works so well with electronica.”
“We’ve both admired Betical for a long time,” Raph continues, “when they agreed to the collaboration we began by
sending various sketches back and forth and they actually picked out ‘Marginal’”.
Betical then wasted no time in confirming their choice, “We immediately loved the track’s atmosphere and chord progression. We worked on a drum, added some melodies and a vocal and then kicked it back and forth until we all agreed it was over the finish line. We really enjoyed working with the guys and are proud of the final result!”
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