Modeselektor and Apparat's musical backgrounds couldn't be any more diverse. Whereas Modeselektor decided to persue bass-laden escapades in a 4/4 format, the latter focussed on intricate electronics and minimalistic pop. For the first time, the two acts tried to merge their sound cosmos in 2002. However, their approaches to music seemed incompatible. Luckily, Modeselektor and Apparat, after having established their solo careers and having released successful albums, they gave it another try six years later – and Moderat was born. Four years after their debut, Moderat released their sophomore album, »Moderat II«, which they will bring live to Arena Park.