Modulate (band)

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Modulate
OriginManchester, United Kingdom
Years active(2003 ((2003)–present)
LabelsMetropolis Records,Infacted
Websitewww.modulateonline.com
MembersGeoff Lee, Steve Wilkins (Live)
Past membersMartin Fey (2006–2007), Marc Martinez (2007–2008), Gregor Beyerle, Rhys Hughes

Modulate is the studio project of Manchester-based DJ Geoff Lee. They are an Electronic dance music group from Manchester, England. Their sound blends elements of various styles including Electro, Rave, Industrial music, Trance music and Hard dance. The band is signed to Metropolis Records (North America) and Infacted Recordings (Europe/RoW). Modulate live shows also features Steve Wilkins

History[edit]

Modulate released several tracks on compilations in 2006; New Input Noise, Endzeit Bunkertracks Act II, and Das Bunker: Fear of a Distorted Planet.

The band signed to Infacted Recordings, Germany[1] for the European and World market (excluding North America), and the short lived Sistinas Records for the North American market, releasing the debut Skullfuck EP in March 2007.

The Skullfuck EP went into the German Alternative Chart (DAC)[2] and peaked at #6, and #3 in the Greek Alternative Chart giving the band what was described as "the scene's club hit of the year" in ReGen Magazine (USA).[3]

Their debut full-length release Detonation was released in September 2008, receiving positive reviews in the alternative media and finding its way into the scene's DJ boxes across the globe.[4][5] The album spent nearly 2 months in both the Top 10 of the German Alternative Chart (DAC) and the Dutch Underground Chart (DUC) and was voted by DJ's into the DAC Top 50 albums of 2008.[6]

After scoring dancefloor success with his own material, Modulate has become one of the most popular remixers in the alternative electro scene, producing mixes for bands such as Die Krupps, Suicide Commando, Grendel, Aesthetic Perfection, Faderhead, Reaper, Soman and Nachtmahr.

The band has supported Alec Empire (UK leg Past, Present, Future tour), VNV Nation (Judgement tour)[7][8] and Combichrist (What the Fuck is Wrong with You? tour) sharing the stage with bands such as Front 242, Frontline Assembly, Covenant, Die Krupps, Suicide Commando, And One, playing nearly 100 shows in 11 countries since the release of their first EP.

Live[edit]

Modulate played their first live show at the Black Celebration festival at Islington Academy, London, UK, on 5 November 2006.[9]

2007 – Toured in support of the Skullfuck EP, joining VNV Nation on the "Judgement Tour" and Combichrist on the "What The Fuck Is Wrong With You Tour".[10]

2008 – The band played a four date headline tour in the UK[11] as well as headlining the "I am Darkness" festival in Tillburg, Netherlands.[12]

2009 – Modulate supported Alec Empire on the UK leg of the Past, Present, Future tour.[13] As well, they played the Summer Darkness festival in Utrecht, Netherlands, before heading over to the USA to headline a night on the Gothic Cruise festival aboard the Carnival Legend.[14]

2010 saw Modulate deliver a co-headline set at the Wave-Gotik-Treffen festival in Leipzig, Germany.[15] The band headlined the DV8 Festival in July in York, UK [16] and co-headlined the High Voltage Festival in Frankfurt, Germany, on 31 October, before a headline show at the legendary Slimelight club,[17] London, on New Year's Eve.

In 2011, Modulate continued in the studio and hit the road again with well received sets at the Resistanz (UK) and Kinetik Festival (Canada) festivals[18][19] plus their own headline ‘Robots’ tour throughout Europe.

Discography[edit]

Albums

  • Detonation (2008) Metropolis_Records (North America), Infacted Recordings (Europe / R.O.W.), (2009) Gravitator Records (Russia)

EPs

  • Skullfuck EP (2007) Sistinas (North America), Infacted Recordings (Europe/R.O.W)
  • Skullfuck Limited Edition EP (2007) Sistinas (North America)
  • Robots (2012) Metropolis_Records (North America), Infacted Recordings (Europe/R.O.W)

Remixes for Artists[edit]

Compilations[edit]

  • Das Bunker: Fear Of A Distorted Planet (2xCD, Comp) Skullfuck (Beta Mix) Das Bunker 2006
  • 'Endzeit Bunkertracks [Act II] (4xCD, Comp, Ltd, Car + Box, Ltd) Das Bunker Alfa Matrix 2006
  • New [Input] Noise (CD) Biomorph Hellektroempire 2006
  • Endzeit Bunkertracks [Act III] (4xCD, Comp, Car + Box) Skullfuck Alfa Matrix 2007
  • Infactious Vol. Three (CD, Mixed, Ltd) Skullfuck (Combichrist Remix)(Infacted Recordings 2007)
  • Materia Fria (CD, Comp) Haunted Faktory Sistinas, Crunch Pod 2007
  • Nacht Der Maschinen Volume One (CD, Ltd) Kommune 1 Infacted Recordings 2007
  • Orkus Compilation 28 (CD, Smplr) Skullfuck (ESA Mix) Orkus 2007
  • Zillo Club Hits Vol. 12 (2xCD, Dig) Kommune 1 Zillo 2007
  • Extreme Lustlieder 2 (CD, Comp) Hard And Dirty UpScene, Indigo (2) 2008
  • Extreme Störfrequenz 2 (CD, Comp) Bass Alert UpScene, Indigo (2) 2008
  • Infacted 4 (2xCD, Comp) Bass Alert Infacted Recordings 2008
  • Nacht Der Maschinen VolumeTwo (CD, Comp, Ltd) Skullfuck (Combichrist Remix) Infacted Recordings 2008
  • Endzeit Bunkertracks [Act – IV] (4xCD, Comp + Box, Ltd) Hard And Dirty (SAM Mix) Alfa Matrix 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ Infacted Recordings Website
  2. ^ German Alternative Charts Archived 21 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ ReGen Magazine Online
  4. ^ Side-Line Magazine Online Press Release for Detonation September 2008
  5. ^ Interview with Gothika Magazine Ukraine (available only in print)
  6. ^ Top 50 albums of 2008 on the DAC
  7. ^ Interview with graveconcerns ezine August 2011
  8. ^ Interview with Orkus Magazine
  9. ^ Review of the Black Celebration Festival
  10. ^ Show review from Milwaukee at the Miramar Theatre
  11. ^ Touring cities included Sheffield, Glasgow, Leeds and London
  12. ^ Dutch Review of the Festival
  13. ^ London show at The Underground
  14. ^ 2009 Gothic Cruise Lineup
  15. ^ WGT Lineup 2010
  16. ^ Press Release about the festival on Yorkpress
  17. ^ Information On Slimeslight
  18. ^ Connexion Bizarre (27 June 2011). "Kinetik Festival 4.0: Modulate". Connexion Bizarre BETA. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
  19. ^ "Modulate Live at Kinetik 4.0". Coma Magazinge. May 2011. Retrieved 22 March 2012.

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