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Apparat DJing at Electric Zoo this weekend (download a new mix); Moderat working on new material

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Apparat (aka Sascha Ring) will be in NYC this weekend to DJ at Electric Zoo on Sunday (9/2). It appears to be his only North American date scheduled at the moment, so if you plan to head to Electric Zoo (whose lineup includes Skrillex, Diplo, A-Trak, and others) it might be worth catching his set. If he’ll be dropping anything similar to the DJ mix he just made for Resident Advisor this week, it should be pretty solid. That mix includes M83, Glass Candy, Jacques Greene, Tim Hecker, College, Glass Candy, Pional, Todd Terje, and others. You can download it for free at RA as long as you register for an account (also free). Here’s what Sascha had to say about the mix:

How and where was the mix recorded?

I just recently got into dance music again. It takes a lot of patience to find good stuff but there is good music that’s worth searching for. I’ve been DJing mostly a mix of noisy and some melodic techno but after playing a show with John Talabot I got into his stuff and I discovered all this “good mood music” which is pretty weird actually because for most of my life I’ve been into depressing music. I guess it means I’m in a good mood these days. I made the mix with Traktor, somewhere on the road I guess…

Can you tell us about the idea behind the mix?

Well, like I said before, I grew up with The Cure and kept on listening to mostly dark music for most of my life so the music I chose is a bit unusual…but it still appeals to my sense of melody and it brings back old ’80s childhood memories. I guess this mix marks a real turning point in my life: I’ll be a happy and optimistic person from now on. Forever.

In that same interview with RA, he mentioned that his next project will be recording more material with Moderat, Apparat’s collaboration with Modeselektor, whose last full length release was their self titled debut LP in 2009.

All Apparat dates are listed below.

Apparat — 2012 Tour Dates
08/28/12 Chennai IN Centre Stage@Indo-German Urban Mela
08/30/12 New Dehli IN Blue Frog
09/02/12 New York US Electric Zoo Festival (DJ)
09/21/12 Kaunas LT Garagas (DJ)
09/30/12 Berlin DE Astra (DJ)
10/05/12 Barcelona ES Nitsa (DJ)
10/06/12 London UK Ether Fest @ Queen Elizabeth Hall
10/06/12 London UK Fire (DJ)
10/12/12 Milano IT Dude Club (DJ)
10/28/12 Dublin IE Twisted Pepper (DJ)
11/04/12 Bern CH Dachstock
11/05/12 Aarau CH Kiff
11/06/12 Erlangen DE E-Werk
11/07/12 Jena DE Kassablanca
11/08/12 Berlin DE Berghain
11/09/12 Berlin DE Berghain
12/01/12 Manchester UK Warehouse Project (DJ)

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