Moderat is a Berlin music group, which was created in 2002 from the merger of the musician Apparat (Sascha Ring) and the DJ duo Modeselektor (Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary). Before they could publish an album together, however, the band split again. It was not until 2009 that they relaunched their debut album "Moderat". The second album II was released in early August 2013 in Germany and the UK, in the USA the album was released on the label Mute. It reaches the charts in Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and the UK. In Germany it rose to 10th place in the albumcharts in the first week after publication.