Modeselektor are Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary. Both grew up in Germany but did not meet until 1993 when Bronsert started visiting Szary's illegal acid-house parties in Berlin after which the duo released several tracks under the name Fundamental Knowledge. In 1996 they changed their name to Modeselektor, apparently taking the name from a function on 'Space Echo' effects units. In 2000 they met Ellen Allien and a year later had their first release on her Bpitch Control label. The duo released their debut album on BPC in September 2005 after a series of 12" releases.