B este Modus is a young collective of DJs and producers / record label out of East Berlin consisting of Diego Krause, Cinthie, stevn.aint.leavn, Ed Herbst and Albert Vogt. The crew’s sound is full of soul and aimed straight at the dance floor, building on the various impulses that each individual member brings to the collective – Influences ranging from Industrial Techno and Chicago House to Funk and Hiphop. The label’s untitled debut release [BESTE001] was a vinyl-only 5-track EP with songs by each member and was sold out within 48 hours after its release. The choice for vinyl is a crucial aspect for the label as it represents their love for sound and a lasting appreciation for the music created, something they see as increasingly important in the fleeting era of digital music.
Locally, the crew is best known for its Berlin label nights in clubs like Watergate or Prince Charles, where they play alongside kindred spirits like Malin Genie, Washerman, Kerri Chandler and many others.