Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary (a.k.a. Modeselektor) have owned the year 2007, what with the release of Happy Birthday!, an exhilarating trip through the world of bass-driven techno, some well-attended tour dates, and, of course, a spot on the cover of XLR8R 112. Keep a watch on these guys in 2008. Their energy, humor, and general zest for music should ensure many fine things are yet to come. Photo by Birgit Kaulfuss.