Apparat is the stage name for Sascha Ring, a German electronic musician living in Berlin and previous co-owner of Shitkatapultrecords. Starting out with dance floor-oriented techno, he later started to create ambient music and more recently became "more interested in designing sounds than beats."
In 2007, he formed his own band to play the album Walls live. Raz Ohara joined him playing the stage piano and Jörg Waehner on drums. Aside from playing these live shows, he continued to play his solo live sets, touring with Transforma Visuals. In May 2009, he released the self-titled album with Modeselektor under the name Moderat on BPitch Control. They have collaborated previously on an EP named Auf Kosten Der Gesundheit which was released as a limited 12" in 2002. Apparat received the Qwartz Dancefloor (Electronic Music Award) in April 2009.
In 2011, he signed with the British Mute Records label, where he released his new record The Devil's Walk, named after a political poem by romantic English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, in September. His track "Goodbye", featuring Soap&Skin, was featured in the French trailer of Rust and Bone, the trailer of Prisoners (2013 film) and in a climatic scene in the Season 4 finale of Breaking Bad as well as the episode Broken Home on Nikita. The track was used in "Kaltstart," an episode of Tatort in 2014. It was also used in a 2014 theatrical trailer for The Drop.