About time that one of the most influential acts in modern music finally got the recognition they should have received year’s ago 🙂 Kraftwerk received a Music Excellence Award this weekend after they were inducted at the 2021 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony. Honoured by Pharrell Williams, Depeche Mode’s Martin Gore, Run-DMC’s Darryl McDaniels, LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy, and […]
Haven’t seen this one before but if you are into electronic music and the legacy behind it make sure to check it out. Modulations is a feature-length documentary that captures a moment in history where humans and machines are fusing to create today’s most exciting sounds. It traces the evolution of electronic music as one […]
Well no one would disagree that Kraftwerk has been ahead of their time, but that they are also forerunners in conquering the Universe with their electronic rhythms is perhaps a little less known. On the other hand it is not entirely at their own initiative. Netflix has released a 16-minute documentary called John Was Trying To Contact […]
Juan Atkins and Wolfgang FlĂŒr will come together on the former’s forthcoming Cybotron album. Details of a new Cybotron album, the first from the project since 1995’s Cyber Ghetto, have emerged. Juan Atkins is known as the “Originator” and one of the legendary Belleville Three, alongside Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson. The album, which will mark […]
Komputer, the Mute artists who joined the influential label in 1984 as I Start Counting, are rebooting for a live show in London. I Start Counting was somewhat of a gamechanger when they first appeared back in the days and theirjoyful tunes were allplaying well in the electro community of the time. The transformation into Komputer led the […]
Although most people are still eagerly awaiting the return of Daft Punk on stage (and as far as we know no signs of this yet), fans may still get to experience a bit of the magic from Daft Punk in the spring. Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo of the world-famous French electronic duo Daft Punk have conceptualized […]
Although many artists have been experimenting with vocals since long time back, like Kraftwerk, ABBA and the Beatles, the real breaking point came when Cher delivered Believe in October 19, 1998. The era of autotune was born. Since then the impact of autotune has been monumental in the music industry. More or less every conceivable […]
Every now and then a new producer of plug ins, sound libraries and loops appears targeting the sounds of Kraftwerk. What was once magic and very much the result of devoted experimentation in the Kling Klang studio has now become so much easier to realize through modern day DAWs and software emulations. But even so, […]
A bunch of electronic music innovators have been nominated for the Grammy Awards in 2018. It is with great pleasure we can conclude that Bonobo, Kraftwerk and Four Tet are among the nominated, and for good reasons one may add. In the Best Dance/Electronic Album category, Bonobo’s album ‘Migration’ is nominated alongside Kraftwerk’s ‘3-D The […]
Ready for some time travel? Are you familiar with the Orchestron or the company Vako Orchestron? Well, in any case you should be since the Orchestron not only has its roots deep down in the Moog soil, as well as with the toy manufacturer Mattel, but it is also the signature sound of well known acts […]
Are you a Pocket Operator? If you are, you are certainly not alone. With the exponential growth in mobile instruments, both when it comes to instruments available for mobile devices like the iPad, and with hardware pocket-sized instruments like Korg’s Volca series. In the forefront of this development we also have Teenage Engineering who in […]
As machines and robots become ever more present in our every day life, paired with increasing the digitization we are well on our way towards Kurzweil’s Singularity, but how is this materializing in music in general and in electronic music in particular? We have previously covered how virtual reality and 3D may play an important […]
Are you a fan of techno and planning to go to London this Summer, then we have a real treat for you. The Detroit techno scene will make its first real appearance in the fine rooms of London’s Institute Of Contemporary Arts. ICA has announced a new exhibition on Detroit techno. Running from July 27th through […]
Christian Gabel is well know on the Swedish music scene and a devoted fan of electronic music. He’s been working with many celebrated artists like ThĂ„ström and is the drummer in the major Swedish band Bob Hund. Now, it isn’t really because of his potential love of synth based music or he’s relations with Scandinavian […]
Minimalistic installations does not lift anyone’s eyebrow these days, but in the shadows of the mighty halls of Kraftwerk in Berlin there will always be a tension between minimum and maximum. Kraftwerk, a once abandoned power-station above Tresor that now holds some of Berlin’s most exciting events. It was here that ‘Deep Web’ was situated — […]
The “Lost album” as it was sadly branded after its release back in 2003. When ex-Kraftwerk member Karl Bartos left the band, mainly due to his frustrations of being in a band that never released any new material, he engaged in many different projects, but never made any major splashes with his appearances. However, the album […]
When one thinks of odd and unexpected collaborations in music most likely one of the first you will come to think of is when RUN-DMC made a video together with Aerosmith. Aerosmith was a then over-the-hill rock group who’d fallen out of the spotlight, while Run-DMC was the most prominent group in rap that had yet […]
As the modern saga of Kraftwerk continues in various spectacular venues around the world it is sometimes interesting to discover gems of the past. A great example is this interview with Florian Schneider done with a Japanese magazine at the time when all four robots were still touring the world and biking the streets of […]