Tag: Kraftwerk

DHA FM Mix #423 By Ata

How exactly Ata manages to fascinate when stoically spinning records for hours on end, mixing emotion and intention, guiding the crowd, is his secret. We may assume it is experience. And experienced he is in nearly all fields related to clubbing: as graphic artist, fashion designer, DJ, label manager and impressario. It all started rather humbly when he, still a boy, shared house with a GI who owned a vast collection of Kraftwerk, early Hip Hop and black dance music and who substantially widened his musical horizon. Frankfurt soon witnessed the fruits of that neighbourly education when Ata carried a ... Read more

Interview: M.A.N.D.Y.

In the Midst of ADE our editor Steve Rickinson met up with the guys of M.A.N.D.Y., Philipp Jung and Patrick Bodmer to discuss their very first album release in 15 years – “Double Fantasy”. The two decades spanning career of two childhood friends bought for the love of music, lead them to a place of recognition and influence just as much their sensuous sets as their involment in the Get Physical label. Thus it is no suprprise, when it takes 15 years for the fist album to ripe for artists of this caliber, that it is PROPER good. Reminiscent of a film score, the album contains 12 tracks highlighting M.A.N.D.Y.’s diverse style ranging from house ... Read more

Some Guy In Florida Changed His Name To Kraftwerk

Ahh Florida. Not sure how much you all are familiar with America’s penis but trust me, it holds some of the US’ most interesting personalities. Take for example “Kraftwerk”. No, not the seminal German electronic outfit, rather a random guy who has officially changed his name to reflect his undying allegiance to the group. Not much else is known about Kraftwerk, except that he is an organ donor, he can ride motorcycles, and was born in 1969. Oh, he also documents his daily activities via a Flickr account where you can watch him do such things as, “[get his] his ... Read more

Brick City Records: The Record Shop Made Out Of Lego

Brick City Records is a tiny record shop made entirely out of LEGO. Built by artist Coop, the mini record shop is also part of a wider city block project that also includes a pet shop and barber shop (although Brick City Records holds the highly coveted street corner space). Inside, you will find all your record shopping personalities from punks to hipster, searching through tiny photoshop decal records from the likes of Bowie, Kraftwerk, Velvet Underground, The Damned, and many more. Brick City Records is a recreation of a record shop of the same name in Athens, Ohio. Check ... Read more

Kraftwerk Planning 3D Concert Tour This Year

Fans are once again able to behold monumental electronic music formation Kraftwerk this year, as the act have announced a worldwide tour coming this year that will take them to Movement Detroit (we wonder whether grandma techno will be there to watch them), The Hollywood Bowl, Stockholm Music & Arts festival and a string of other US dates. In October, they will also perform their catalogue at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain. Here’s the full list of dates scheduled: 05-28 Detroit, MI – Movement Detroit 07-25 Verona, Italy – Arena Di Verona 07-29 Sopot, Poland – Opera Lesna 07-31 Stockholm, Sweden ... Read more

David Bowie Dies Aged 69 After Battle With Cancer

David Bowie has passed away today, January 11th, after a long battle with cancer. With no more than 25 studio albums under his belt, Bowie will be celebrated as one of the greatest influencers on modern music, on rock, pop, soul, folk and even electronic music. He is the man who singlehandedly created an icon of himself by re-inventing his stage persona and image, and by pushing the musical boundaries of his time, keeping him relevant during the full span of his professional career that lasted half a century.  The 69-year-old singer’s death was confirmed in a Facebook post from his official page: “David Bowie died ... Read more

“Deep Web” Laser Installation Gets Club Debut During CTM Berlin

Robert Henke, veteran producer, and Christopher Bauder, laser technician, will be presenting ‘Deep Web’, a surround sound and laser installation at this year’s CTM Festival in Berlin. You might also see a small resemblance to the ‘Kinetic Sculpture’ that made the news last year.  See also: THE KINETIC SCULPTURES LOOKING FOR THEIR NIGHTCLUB HOME Utilising a system of spatial lasers driven by mechanical winches, the “kinetic” installation choreographs light designed by Bauder with a score penned by Henke. It’s set to take place in Berlin’s Kraftwerk complex from February 2nd through 7th, with a special live performance closing the run on ... Read more

VIDEO: German School Kids Make Cover Video Of Kraftwerk Track

This has really made our day. A video surfaced recently of German school kids covering the iconic Kraftwerk song Die Roboter.  The online film shows members of the Kinder der 1. Klasse at GTS Lemmchen Mainz-Mombach school performing 1977 the track while dressed in homemade cardboard costumes. The video has resulted in an avalanche of emotional reactions by adults. Some of which can be seen below. Check out the video:

You Can Now Buy This Gorgeous History Of Electronic Music Theremin Print

Officially named the Electric Love Blueprint, this gorgeous print features over 200 electronic music pioneers and innovators etched on to the circuit board of a Theremin, widely considered one of the first electronic music instruments. Being sold via Dorothy, Electric Love Blueprint is screen printed metallic silver onto a blue uncoated stock that represents the history of electronic music from 1857 to the present day. Featuring over 200 names, it loosely groups genres, from the obscure Musique Concrète (Pierre Schaeffer) to the better known Krautrock (Kraftwerk, Can, Tangerine Dream, Neu!, Faust, Cluster, Harmonia and Amon Düül II) Synthpop (Gary Numan, ... Read more