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Kraftwerk to headline Playground Festival 2021

Kraftwerk will headline Playground Festival, topping the bill for 2021’s event. The Glasgow festival returns next year, running July 30 – August 1, at Rouken Glen Park. The three-day festival commonly hosts a mix of established and new acts, though the first crop of talent announced comes with a heavy dose of venerated clout—as Underworld, […]

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Kraftwerk to headline Playground Festival 2021

Kraftwerk will headline Playground Festival, topping the bill for 2021’s event. The Glasgow festival returns next year, running July 30 – August 1, at Rouken Glen Park. The three-day festival commonly hosts a mix of established and new acts, though the first crop of talent announced comes with a heavy dose of venerated clout—as Underworld, […]

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Sir Elton John, David Furnish talk Kraftwerk, dance music on ‘Rocket Hour’

Sir Elton John and his husband David Furnish are dance music aficionados. Who knew? On July 4, the two took to “Rocket Hour,” Elton’s Apple Music radio show, to collectively gush about the electronic scene while specifically showing love for the work of German outfit, Kraftwerk. Speaking on his experience in listening to Kraftwerk’s 1974 […]

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Sir Elton John, David Furnish talk Kraftwerk, dance music on ‘Rocket Hour’

Sir Elton John and his husband David Furnish are dance music aficionados. Who knew? On July 4, the two took to “Rocket Hour,” Elton’s Apple Music radio show, to collectively gush about the electronic scene while specifically showing love for the work of German outfit, Kraftwerk. Speaking on his experience in listening to Kraftwerk’s 1974 […]

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Kraftwerk’s German LP’s set to make global streaming debut

Legendary techno group Kraftwerk will release German versions of five LPs to streaming services on Friday, June 3, The Quietus reports. Trans Europa Express, Die Mensch-Maschine, Computerwelt, Techno Pop, and The Mix in their German-language forms will all be made available to worldwide audiences. Previously, the LPs were only available to stream in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. Additionally, a […]

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Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider dead at 73

Florian Schneider, co-champion of the iconic Kraftwerk outfit, has been confirmed dead at 73 years old. He lost his battle to cancer just a few days after his birthday. While Schneider left the group in 2008, he and Ralf Hütter co-founded the electronic music pioneering group in 1970 while at school in Germany. Schneider was […]

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Kraftwerk postpones 3D 50th anniversary tour amid COVID-19

Kraftwerk‘s 3D, 27-city North American tour has been postponed to 2021 due to health concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic. The expansive live initiative pays homage to the electro outfit’s 50th anniversary, following Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider’s establishment of the group in 1970. The tour, which was scheduled to commence in Seattle, Washington on June […]

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Kraftwerk postpones 3D 50th anniversary tour amid COVID-19

Kraftwerk‘s 3D, 27-city North American tour has been postponed to 2021 due to health concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic. The expansive live initiative pays homage to the electro outfit’s 50th anniversary, following Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider’s establishment of the group in 1970. The tour, which was scheduled to commence in Seattle, Washington on June […]

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Kraftwerk celebrates 50 years with 3-D stateside tour

Decades in the game and still pushing boundaries, Kraftwerk returns in 2020 with its celebratory 50th Anniversary 3-D tour. The iconic electronic group returns to the states for the first time in 4 years, playing coast to coast over 27 summer dates. Considered by many as “The Godfathers of electronic music,” Kraftwerk changed the musical […]

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Kraftwerk celebrates 50 years with 3-D stateside tour

Decades in the game and still pushing boundaries, Kraftwerk returns in 2020 with its celebratory 50th Anniversary 3-D tour. The iconic electronic group returns to the states for the first time in 4 years, playing coast to coast over 27 summer dates. Considered by many as “The Godfathers of electronic music,” Kraftwerk changed the musical […]

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Kraftwerk celebrates 50 years with 3-D stateside tour

Decades in the game and still pushing boundaries, Kraftwerk returns in 2020 with its celebratory 50th Anniversary 3-D tour. The iconic electronic group returns to the states for the first time in 4 years, playing coast to coast over 27 summer dates. Considered by many as “The Godfathers of electronic music,” Kraftwerk changed the musical […]

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Massive Attack revealed as latest headliner of London’s All Points East

London’s beloved All Points East festival has announced Massive Attack as the third headliner, following previously announced lineup toppers Tame Impala and Kraftwerk 3D. The two-weekend festival, running May 22 – 31 in London’s Victoria Park, revealed the full line up for Sunday, May 24, which includes the likes of Nils Frahm, Neneh Cherry, Young […]

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Kraftwerk tops All Points East lineup followed by Iggy Pop, Chromatics, and more

London’s All Points East festival is laying its claim to the circuit rather early this time around by announcing its lineup almost six months before the event which set to take place on May 29, 2020. Moreover, this announcement is already putting pressure on fellow summer UK festivals with an impressive roster, topped by none […]

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Kraftwerk and Jeff Mills among legendary acts featured at London Design Museum’s upcoming exhibition, ‘Electronic’

With focal points on cutting edge technology and whatever hot releases loom around the corner, the very nature of electronic music leans on modern practice, but just because today’s industry often revolves around the current flavor of the week doesn’t mean there isn’t an entire lineage of dance music that’s worth exploring. Enter Electronic, an […]

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Depeche Mode, The Notorious B.I.G., and Whitney Houston are among the newly released 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees for the 2020 class are in, and unlike previous nomination classes, a majority of this year’s nominees are on the ballot for the first time ever. In order to be eligible, each nominee’s first single or album had to be released in 1994 or earlier. Highlights of […]

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‘Electro: From Kraftwerk to Daft Punk’ is coming to the Paris Philharmonic in April

More than 25 years after the formation of Daft Punk, the iconic French duo will be making a splash in the city where it all started in the form of an exhibit at the Paris Philharmonic. In a little more than a month, Electro: From Kraftwerk to Daft Punk will be making its debut in the […]

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Watch Kraftwerk jam out with real live dancing astronaut broadcasting from space

This weekend at the Jazz Open Festival in Stuttgart, Germany, legendary techno pioneers Kraftwerk welcomed an extremely special guest from far, far away: outer space. Teaming up with German astronaut Alexander Gerst, who is one of six astronauts at the International Space Station, Kraftwerk welcomed the spaceman to help them close out their set. Yes […]

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Dexter’s Beat Laboratory Vol. 34

Dexter’s Beat Laboratory is a weekly collection of songs from DA music editor and staff writer Robyn Dexter. With a taste that can only be described as eclectic — to say nothing of a name that lends itself to punnery — DA is happy to present a selection of tracks personally curated by Dexter for your listening pleasure. Dustycloud has […]

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Watch This: Kraftwerk’s earliest recorded show In 1970

If you are a music nerd, this Kraftwerk show from 1970 recently surfaced and offers up a glimpse into one of electronic music’s earliest pioneers. Given Kraftwerk’s status in the electronic pantheon, the fact this was happening and recorded in 1970 is nothing short of music history in motion. The juxtaposition that these rock-oriented youngsters are packed in […]

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Watch This: Kraftwerk’s earliest recorded show In 1970

If you are a music nerd, this Kraftwerk show from 1970 recently surfaced and offers up a glimpse into one of electronic music’s earliest pioneers. Given Kraftwerk’s status in the electronic pantheon, the fact this was happening and recorded in 1970 is nothing short of music history in motion. The juxtaposition that these rock-oriented youngsters are packed in […]

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