I just uploaded a DJ-Mix to my Mixcloud contains no Techno or House music.
Just so-called “Krautrock” from 1970 to 2019, from Germany, England, Japan….
This music had a huge influence on my musical upbringing. In the library of my hometown you could not just borrow books but also vinyl records. To my huge disappointment they did not have any latest charts music but strange albums by German bands like Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk, La Düsseldorf, Harmonia, Neu!, Manuel Göttsching, Ashra, Amon Düül, Kraan, Can, Klaus Schulze, Popol Vuh and Michael Rother, with whom I had the great joy to jam with at the Telepathic Bubblebath Jam Session in July 2013.
I listened to these records anyway and they left a big impression on me.
Before German New Wave (NDW) there was German music that was totally unique. I tried to play Michael Rother’s shining guitar melodies on my acoustic guitar, clapped on my knees to the stoic beats of Jaki Liebezeit and wished I had a synthesizer.
When I owned a Moog Prodigy synth a few years later, I would use it for juicy baselines in my teenage Funk band instead. But that’s a different story.
On June 13th 2019 I took the opportunity to play only Krautrock during a Liquid Sky Berlin event that I hosted with my friend 10cars at Maze Club in Kreuzberg.
I played all those upbeat German Krautrock tracks from the 70s and added some new Kraut by bands like Camera, Minami Deutsch / 南ドイツ, Verstärker, Stereolab and so on.
I guess many of you might discover something new!
Hope you enjoy the experience!
1. Guru Guru – Der Elektrolurch
2. Ashra – Code Blue
3. Michael Rother – Zyklodrom
4. Michael Rother – Stromlinien
5. Stereolab – Outer Accelerator
6. Camera – Tjamahal
7. Minami Deutsch – Sunrise, Sunset
8. Neu! – Hero
9. La Düsseldorf – Rheinita
10. Ashra – Wudu
11. Verstärker – Abstrakt/ Konkret
12. Camera – From The Outside
13. Neu! – Hallogallo
14. Minami Deutsch – Don’t Wanna Go Back
15. Grauzone – Film 2
16. Camera – Patrouille
17. Verstärker – Mit Glück
18. La Düsseldorf – Düsseldorf
19. Harmonia – Monza (rauf und runter)
20. Camera – Super 8
21. Camera – Utopia Is
22. Hellmut Hattler – Wenn die Kraaniche zieh’n
23. Kraan – Nam Nam
24. Kraan – Holiday am Marterhorn
25. Kin Ping Meh – Fairy-Tales
26. Birth Control – Gamma Ray
27. Ashra – Ice Train
28. Minami Deutsch – Übergleich Part II
29. Verstärker – Aktivität
30. La Düsseldorf – Silver Cloud
31. Michael Rother – Flammende Herzen