German Electronic Music History: A Quick Dive into Its Origins

Growing up, I always had a fascination with electronic music. Little did I know that my passion for the genre would lead me down a path of discovery about its roots in Germany. Having done some research in the past, I’ve learned that German pioneers laid the foundations for electronic music between 1948 and 1953,…

German Electronic Music 1970s: Exploring the Pioneering Soundscape

German electronic music of the 1970s marked a significant era in the evolution of the genre, as artists combined minimalistic styles with psychedelic and progressive rock elements. This period saw the emergence of innovative bands and musicians, such as Kraftwerk, whose pioneering work set the foundation for electronic music in the subsequent decades. During this…

German Electronic Music 1980s: A Synth-Powered Nostalgic Trip

The 80s are remembered as a vibrant and inspiring era, and one of the most significant cultural contributions during that time was the rise of electronic music. Drawing influences from Detroit, Chicago, and Frankfurt, this new music genre quickly gained momentum and evolved into a distinctive techno sound.  Amidst the changes in the political landscape,…

Detroit Techno vs Berlin Techno 2️⃣ Iconic Movements

In the world of techno, two cities stand out: Detroit and Berlin. This article delves into the techno scenes of each with its unique characteristics and influences. Detroit Techno, born in the 80s, blends European electronic sounds with American funk, creating a futuristic, soulful sound. Berlin Techno, emerging later, is minimal and beat-focused, reflecting the…

David Bowie in Berlin: Exploring the Icon’s Impact on the City

Between 1976 and 1979, Bowie lived in the city, a period known fondly as ‘the Berlin years’, where the city played a significant role in his career, inspiring his work and impacting him personally in a magical way. In late 2018 I ventured through the streets of Schöneberg, and I stumbled upon Hauptstraße 155, the…

Citadel Music Festival: A Must-Attend Summer Event for Music Lovers

Dates and Tickets Summer Schedule The Citadel Music Festival takes place during the summer months, typically from June to September. This year’s festival features an exciting lineup of artists and bands performing on various dates within this period. For instance, in June 2023, attendees can look forward to performances by The War On Drugs, Element…