Berlin & Techno Music

For the latest edition of the Real Scenes series of documentaries on electronic music and cities, RA and Bench go to one of the most special places for electronic music in the world: Berlin: When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, techno became the underground soundtrack to the reunion between East and West. In… Read More Berlin & Techno Music

Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Electronic Music Tips (For Aphex Twin, Plastikman & Others)

Back in 1995, classical composer and electronic music pioneer Karlheinz Stockhausen (22 August 1928 – 5 December 2007) took the time to give a listen to some then-current tracks by Aphex Twin, Plasticman, Scanner and Daniel Pemberton. While his comments are a few years old, they’re worth reading for his perspective. Stockhausen had these music… Read More Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Electronic Music Tips (For Aphex Twin, Plastikman & Others)

Musikmesse 2010

Musikmesse 2010 – the international music event is coming to Frankfurt am Main March 24-27. Musikmesse is the world’s biggest trade fair for musical instruments and music-making accessories: Around 79,000 visitors from the trade and industry, as well as music lovers, attended the last event in 2009 1,541 exhibitors from 51 countries in 2009 Five… Read More Musikmesse 2010

Falco’s Der Kommissar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w4Xulsjo5I This is the 80s-tastic video for Falco’s Der Kommissar, in its original 1981 German incarnation. Der Kommissar was an influential synthpop hit across Europe, and was released with English lyrics in 1982 by After The Fire, where it hit #5 on the charts. Falco died in 1998 at the age of 40, as the… Read More Falco’s Der Kommissar