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The Musicians Who Knew We'll Be Cyborgs Soon

How late-70s and early-80s electronic pop from Kraftwerk, Devo, and Young Marble Giants warned us of our post-human future.
Joe Bucciero
7.11.17
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Kraftwerk and Canyon Have Collaborated on the Most Techno Bike, Ever

The limited-edition bicycle will play a part in this year’s Tour de France.
Krystal Rodriguez
6.29.17
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Kraftwerk to Play Eight of Their Albums at Italy’s Club to Club Festival

The electronic music pioneers will take on eight shows in four days, with each performance dedicated to one album.
Krystal Rodriguez
5.19.17
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Kraftwerk Announce Audio/Visual Documentary, ‘3-D the Catalog’

If you can't see the pioneering electronic music group on tour, this is the next best thing.
Krystal Rodriguez
4.21.17
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Ellie Herring's House-Heavy "F150" Mix is a Rush of Blood to the Head

Hear an hour of music that inspired the Kentucky producer's 2016 EP 'What a Joy.'
THUMP Canada Staff
3.15.17
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Trumpwave and Fashwave Are Just the Latest Disturbing Examples of the Far-Right Appropriating Electronic Music

Producers are turning synthwave and vaporwave into fascist propaganda. But history is full of similar examples.
Penn Bullock and Eli Kerry
1.30.17
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The Man Who "Changed" His Name to Kraftwerk Had a Kraftwerk-Themed Wedding

It was, appropriately, a black-tie (and red shirt) affair.
Krystal Rodriguez
1.5.17
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Kraftwerk Will Perform in Buenos Aires Despite Ban on Electronic Shows

The group will play Luna Park Stadium on November 23.
Alexander Iadarola
11.14.16
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Kraftwerk’s Buenos Aires Show Canceled Due to Electronic Music Event Ban

Though not technically a “festival,” officials cited the band’s primary use of synthesizers.
Krystal Rodriguez
11.10.16
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How Did the Small German City of Dusseldorf Change Electronic Music Forever?

In conversation with musician and writer Rudi Esch.
Daniel Dylan Wray
10.13.16
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Solange Knowles Writes Powerful Essay After Hostile Incident at Kraftwerk Concert

Knowles reflected on a racially-charged incident in which a group of women threw food at her and her family.
Britt Julious
9.11.16
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Frank Ocean's List of Favorite Songs Includes Aphex Twin, Daft Punk, and Kraftwerk

He included the information in his 'Boys Don't Cry' zine.
Alexander Iadarola
8.23.16