Kraftwerk’s ‘Computer World’ at Disney Hall, bringing technopop to LA

Kraftwerk pre-showThe excitement and joy among Kraftwerk fans could be felt hours before the show. People were tweeting about the show, and street performers took the opportunity to express their love for Kraftwerk and Electronica. Below, a video of two guys outside Walt Disney Concert Hall playing electronica prior to the show.

The show started just a few minutes after 7:30 p.m with the 1981 album Computer World. Prior to the show, everyone in the audience were given a pair of 3-D glasses that had been nicely tucked in a yellow envelope. The cover of the envelope displayed the retro computer with the faces of the (original) band members on the computer screen.
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Kraftwerk’s debut performance in LA: opens Disney Hall gig with Autobahn & Radioactivity

Kraftwerk LiveIt has been nearly 4 months since I announced that Kraftwerk will be taking the center stage at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. And last night was their debut performance, which included ‘Autobahn’, followed by ‘Radioactivity’.

The first set started at 7:30 p.m. and offered the 1974 release of ‘Autobahn’ which was Kraftwerk’s debut album.

At 10:30 p.m., the quartet took the stage again to perform its second album ‘Radioactivity’ from 1975.

And I am glad to have tickets for the Thursday performance, at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday’s first performance will be ‘Computer World’, which is one of my absolute favorite albums that Kraftwerk has released. I have been impatient about this concert, and can’t wait to experience the surround-sound setup with the 3-D graphics interchanged with glimpses of retro art. The excruciating wait is ending soon.
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FREE DOWNLOAD: Chorda Bellum (Original Mix)

I am starting my MP3 giveaway with a Minimal track. Use coupon code CHORDA to download Chorda Bellum (Original Mix) for free (typically goes for $0.99). Keep an eye for more cool things (like raffles!) on my blog.

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Tube & Berger, Juliet Sikora remodeling 80’s electro funk classic ‘Set It Off’ into Deep House

Tube & Berger, Juliet SikoraWhenever I come across a kickass track, I put it on replay and start analyzing the heck out of it. And Tube & Berger‘s latest release ‘Set It Off’ is one of those hard-to-let-go tracks. It is a solid deep house track. It really defines deep house, and the development of electro funk and house music. I just have to preoccupy my mind with it. And I love doing that.

I have little knowledge about Juliet Sikora and her role in this track, but I recall her as a line-up DJ, and less of a producer. Her SoundCloud page has a bunch of collaborative tracks and a few DJ sets, but her skills as a producer has been a bit unknown to me. Well, till I heard ‘Set It Off’, which is a collaboration with the German duo Tube & Berger (Arndt Roerig and Marko Vidovic). They seem to have worked together on several other tracks. ‘Set It Off’ was released in late December 2013 on Kittball Records and has been rocking the deep house list on Beatport ever since.
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