Haroon Al-Qahtani Presents: The Kraftwerk Über Mix
A 41 minute mix of songs from the most influential group of musicians in modern music, Germany's Kraftwerk (literally, power station). Their contributions laid the foundations for modern dance, pop, and hip-hop. While electronic instruments were used in music before the emergence of Düsseldorf's synthesized quartet, Kraftwerk mixed it with pop and rock sensibilities, making the niche genre easily accessible by the mainstream. The group was not without their eccentricities. Nearly 40 years after their debut album little is actually known about the group and visitors to their secretive Kling Klag studios are rarely welcomed.
Kraftwerk's philosophy of man versus machine in the creation of music would later be cited by Techno father Derrick May as an inspiration, and certainly affected the sound of Hip-Hop. Most notably "Trans Europe Express" and "Numbers" formed the basis of "Planet Rock;" "The Man Machine" has been sampled numerous times, from the Fearless 4 to MC Lyte, to Jay-Z.
It should also be noted that Kraftwerk's songs often contained subtle social messages as evidenced in "The Robots," "Radioactivity," "Computer World," and many others.
1) Hello 2) Music Non Stop 3) Trans Europe Express 4) Boing Boom Tschak 5) The Robots 6) It's More Fun To Compute 7) Home Computer 8) Numbers 9) The Model 10) Computer World 11) Interlude 12) Showroom Dummies 13) Tour De France 14) Sex Object 15) Computer Love 16) Goodbye
Some very important tracks have been omitted such as "Radioactivity," "Autobahn," and "Man Machine" -- just to name a few.