German Electronic Music on a Rampage is a blog about the dubstep, techno, electro and all others genres that originated in Germany.
Every week I’ll update you on the latest tracks and mixes from those genres. Furthermore I’ll try to feature some lesser known German artists, who deserve more attention.
German Electronic Music on a Rampage is a blog about the dubstep, techno, electro and all others genres that originated in Germany. The blog serves as an information source for journalists, DJs, fans and producers from all over the world. In addition to reporting on the latest news from Germany’s electronic music scene, it also offers an exclusive interview with a German act once a week.
“German Electronic Music on a Rampage” was founded by the Goethe-Institut in autumn of 2011. Originally it was supposed to be merely one part of the Goethe-Institut’s online presence, but they quickly realized that their audience was much bigger and more diverse than they initially thought. Until today, the blog has been viewed over 100 000 times and receives 1 500 hits every month.
The purpose of “German Electronic Music on a Rampage” is to report on the German electronic music scene in English and make it more accessible to people all over the world. It is not only aimed towards musicians and experts, but also to people who have never heard of dubstep or techno before.
German Electronic Music on a Rampage
German electronic music has made a huge impact on the electronic music scene. Not only are there countless German DJs and producers, but many of the major players in the industry are from Germany. Some notable figures include Kraftwerk, Paul van Dyk, Sven Vath, Tiesto, ATB, Westbam and Ferry Corsten.
The birth of techno music began with the development of synthesizers and drum machines in Germany during the early 80’s. The first wave of German techno was led by bands such as Kraftwerk and Can that helped the sound develop and become popular.
There are many great German electronic music artists. Some are well known, others not so much. It’s hard to keep track of who is whom in the world of Electronic Music. This blog is here to give you a little help!
The first time I listened to Skrillex I was like “Hold on, this sounds familiar”. After listening to his remix of Benny Benassi’s ‘Cinema’ I just had to listen to some more of his stuff.
The genre of the song was Electro House – a genre that originated in Germany and France somewhere around 1998-2000. The German side of this genre is called “German Techno” or “German Trance”.
All electronic music lovers know that the German electronic music scene is a very comprehensive one. It is not only popular in its country of origin, but has also spread around the globe through many artists. In fact, techno and trance are just some of the genres that have been created by this nation.
Dubstep is a genre of music which originated in Germany in the early 1990s. It has since become one of the most popular genres of music in the world. This genre has now spread to almost every corner of the world. For instance, dubstep artists from Germany are now becoming more popular in America and other parts of Europe.
In order to understand why dubstep was such a popular genre, it is important to know how it started off with German electronic music. This genre evolved from techno and trance which were both extremely popular during their time. In fact, techno was actually invented by a group of German DJs who wanted to try something different than what they were used to doing at clubs or parties.
The first German electronic music artist to make an impact on the scene was DJ Bobo. This artist became known for creating dance tracks that had an ambient feel to them which was later adopted by many other artists such as DJ Shadow and The Chemical Brothers among others. The
Despite the broad diversity of electronic music, the genres which have been created in Germany are very distinctive. The most famous representative for German electronic music is Kraftwerk. They started their career in Duesseldorf and created an entirely new sound by combining a disco beat with synthesizers and electronics.
The first album (Autobahn) was released in 1974 and became a huge success. It was the first time that a song lasted longer than 20 minutes but still was on top of the charts (maximum length was 3:30 minutes). In addition to the unique sound the lyrics were also unusual. They were describing mundane topics such as driving on a motorway (Autobahn), having breakfast at work (The Model), or working as an office clerk (Computer Love).
Dubstep is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in South London, England. It emerged in the late 1990s as a development within a lineage of related styles such as 2-step garage, broken beat, drum and bass, jungle, dub and reggae. In the UK the origins of the genre can be traced back to the growth of the Jamaican sound system party scene in the early 1980s. The music generally features sparse, syncopated drum and percussion patterns with bass lines that contain prominent sub bass frequencies. The earliest dubstep releases date back to 1998 and were darker, more experimental, instrumental dub remixes of 2-step garage tracks attempting to incorporate elements of breakbeat, or jungle beats. In 2001, this and other strains of dark garage music began to be showcased and promoted at London’s night club Plastic People by the likes of DJ Hatcha.
At this time (early 2000s), it was known by various names including “dark garage”, “bassline”, “bassline techno” and “dub-tech”. By 2002 dubstep was being referred to as “grime”, although it continued to be called “dubstep” for a while; particularly by artists such as Horsepower Productions, who had helped shape its early development