On may 6th, 2020 Florian Schneider, together with Ralf Hütter founder of the band Kraftwerk, died at the age of 73. Schneider left Kraftwerk in 2008 and has maintained a low profile since.
Schneider will forever be the forefather of electronic music. Early hiphop, house and techno artists were heavily inspired and influenced by Kraftwerk. As a child, the first pop song I really liked was Kraftwerk’s ‘The Model’ from 1982. Kraftwerk defined my taste for electronic music since then.
I have always been a big fan of the music of Kraftwerk. So with the sad news of the passing of Florian Schneider, I had to try to put some iconic songs together, blended with a couple of quotes of him, from one of the rare interviews he gave in his life.
When I wanted to upload the mix to Mixcloud, it was denied for unknown reasons. Sharing music online is increasingly limited and controlled nowadays. Meanwhile, I have never abandoned the compact disc. Music on cd still sounds much better than on the music platforms we are all used to. So, from now, I will also share my music on cd. And for the record: For free!
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