TRIPLE BLACK VINYL LP AND DOUBLE CD VERSIONS AVAILABLE ON MARCH 25 FROM PARLOPHONE RECORDS
Following its appearance on all streaming platforms in December 2020, the Kraftwerk Remixes compilation will be released on vinyl as a 3-LP set and as 2-CD set by Parlophone Records on March 25 and is available for pre-order now.
The compilation showcases Kraftwerk's immense influence on Club & DJ culture, techno, and all forms of electronic dance music. Featuring 19 official remixes, it collates Kraftwerk's remixes alongside contributions from some of the world's biggest DJs and producers, including François Kervorkian, William Orbit, Étienne de Crécy, Orbital, Underground Resistance, DJ Rolando, and Hot Chip. The remixes are taken from various Kraftwerk 12" singles, CD singles, and digital releases from 1991-2021.
The album also plays host to Kraftwerk's very latest Kling Klang studio output with "Non Stop" and remixes of "Home Computer" and "Tour De France (Etape 2)." "Non Stop" actually began life as a soundbite recorded for MTV in the 1980s, but in 2020, Kraftwerk took the original 30 second sound clip and then transformed it into a full eight-minute odyssey as it appears here.
Fans and collectors will be pleased to see the inclusion of the William Orbit Hardcore Mix of "Radioactivity," which was previously only available on the 1991 US 12". Other notable additions include DJ Rolando's reworking of "Expo 2000," Francois K's & Étienne de Crécy's remixes of "Aéro Dynamik," Kraftwerk's own remix of "The Robots' ('Robotnik')" and Hot Chip's extended mix of "La Forme." While all the featured remixes are available on streaming services, physical copies have long been out of print, so this triple vinyl and double CD release is a welcome addition to the Kraftwerk catalog and particularly a must-have for electro DJs.
It's significant that Remixes features some of the biggest DJs in the annals of club culture since the link between Kraftwerk and DJs has played an integral role in the band's legacy. The seeds of which were sown in New York one night in 1977 when, on a visit to an after-hours club, Kraftwerk founders Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider witnessed Afrika Bambaataa cut-up "Trans Europe Express" and "Metal On Metal" across two turntables, stretching it into a 20 minute extended mix that had America dancing on its feet. Then came "Planet Rock," and the rest is history...
Kraftwerk's creativity sees no stopping in 2022 as they take their multimedia 3-D show around the globe, including a 24 date North American tour and a co-headlining appearance with the Chemical Brothers at All Points East, London on Saturday, August 20 – see complete dates below.
The multimedia exhibition "Electro - From Kraftwerk To Techno" is currently hosting audiences in Kraftwerk's native Dusseldorf and runs until May 22. Since its appearance in London at the Design Museum in 2019, the exhibition has expanded with Ralf Hütter contributing a selection of futuristic new images and graphic designs that perfectly illustrate that unique Kraftwerk vision. Fans can find more info by going here: https://www.kunstpalast.de/electro.