- 6 years ago
Playing tracks by
M.up & Kassem Mosse, Kassem Mosse, Daniel Stefanik, Lowtec, Matthias Tanzmann & Daniel Stefanik and more.
Two of Leipzig's most prominent electronic music artists, Kassem Mosse and Daniel Stefanik, introduce their home-town in this week's edition of our City Focus podcast.
Composers like Bach, Wagner, and Mendelssohn Bartholdy made Leipzig one of Europe's musical centres during the 19th century, and after the German reunification in 1990 a new generation of artists was eager to resume this tradition.
Leipzig's Distillery opened its doors in 1992 as the first East German techno club outside of Berlin, bringing the sounds of Detroit, Chicago and London to a city hungry for new music.
A bustling and heterogeneous scene of clubs, record shops, DJs, producers and labels developed in Leipzig from the 1990s on. Hard techno enjoyed a lasting popularity with venues such as Opera, Basis, and Club 1040, whereas artists like Maus & Stolle, Marlow, and Frankman introduced a deepness derived from Detroit and nu-jazz into their productions and sets.