Tagged: Germany

Adolf on speed

German writer Norman Ohler’s astonishing account of methamphetamine addiction in the Third Reich changes what we know about the second world war. His book: The Total Rush – or, to use its superior English title, Blitzed – which...

The story of the Nazi’s indestructible towers of death

Flak towers were eight complexes of large, above-ground, anti-aircraft gun blockhouse towers constructed by Nazi Germany in the cities of Berlin, Hamburg, and Vienna from 1940 onwards. Other cities that used flak towers included...

Wolfgang Voigt lecture at the Red Bull Music Academy

Two weeks ago, Wolfgang Voigt gave a lecture in his hometown of Cologne at the 20 years of Red Bull Music Academy. The Red Bull Music Academy is a global music institution committed to...

How Russia stopped the Blitzkrieg

In the first phase of World War II in Europe, Germany sought to avoid a long war. Germany’s strategy was to defeat its opponents in a series of short campaigns. Germany quickly overran much...

Listen to a mix recorded live by Surgeon at Tresor in 1998

In recent years, Surgeon has applied his techno pedigree to a number of fascinating side-projects. Alongside his incendiary live modular sets and hybrid DJ mixes, Anthony Child has been making ambient music inspired by...

Rausch

After the German electronic artist Wolfgang Voigt released, as GAS, his ambient masterpiece Pop in 2000, the German artist took a long sabbatical from the project. Before releasing the majestically disquiet Narkopop last year, Voigt spent 17 years co-running Kompakt Records...

1936 Olympics

Nazi Germany used the 1936 Olympic Games for propaganda purposes. The Nazis promoted an image of a new, strong, and united Germany while masking the regime’s targeting of Jews and Roma (Gypsies) as well...

We Call It Techno!

With techno now stronger than ever, the German scene is revered among the world’s most powerful and influential. It’s an ideal time to look back upon its cultural roots – in Berlin, Frankfurt, Cologne,...