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Forty years of New Order’s Blue Monday: who inspired it and who it inspired
The Mancunians spliced Donna Summer with Ennio Morricone to make a futurist dance smash – and ended up influencing Rihanna, Pet Shop Boys and Detroit techno

Alexis Petridis

07, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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From Bowie to Beyoncé: the gateway albums to get into the greatest artists
Keen to explore an artist’s oeuvre but overwhelmed by choice in today’s stream-heavy world? Fear not: from Joni to Fela, Madonna to Miles, our critics tell you which album to begin with

Guardian writers

19, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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‘Grace Jones was in a state’: legendary producer Trevor Horn relives his mega-hits
From Frankie Goes to Hollywood to Grace Jones, ABC and Tatu, he gave pop some of its greatest, most forward-looking moments. He also sang for prog rockers Yes. The trailblazing knob-twiddler recalls his best – and worst – decisions

Alexis Petridis

24, Oct, 2022 @4:09 PM

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Green Man festival review – the absurd, the wonderful and the otherworldly
From the magisterial glam rock of Yves Tumor to the comedy surf-pop of Melin Melyn, Green Man froths with positivity and subversion

Sophie Walker

22, Aug, 2022 @2:28 PM

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Karl Bartos: ‘Kraftwerk turned into the dehumanisation of music’
As the band’s drummer he co-created some of history’s greatest albums – but then the machines took over. As he publishes his memoir he explains how their computer world crashed

Daniel Dylan Wray

03, Aug, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Berlin Krautrock exhibition celebrates groundbreaking genre
Posters of Kraftwerk, Neu! and Can span movement’s roots in the counterculture scene of 1968

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

21, Mar, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Peter Zinovieff, British composer and synth pioneer, dies aged 88
The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Kraftwerk all used Zinovieff’s EMS synthesisers

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

26, Jun, 2021 @11:13 AM

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The Guardian view on Europe by train: virtue signalling | Editorial
Editorial: A continent-wide rail renaissance can play a vital part in the battle to meet net zero climate targets


02, Feb, 2021 @6:48 PM

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From finger painting to ice-cold perfume: this week’s fashion trends
What’s hot and what’s not in fashion this week

31, Jul, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Electronic at the Design Museum review – a sweaty rave paradise lost
From squat synthesisers to a gyrating cube, a new exhibition dedicated to dance music culture poignantly brings the spirit of communal celebration to a museum

Dorian Lynskey

28, Jul, 2020 @3:33 PM

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'Keep the dist-dance': Design Museum reopens with electronic music exhibition
Musicians from Daphne Oram to Chemical Brothers feature in a show organised under coronavirus restrictions

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

28, Jul, 2020 @2:40 PM

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Kraftwerk, Tribal Gathering 1997: past, present and future become one
The German electronic music pioneers’ first festival set was a pivotal moment, one that showed just how profound their influence was while acknowledging their influences

Jude Rogers

27, Jul, 2020 @10:00 AM

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