Kraftwerk Remixes album to get vinyl and CD release
By Classic Pop | February 10, 2022
Following its appearance on all streaming platforms in December 2020, the Kraftwerk Remixes compilation will be released on vinyl and CD by Parlophone Records on 25 March 2022.
Available on triple, heavyweight black vinyl LP, double CD and as a limited triple coloured vinyl edition (only available via the KlingKlang webstore and at the ‘Electro. From Kraftwerk To Techno’ Dusseldorf exhibition from 25th March).
The compilation showcases Kraftwerk’s immense influence on club and DJ culture, techno and all forms of electronic dance music. Featuring 19 official remixes, it collates Kraftwerk’s own 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 the inclusion of Non Stop alongside newly updated mixes 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.
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 and Hot Chip’s extended mix of La Forme.
Whilst 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 catalogue, and particularly a must-have for electro DJs.
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 20th August 2022.
The multimedia exhibition Electro – From Kraftwerk To Techno is currently hosting audiences in Kraftwerk’s native Dusseldorf and runs until May 22nd. Since its appearance in London at the Design Museum in 2019, the exhibition has now been expanded with Ralf Hütter contributing a selection of futuristic new images and graphic designs which perfectly illustrate that unique Kraftwerk vision.