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From Berlin with Love

120 minsFirst aired 13 Jun 2019
Teddy Guerreo

From post-punk to techno and all that falls between, it’s a sonic journey across Berlin through the ages.

On today’s special episode, we are tracking the story of music in Berlin from the late 1970s through the 1990s. Over the course of the last two years, we’ve had the opportunity to interview quite a few Berlin artists of different generations — on today’s show, we weave them into a narrative of how punk bled into techno, and examine the philosophical ideas informing Berlin’s music. You’ll find out about the geniale dilettanten, the birth of industrial, how punk morphed into techno, the rave scene after the Berlin Wall fell, the dawn of the Love Parade; we talk to musicians, promoters and authors, including Mark Reeder, Mona Mur, En Esch of KMFDM, Anja Huwe of X-mal Deutschland, Pierangelo Maset and Michael Hirsch of Exkurs, author Reinhard Kleist, Alec Empire, Thomas Fehlmann and Mijk Van Dijk.


Engineered by Ryan Woodhall
Produced by Sara Casella

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