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Slave to History

From Thomas Jefferson's empty words to Martin Luther King's dream


Fifty years ago today, Martin Luther King Jr. made his historic I Have A Dream speech
Fifty years ago today, Martin Luther King Jr. gave new meaning to the Declaration of Independence. But why wasn't Thomas Jefferson himself able to? Steven Lee Beeber on the founding father's views as a slave owner and the ambivalence of a divided nation.                            


The Gaslamp Killer / Jeremiah Jae

Keep It Surreal!



Has hip hop entered its Summer of Love? If the scene around LA’s Brainfeeder label – with producers such as The Gaslamp Killer and Jeremiah Jae – is any indication, 2012 has become 1967, much as 6 once became 9.                            


Liberation Technologies

Daniel Miller & Patrick O’Neill of Mute on their new label



Mute-founder Daniel Miller together with Patrick O'Neill initiates a new label: Liberation Technologies  wants to shine through especially elaborate and selected records. Following Mute's long tradition, it will focus on electronic dance music with the first release coming from a young and versed artist - Laurel Halo. Talking to spex.de Miller and O'Neill explain the new project.                            


Vorspiel for Blondie

Talking music history with Debbie Harry and Chris Stein

Text: , Ralf Krämer


In the wake of their new album Panic Of Girls' release, BLONDIE members Deborah Harry, the »Godmother of New Wave«, and her ex-partner Chris Stein sit down with us to talk fake French, the Muppet Show and the role of the drums in jazz.                            


Vorspiel for David Guetta

»Since I’ve become an artist my mother is proud of me«

Text: , Ralf Krämer


»DAVID GUETTA has taught the thugs and bitches in the black R&B and hip hop clubs how to rave«. Topping the charts in ten different countries at the same time and collaborating with people like TimbalandKelis and Snoop Dogg, the Frenchman has based his DJ and production career on influences as Giorgio Moroder, Daft Punk or early Chicago house records. Time to talk about music with him.                            

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    La Roux Trouble In Paradise

    KW 29 (18.07.)

    La Roux Trouble In Paradise (Albumsampler)
    To Rococo Rot Instrument
    Luluc Passerby
    Hollerado White Paint
    King Creosote From Scotland With Love
    The Ramona Flowers Dismantle And Rebuild
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    Dakota Suite & Quentin Sirjacq There Is Calm To Be Done
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    WIZO Punk gibt's nicht umsonst! (Teil III)

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