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KRAFTWERK – EXPO 2000 – ABE DUQUE REMIXES 12″ – Nr MINT PROG ELECTRONICA

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Kraftwerk – Expo 2000
(Kraftwerk Records  2000  EXPO2000)

Vinyl in Nr MINT condition
(there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don’t affect the sound quality)
 

Kraftwerk (“power station”) is a German band formed in Düsseldorf in 1970 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider. Widely considered innovators and pioneers of electronic music, Kraftwerk were among the first successful acts to popularize the genre. The group began as part of West Germany’s experimental krautrock scene in the early 1970s before fully embracing electronic instrumentation, including synthesizers, drum machines, and vocoders. Wolfgang Flürjoined the band in 1974 and Karl Bartos in 1975, expanding the band to a quartet.

On commercially successful albums such as Autobahn (1974), Trans-Europe Express (1977), The Man-Machine (1978), and Computer World (1981), Kraftwerk developed a self-described “robot pop” style that combined electronic music with pop melodies, sparse arrangements, and repetitive rhythms, while adopting a stylized image including matching suits. Following the release of Electric Café (1986), Flür left the group in 1987, followed by Bartos in 1990. Founding member Schneider left in 2008.

The band’s work has influenced a diverse range of artists and many genres of modern music, including synth-pop, hip hop, post-punk, techno, house music, ambient, and club music. In 2014, the Recording Academy honoured Kraftwerk with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. They later won the Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronic Album with their live album 3-D The Catalogue (2017) at the 2018 ceremony. In 2021, Kraftwerk was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in the early influence category. As of 2022, the band continues to tour.

Expo 2000” is a song by Kraftwerk. It was originally an a cappella jingle commissioned for the Hannover Expo 2000 world’s fair in Germany, which was subsequently developed into longer pieces with music and additional lyrics. It was the group’s first commercial recording of new, original music since the release of the 1986 album Electric Café.

The Expo 2000 single was first released on CD and twelve-inch vinyl in December 1999 by EMI in Germany and in January 2000 elsewhere in Europe. It reached #27 in the UK singles chart in March 2000.

In November 2000, a collection of remixes was released, titled Expo Remix, featuring contributions from various producers, including long-term collaborator François Kevorkian, Orbital, and members of the Detroit techno collective Underground Resistance. Both releases were combined and issued on one CD by Astralwerks Records in the US and Canada in October 2001.

“Expo 2000” was later reworked to remove all Expo references and subsequently titled “Planet of Visions” (German: “Planet der Visionen”). This reworked version has been played live extensively on all Kraftwerk tours since. It is featured on the live releases Minimum-Maximum and 3-D The Catalogue. On the latter, it is featured as part of The Mix disc. The song can be heard in the 2001 Kollaboration 2001 viral video featuring Mike Song and David Elsewhere.

Tracklist

A   Expo 2000 5:31
B1   Expo 2000  5:52
B2   Expo 2000  5:36

Credits

  • Remix – Abe Duque

Notes

Three untitled remixes.

A side samples “House Of God” from DHS, “Public Enemy No. 1” from Robert Hood and “The Vineyard (Peter Ford Remix)” from Florence.

Weight 1.00000000 kg

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