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Electro wizard Apparat is a fixture of the Berlin club scene, but his solo work has increasingly departed from techno. In this edition of the podcast: Moody but moving excerpts from a 2013 concert centering on Tolstoy. (29.08.2014)
2014 is set to be his year, bringing a new album and a new sound. And while Gentleman has already conquered German charts with his blend of reggae, he's still the boy next door: modest and keen to talk to fans. (22.01.2014)
Heisskalt, which translates to Hot Cold, are one of Germany's most talked about newcomer bands. In their songs, they mix a raucous racket with more tender moments - tossing in a dash of social commentary along the way. (15.03.2013)
Which other singer can claim to have invented a figure of speech with their debut single? Tim Bendzko’s now-famous lyric "Nur noch kurz die Welt retten" (Just Quickly Save the World) has long since become a winged word. (04.01.2013)
It's hard to put your finger on just where Chupacabras are coming from. They mix and mash countless styles in their songs and have a penchant for switching from German to Spanish - sometimes mid-sentence. (07.12.2012)
Dillon's got the spirit of a singer-songwriter - no acoustic guitar necessary. She performs with an electronic musician, who provides a bit of a foil to her introspective melancholy. (16.11.2012)
The band Oh Napoleon stands out for clever arrangements and catchy melodies that you'll be glad to get stuck in your head. (13.08.2012)
Hellmut Hattler has been on stage for more than 40 years. His trademark is a white electric bass that he can play like no other. The musician's current project is an infectious mix of electronic, funk and pop. (05.04.2012)
They're said to have rung in German-language pop of the 21st century. Youthful fans and newspaper critics alike love them. With four albums under their belt, each concert is a surprise. (21.03.2012)
Singer Florian Ostertag writes songs that go straight to the heart. Melancholy and a whole lot of emotion are trademarks of his lyrics, and his love for detail can be heard in every note of his music. (14.03.2012)
The five musicians from Bavaria make their fans go wild with pretty melodies and their own distinct sound. And the band has a message. (04.01.2012)
DW welcomes the Alin Coen Band back to the podcast series, this time for a live performance from the c/o pop festival, where the full force of lead singer Alin Coen's lyrics was on display. (16.12.2011)
Singer Defne Şahin has long been part of the music scene in the German capital. She was born in Berlin to Turkish parents and grew up speaking both languages at home. (18.11.2011)
Berlin-based indie rockers Erik & Me returned with a second album, released in early 2011. Get to know the band's sound and how they come up with their catchy tunes in this podcast. (07.10.2011)
With his mop of messy hair and shy, unassuming manner, Philipp Poisel seems like any other boy next door with a guitar. But his unusual voice and knack for songwriting have sent him to the top of the German charts. (26.08.2011)
Max Prosa is a story-teller and an ardent poet, and he's convinced that a very special energy is created when playing the guitar - a spark which is infectious. (20.07.2011)
Somewhere between poet and singer, Hans Unstern's orchestral indie rock sound is like being along for a mixed-up roadtrip. And the lyrics could almost be the stuff of a seminar on German literature. (01.07.2011)
The Alin Coen Band makes music that's laid-back with a heavy dose of singer-songwriter introspection. Find out just why they're picking up fans all over the place in this edition of Clip. (27.05.2011)
The Berlin-meets-Vienna indie rockers Ja, Panik are back with a new album, and we take a look at the music that sent them into the spotlight. This is Ja, Panik in concert at the c/o Pop Festival in 2010. (29.04.2011)
They started out as a punk band from the far reaches of western Germany. Now, they've made it all the way from dingy basement concerts to a major label debut. Jupiter Jones plays melancholy music with a tough edge. (06.04.2011)
1000 Robota, but nope, they're not machines. They're flesh and blood, although not kin to electro-pioneers Kraftwerk. 1000 Robota play punk, post-punk, hardcore - with a cool, original sound and a 'let 'er rip' energy. (23.02.2011)
The members of The Bonny Situation lifted their band name from Quentin Tarantino's cult film "Pulp Fiction." The five musicians from Duisburg try to mix & match styles - everything from electronic to melancholy rock. (12.01.2011)
The singer/songwriter from Cologne is on the search for the perfect pop song. (30.12.2010)
Crossover projects are nothing new for the music industry. But a band from Munich has gone even further. They combine two genres that don't seem to fit together at all: rap and classic. And they make it work. (12.11.2010)
Guitar, bass, percussion, vocals. That's how simple and straightforward rock music can be. Meet the young Hamburg band Baby Benzin, which translates to Baby Gasoline, or Baby Petrol. (14.07.2010)
For great, straight-up pop music from Germany, look no further than Klee. The band is fronted by Suzie Kerstgens, famous for her musicianship and intelligent songwriting - in a style personal, intimate and authentic. (15.10.2010)
Stefan Hantel has many professions: DJ, musician, producer, label manager and impresario. But the man from the German state of Hesse is best known for his stage name 'Shantel' - the uncrowned king of Balkan-Pop. (29.09.2010)
They sound as if they were old-time Pink Floyd meeting up for drinks with The Police and coming up with the idea of recording a Muse album with a lot of echo. But they're The Intersphere and come from Mannheim. (11.08.2010)
Abel & Cain, having been professionally coached at the Popcamp, are ready to take their cool Britpop Made in Germany to an international audience. (16.06.2010)
In this podcast titled German Pop, Deutsche Welle introduces you to Luis und Laserpower - a band that can give a one-two punch to German hip-hop. (29.04.2010)
Electro wizard Apparat is a fixture of the Berlin club scene, but his solo work has increasingly departed from techno. In this edition of the podcast: Moody but moving excerpts from a 2013 concert centering on Tolstoy.
Whether you're into rap quartets or ethno-pop fairies, the German music scene has some creative new voices for you. Here is our selection of hot new albums made in Germany.
What's the secret to making it as a musician in Germany these days? Get lucky. (Some things never change.) But, as overnight star Tim Linde found out, a German-language text and regional folk style may help.
Each week our Arts.21 reporters scour Germany's cultural scene and present you with a selection of their best finds.