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PopXport

PopXport – The German Music Magazine

Discrimination: Rapper Samy Deluxe talks about racism. Profile: the Cologne DJ duo Blank & Jones talk about their long career. In Wacken: South Africa’s "Zombies ate my Girlfriend" at the world’s biggest metal festival.

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Rapper Samy Deluxe talks about racism

Samy Deluxe encountered racism at an early age due to the color of his skin. The rapper from northern Germany talks about his experiences in the documentary “Afro.Germany,” this weekend on DW.

 

Blank & Jones: The Cologne DJ duo is back

Whether club music or lounge music, since the 1990s, Blank & Jones have reliably filled dance floors around the world. The two DJs have even appeared at Cologne Cathedral. Two new albums in 2017.

 

Win in Wacken: "Zombies ate my Girlfriend"

Every metal band dreams of playing the Wacken Festival. South Africa’s "Zombies ate my Girlfriend" went one better: the five musicians came out on top at the Wacken Metal Battle, ahead of young acts from around the world.

 

HIT: Fury in the Slaughterhouse – Dance on the Frontline

The rock band Fury in the Slaughterhouse called it quits in 2008. But just in time for their 30-year anniversary, the Hanoverians are back with their “Ultimate Best of Collection.” And it’s landed in the number three spot in the German charts.

 

TIP: Mighty Oaks – Be With You Always

The members of Mighty Oaks are from England, Italy, and the United States – but they came together in Berlin. Following their successful debut album, “Howl,” and a worldwide tour, the three folk-poppers are back with their second album, “Dreamers.”

 

CLASSIC: Baccara – Yes Sir, I Can Boogie (1977)

A global disco-era hit from Germany: as Baccara, the two Spanish singers Mayte Mateos and María Mediola had international hits in the 1970s. “Yes Sir, I Can Boogie” is one of the biggest-selling singles ever, with some 18 million copies sold.