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PopXport - The German Music Magazine

PopXport meets chart-stormers Glasperlenspiel and the inventors of Aerodrums, a percussion kit without drums. Plus: A portrait of Indie band Vimes. And we spin Deep House by Robin Schulz and Rap by Ali As.

In this edition:

Glasperlenspiel - The electropop duo on tour

For five years now, Glasperlenspiel has been turning out one dance hit after another. Carolin Niemczyk and Daniel Grunenberg are a team on stage and off, and they've already seen three albums go gold.

The pair started out modestly with Christian pop music.

Aerodrums – Drumming without drums

Aerodrums presents a musical revolution.

A high-speed camera registers the drummer's movements and a special computer program translates them into sound.

But can it take the place of real drums?

Vimes – Electronic Indie pop from Cologne

They made waves among netizens and toured South America as the opening act for Hot Chip. Then Azhar Syed and Julian Stetter spent the next three years putting together their debut album "Nights in Limbo."

On our Portrait, they explain why.

HIT: Ali As featuring Namika – "Square Dance"

Munich rapper Ali As is a veteran hip-hop artist. But it took three albums for him to make the leap into the German Top 10: "Euphoria" overcame number six.

For his single "Square Dance", Ali As partnered up with Soul singer Namika.

TIP: Robin Schulz featuring Akon – "Heatwave"

Robin Schulz has propelled countless newcomers to world fame with his Deep House feel.

Now the DJ and producer from Osnabrück has built on some cool sounds from star American R&B singer Akon for his single "Heatwave".

CLASSIC: Herbert Grönemeyer – "Mensch" (2002)

German rock singer Herbert Grönemeyer has just celebrated his 60th birthday. PopXport congratulates him by playing the title song from his best-selling album "Mensch" (2002). The LP sold nearly 4million copies.