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PopXport: The German Music Magazine

Radio silence: Dance-music act Cascada is back. Industrial band Einstürzende Neubauten shakes up the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg. And Canadian band Profaner tear up the Wacken Metal Battle.

Cascada shows new signs of life

The Bonn-based dance act Cascada, featuring lead singer Natalie Horler, has sold about 30-million records worldwide -- .It was quiet for a while, but now they're back with a new single called "Run."


Einstürzende Neubauten in a concert hall

Scrap metal and hardware store accessories instead of violins and bassoons. The industrial pioneers took over the new Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg and really brought the house down. 


Profaner - Metal Maniacs from Canada

Nearly 30 up-and-coming bands fought it out at the Metal Battle in Wacken. In the end, it all came down to five. The Canadian group Profaner ended up in second place overall. 


HIT-Clip: Antilopen Gang - "Pizza"
These rappers from Düsseldorf have made a name for themselves with their socially critical songs -- and now their new album "Anarchie und Alltag," which includes the track "Pizza," has made it to the top of the charts. 


TIPP-Clip: Malky - "Theodore"

Critics are raving about the Berlin soul-pop duo Malky, and the beautiful melodies of their songs. 
The band's latest video was shot at a bullfighting school in Portugal. 


KULT-Clip: Jan Wayne - "Because the Night" (2002)
15 years ago, German DJ Jan Wayne released a techno version of "Because the Night" - which had been a hit for American singer Patti Smith in 1978. Wayne's version made it into the top 5 in four different countries, and also sold well in Britain.