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PopXport: the German Music Magazine

PopXport celebrates its 500th edition – and we'll be looking back at some of the many highlights. Plus: the new album from soul queen Y'akoto, the ten best pop songs that feature an oboe, the Kelly Family, and lots more!

PopXport celebrates its 500th show 
A premiere party with Rammstein, theme music by Paul van Dyk, and an entire show from Wacken Open Air. PopXport looks back at the best of our 500 shows to date.


Musicians congratulate PopXport
Rammstein, Tokio Hotel, Scooter, Cascada, Scorpions and other German bands congratulate PopXport on its 500th show – with birthday greetings and a little song or two to mark the occasion. 

Y’akoto – Soul music from Hamburg
Y'akoto was born in Hamburg, and grew up in Africa. She calls her distinctive sound "Afro-Soul." She's already had two Top 20 albums, and we'll be talking to the singer about her new album "Mermaid Blues."

Ten great pop songs that feature an oboe
The 2017 instrument of the year is the oboe. Most people think of it as a classical instrument – but it's also brightened up a lot of pop songs. We present the ten best tracks that feature an oboe. 


HIT: The Kelly Family - "Nanana"
This multigenerational folk group with Irish-American roots sold millions of records in the 1990s. After the family patriarch Daniel died in 2002, the band split into different sub-groups. But they've just released a new album called "We Got Love” – which promptly topped the charts in Germany.

TIP: Claire - "Friendly Fire"
Munich electro-pop outfit Claire have just put out their second album, called "Tides." The video for the track "Friendly Fire" portrays a mysterious disco romance involving two women.