Christopher Taylor moved to Vienna from London, assumed the alias Sohn and began mixing singer-songwriter material with electronic beats – and scored a success. He took his ‘Tremors’ on a world tour.
The 28-year-old Swedish DJ had almost finished the album when he died in Oman last year in an apparent suicide. His family has announced their intention "not to keep the music locked away."
The legendary German group has always drawn from Russian art, even though they visit the country only sporadically. DW's Miodrag Soric reports on Kraftwerk's latest gig, which wasn't as groundbreaking as the band itself.
Kraftwerk expertly mixed an electronic sound with a human touch. Former member Karl Bartos tells DW how the unique ensemble wrote its music before computers went mainstream - and why cycling hurt their style.
Lannisters against the Starks, Baratheons versus Targaryens. Never heard these names before? If you want to catch up on "Game of Thrones" before the final season begins, here's a high-speed, spoiler-filled review.
One of the doyennes of crime writing is visiting the island of Usedom to read in a literary program with the title "Thinking of Germany." DW took the opportunity to ask the American author about her own thoughts.
Producing great music: two Chopin piano concertos are meticulously rearranged by Mikhail Pletnev and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra with the young Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov on the grand piano.
Provenance research attempts to track down the history of the possession of artworks. Many museums and other institutions attempt to tackle the challenge, but there's still a lot of work to do.
What started as an online student directory aimed at ranking women by their looks quickly grew into the world's most popular social media platform. But as DW's Courtney Tenz argues, we might be happier Facebook free.
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