Kraftwerk changed my life: 20 artists pick their favourite Kraftwerk records of all time






Maxmillion Dunbar

Initially best known as the man behind label Future Times, Beautiful Swimmer Maxmillion Dunbar properly arrived as a producer in his own right in 2013 with the superb House Of Woo, that ticks all those sumptuous non-boxes between oddball house and machine funk. More recently he’s had us drooling over his liquid EP for Trilogy Tapes Drizzling Glass and we’re also chuffed to bits he’s plumped for Electric Cafe

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Electric Cafe

(EMI, 1986)

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If I had to pick a favourite LP of theirs, I gotta go with Electric Cafe, because of that moment (among many others) when the strings come in for the first time in ‘Techno Pop’ and the part with the “ah-ah-ah-ah-AAAaaaahhh” during the industrial beatdown part. It’s so simple, and sickeningly dope. I like how the whole LP flows too, repeating itself and completely melting all the songs together. Oh, and of course, yea, it has ‘Telephone Call’, the sweetest oddball romantic shit ever!

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