Think German music and naturally thoughts turn to Kraftwerk, Can, NEU!, Tangerine Dream and so on. Deutch Amerikanische Freundschaft are often overlooked.
Coming after Kraftwerk, DAF started post-punk and quickly veered towards techno. A new box set, Das Ist DAF which covers the four albums released between 1980 and 1982, tracks this rapid progression as they became continental Europe’s techno touchstone.
As an accompaniment to the box set release, Grönland Records have also put out a remix of the track Als Wärs Das Letzte Mal – which appears on the Alles Ist Gut album – by Berlin producer Boys Noize, aka Alexander Ridha, which brings the 1981 track bang up to date.