Germany: the superlative sounds of the FIFA world champion

(Mühlendamm sobre el río Spree, Berlín. Imagen: Erasmusu)


 

 

Since this model country has also a majestic musical history, it’s been a hard work to choose twenty-five of its most representative tunes,  beyond dates and going from nu jazz to trance atmospheres, including one of the #BestTracksOf2018 (Nº 13): ‘Camomile’ by the fantastic shoegazers  from Regensburg, Swirpool.

Which songs were created in Germany and listened to worldwide between the Mexico 1970 and (West) Germany 1974 FIFA World Cups? Before and after Italia 1990? During South Korea & Japan 2002? In between Germany 2006, South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014? And some days before Russia 2018 starts?

Willkommen!

Let’s start with, maybe, one of the most important tunes of the Krautrock (Kosmische Musik) era:

1) ‘Hallogallo’ (1972) – NEU!

 


And now, one of the danceable hymns of the new wave epoque by this quintet from Münster:

2) ‘Dance With Me’ (1986) – Alphaville

 


Another famous new wave act -from Hamburg- with its greatest hit:

3) ‘Matador’ (1987) – Xmal Deutschland

 


It’s turn of one of the renowned synth-pop bands, from Bietigheim-Bissingen:

4) ‘Love Is A Shield’ (1989) – Camouflage

 


And one of the solid world music projects in a very beautiful video:

5) ‘Return To Innocence’ (1993) – Enigma

 


From perhaps the best work of this great house producer & DJ:

6) ‘Coração Tambor’ (2000) – Ian Pooley

 


The Munich-based experimental / electropop trio and a superb tune:

7) ‘Middle Curse’ (2001) – Lali Puna

 


Now, one of the most famous German electronic producers:

8) ‘Dream Of You’ (2001) – Schiller featuring Heppner, voice of Wolfsheim

 


From Freiberg, another prolific and elegant electronic producer:

9) ‘Hold You’ (2002) – ATB

 


This collective plays exquisite nu jazz, lounge & chill out sounds:

10) ‘Early Daiquiris’ (2002) – Club Des Belugas

 


Also a fine jazztronica (nu jazz) act, absolutely recommended:

11) ‘Soon’ (2002) – Jazzanova featuring Vikter Duplaix

 


One of the representatives of an hypnotic tech house:

12) ‘Life Is Just A Timeless Motion’ (2002) – The Timewriter

 


Another exquisite electronic collective, from Regensburg:

13) ‘Breakin’ Sushi’ (2003) – Moodorama

 


It’s time to fly with this perfectly conceived ambient tune:

14) ‘Monday Paracetamol’ (2003) – Ulrich Schnauss

 


Now, a delightful und piece from Berlin:

15) ‘Melancholisch Schön’ (2005) – 2raumwohnung

 


Please welcome another ethereal and essential song to orbit…

16) ‘Kleine Träumerei’ (2005) – Moca

 


Wanna know what’s EBM? Here’s your answer…

17) ‘Military Fashion Show’ (2006) – And One

 


The electro house duo from Hamburg wants us to dance too:

18) ‘Pogo’ (2007) – Digitalism

 


Now, time to float and chill:

19) ‘Beautiful Day’ (2007) – Jazzamor

 


Remember them? Sensual & sultry trance

20) ‘White Lies’ (2007) – Paul van Dyk featuring Jessica Sutta

 


The silky duo creates only chillout gems to sail… forever:

21) ‘Happiness’ (2012) – Blank & Jones featuring Cathy Battistessa

 


Surrounding guitars + mesmerizing voices = Shoegazing, also one of the #BestTracksOf2014 (Nº 33):

22) ‘Stay’ (2014) – Seasurfer

 


Another electronic / trance maestro to dance with:

23) ‘Destiny’ (2015) – Markus Schulz featuring Delacey

 


It’s called Intelligent Dance Music… and loved it when played Lima:

24) ‘Running’ (2016) – Moderat

 


And finally, a powerful & one of the #BestTracksOf2017 (Nº 3):

25) ‘Intimität’ (2017) – Candelilla

 


the bonus track

‘Stella’ (1992) – Jam & Spoon

 


Which songs did you like most? Which ones would you add?

Also enjoy these and much more tunes in our eclectic Spotify playlists:

 

Next 25 artists:  ARGENTINA, AUSTRALIA, FRANCE & SPAIN

 




 

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