Analyzing Kraftwerk's Beats

US Captain Pikant explores classic drum tracks      25/04/23

Captain Pikant's latest video takes a look at the drum tracks of Kraftwerk - often unique in style and simplicity. He covers such tracks as Autobahn, Radioactivity, The Model, and more, in search of what makes them tick, as well as the stories behind their creation. Many of them are recreated and explained using his hardware collection. Here's more: 

The evolution of electronic music like Hip-Hop and Techno can be directly traced back to one common ancestor: Kraftwerk. Join us on a journey through their best albums as we analyze the beats behind the minimalistic masterpieces.

Featured drum patterns (transcriptions available on Patreon):

Kraftwerk - Autobahn

Kraftwerk - Radioactivity (Radioaktivität)

Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express (Trans-Europa Express)

Kraftwerk - The Model (Das Model)

Kraftwerk - Spacelab

Kraftwerk - The Robots (Die Roboter)

Kraftwerk - Computer Love (Computerliebe)

Afrika Bambaata & The Soulsonic Force - Planet Rock

The Egyptian Lover - Egypt, Egypt


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About the author [midierror]: midierror makes nifty Max For Live devices, innovative music hardware, award winning sample packs and hosts a podcast speaking to people in the music world.

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