The Sound of Cologne

Timetravel into the heartland of electronic music: A journey through the history of electronic music from Cologne – from the 50ies until today.

The film follows the roots of inventing new music from the WDR’s Electronic Studio, Stockhausen, CAN, via Kompakt, A-Musik until the vivid and very diverse club scene of today. With artists such as Irmin Schmidt, Jaki Liebezeit and Holger Czukay of CAN, Mouse on Mars, Gregor Schwellenbach, Niobe, Wolfgang Voigt, Michael Mayer, Barnt, Lena Willickens, Fr. Reichert – a mesmerizing portrait of a city where each and everyone is somehow interconnected: Direct lines of inspiration can be drawn over several decades and different music scenes are actually closely linked by influential clubs, labels and record stores.

Immerse yourself into the inextricable relationship between electronic music and Cologne’s soundscape and architecture.

Nightclubbing: The Birth of Punk Rock in NYC

“Nightclubbing: The Birth of Punk Rock in NYC” is the first-ever documentary about the renowned New York City nightclub Max’s Kansas City (1965-1981) which had an indelible impact on the worlds of music, fashion, art, culture and the creaOon of the city’s Punk Rock scene.

The film features rare footage of Iggy & The Stooges, New York Dolls, Sid Vicious and Wayne / Jayne County as well as classic footage from Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers.

Who Killed the KLF?

“Who Killed the KLF?” uses previously unheard tapes to explore the rise and fall of the KLF in the 1980s
and 1990s, touching upon themes that perfectly capture the 21st century zeitgeist.

God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines

‘God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines’ is the story behind one of Detroit’s great contributions to world culture: Techno, the electronic-music phenomenon created by black artists in the 1980s that transformed dance music internationally and blossomed into the multibillion-dollar industry of EDM today.