A Look at Modern German Jazz

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After years of having been the techno capital of the world, the city now embraces a much wider musical palette. Attracting a new generation of sonic adventurists, international jazz musicians as well as German talents. These highly skilled performers are searching for something new, merging different styles and influences. It's a fact: jazz no longer "smells funny." And after London and Los Angeles, Berlin is on its way to becoming a new hot spot for the next generation of jazz influenced musicians. Thanks to its free hedonistic spirit as well as a blossoming scene of new live clubs, festivals and happenings. This radio show showcases some of the most interesting artists on the new German scene to date. Yet while other new jazz movements are more influenced by hip hop and R&B, these young German "jazz" musicians have audibly steeped themselves in their own heritage: Krautrock and electronic music.


  • David Nesselhauf "Space Station" from Kraut Jazz Futurism (Kryptox) 2:19
  • Shake Stew "Shake The Dust" from Kraut Jazz Futurism (Kryptox)) 04:58
  • Karl Hector & The Malcouns "Orange Man" from Kraut Jazz Futurism (Kryptox))10:53
  • Stimming x Lambert "The Little Giant" from Kraut Jazz Futurism (Kryptox)13:50
  • Sissi Rada "Acrasian Beat" from Kraut Jazz Futurism (Kryptox17:54
  • C.A.R. "Dick Schaffrath" from Kraut Jazz Futurism (Kryptox) 21.05
  • Andromeda Mega Express Orchestra "J Schleia" from Kraut Jazz Futurism (Kryptox) 25:35
  • Oracles "That Was I from" Kraut Jazz Futurism (Kryptox)30:50
  • Onom Ogemo And The Disco Jumpers "Liquid Love" from Kraut Jazz Futurism (Kryptox) 36:54
  • Torben Unit "Free" (Get Your Self Together) from Kraut Jazz Futurism(Kryptox) 42:20
  • JJ Whitefield "14-08" from Kraut Jazz Futurism (Kryptox) 46:53
  • Niklas Wandt "Balanphontanz in drei SchÅben" from Kraut Jazz Futurism (Kryptox) 53:18
  • Ralph Heidel Homo Ludens "The Flood" from Kraut Jazz Futurism (Kryptox) 57:47
  • Keope "A Night In Bacalar" from Kraut Jazz Futurism (Kryptox) 108:51

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