year’s festival is a very rare U.S. appearance for Kraftwerk, marking
their first performance for Moogfest and their first time ever in North
Kraftwerk project was started in 1970 by Ralf Hütter andFlorian
Schneider at their Kling Klang Studio in Düsseldorf, Germany. Within a
few years Kraftwerk had achieved international recognition for their
revolutionary electronic "sound paintings" and musical
experimentation with tapes and synthesizers. With their visions of the
future, Kraftwerk created the soundtrack for the digital age. Their
compositions, using innovative looping techniques and computerized
rhythms, have had a major international influence
across an entire range of music genres, while their use of robotics and
technical innovations in their live performance illustrates Kraftwerk's
belief in the respective contributions of both man and machine in
creating art. In recognition of the quartet’s
boundary-pushing use of music technology Kraftwerk will be honored with
the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award in January 2014.
Their legacy is timeless and legendary, and their creativity will
continue to influence and inspire future generations.
Kraftwerk, Chic is closely linked to an important musical movement, and
has been recognized as a leader in electronic music production. Chic's
approach not only resulted in some of the finest dance singles of their
time, but also created a template for urban funk, dance-pop, and
hip-hop in the post-disco era, while Nile Rodgers remains a hugely
successful leading producer, composer and performer.
Moogfest 2014 musical talent announced includes the always ambitious
Baltimore pop usurper Dan Deacon, Brainfeeder producer The Gaslamp
Killer, deep house
luminary Sasha, salacious New York rapperLe1f, globe trotting disco and
soul funk duo Soul Clap, Animal Collective’s Avey Tare’s new
band Slasher Flicks featuring former members of Dirty
Projectors and Ponytail, and Chicago’s acclaimed producer Green Velvet.
Plus UK’s electronic shape shifters Darkstar’s third US appearance
and Art Department, the brainchild of Canadian techno/house legend Kenny
Glasgow and Jonny White, and more.
by night celebrates the most influential musical masterminds of the
21st century recognized for the evolution in their sound.