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World’s most influential band

Sampled by hundreds of artists, from Madonna to R.E.M, from Missy Elliott to Fergie, German group Kraftwerk’s beats laid the foundations for club music: hip-hop, synth-pop, techno and house

By Jude Rogers  /  The Guardian, LONDON

Hutter also took a tour of the Tate last year, Wood adds. It was a busy day and he made no effort to hide. Nobody ran to shake his hand or even noticed his presence. It’s because Kraftwerk is about much more than one man. The robots have become part of our music and we have, very happily, become part of their machine.

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