THE legendary DJ Food is visiting the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis this week to present a show that takes German band Kraftwerk’s various eras, looks, and line ups and combines them into a 90-minute collage of electro and techno – a visual history of the groundbreaking electronic group.
Kraftwerk is a German band formed in Düsseldorf in 1970 by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider.
Widely considered as innovators and pioneers of electronic music, they were among the first successful acts to popularise the genre, with albums such as ‘Autobahn’ (1974), ‘Trans-Europe Express’ (1977), and ‘The Man-Machine ‘(1978) – often described as “robot pop”.
From 1995’s ‘Recipe For Disaster’ onwards, DJ Food has mixed hundreds of hours for his celebrated compilations, ‘Now Listen!’ is one of his most famous records.
Rescoring The Monkees’ cult classic film ‘Head’ on turntables or inviting Paul Morley to narrate a history of cut and paste music on his ‘Raiding the 20th Century’ mix are just two examples of personal projects he created during the 2000s.
In tandem he has enjoyed a career as chief designer for pioneering record label Ninja Tune since the early 90s, running parallel with his music making. In 2010 he was responsible for the look and design of the Ninja Tune releases that celebrated 20 years of the label.
Local Bridport DJ James Baker provides support at this gig on Friday, August 2. The bar will open at 7pm for an 8pm start.
Tickets cost £15 in advance or £17 on the door, with 10% discount for theatre members. To book, call 01297 442138 or visit www.marinetheatre.com