2014, Thu, May 08

Polka Trax

Wolfgang Voigt

Stupid Music (Doofe Musik) | Wolfgang Voigt | Photo: Promo

Stupid Music (Doofe Musik) | Wolfgang Voigt | Photo: Promo

More than 150 years after its initial global triumph, the polka rhythm is making a clandestine comeback in Central European party culture thanks to the success of “Balkan techno” hybrids.

Wolfgang Voigt, who has previously used techno music as the point of departure for a number of journeys into specifically German sensitivities and soundscapes (compare the Gas albums “Zauberberg” and “Königsforst”), anticipated this development as early as 1996 with his EP “Polka Trax” (Warp Records).