Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft are pioneers of German electronic music. When they formed in Düsseldorf in 1978, DAF were a five-piece punk group, eventually developing into their most-mythologised formation, a duo of Gabriel Delgado-López and Robert Görl. Where other German electronic icons like Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream were far more precise and cerebral in their approach, DAF’s albums were far more physical, hedonistic, and pleasure-focused than anything produced before, with militaristic drum-march rhythms, visceral synthesiser basslines, and lyrics satirising totalitarian imagery.
D.A.F.‘s new boxset DAS IST DAF collects many of the band’s classic, 1980s-era albums alongside a handful of remixes and new songs. Check out their brand new video after the jump!