As if we needed any more proof that music is going places it has never gone before, here comes MEUTE, a German marching band playing techno! Yes, you read it right – techno.
The ensemble of eleven musicians from Hamburg have been taking the World by storm with their impromptu street performances since 2015. With growing popularity and interest from fans, the band started recording their renditions of some of the most popular electronic and house music hits. They released their first full length album “Live in Paris” earlier this year.
The group, reminiscent of a traditional marching band, is complete with brass instruments, drums, and matching red jackets. Yet, there is absolutely nothing traditional about their sound. Here is what the band says about their music: “… The archaic conglomerate of brass and drums creates a new genre by combining hypnotic driving techno and expressive brass band music. MEUTE detaches electronic music from the dj desk and evolves the thrust of energy on stage or directly in the crowd. Be it on the streets or in the club, with or without electricity – MEUTE runs!”
MEUTE has been selling out shows all around the globe, and they recently started the American leg of the tour with shows in New York, Boston, and San Francisco, just to name a few.
Fingers crossed one day they can hit the streets of PDX. No doubt they would fit right in!
Here are a few clips for you to enjoy!
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