Download USD 3. USD 5. Create Gift Voucher Add to Cart. More information coming soon. Read More. Wilke's father was a working-class socialist, himself the son of a radical activist who perished in the Nazi concentration camps of the Second World War.
Wilke grew up during the Cold War near the Berlin Wall , which he passed every day on his way to school. The frequent sight of patrol guards with guns influenced his outlook on life from an early age. At the age of ten, Wilke's love of rap led to a vogueing career on the streets of Berlin. He had played guitar since the age of eight which coupled with his politically charged upbringing eventually led him to punk music; he formed his first band, Die Kinder The Kids , at age twelve.
By sixteen, however, Wilke came to believe that the punk movement was "dead" though the anti-establishment punk attitude would figure significantly in his subsequent output. After leaving Die Kinder, he began listening to classical music and experimenting with electronic instruments. Known earlier in his career as LX Empire he produced a great deal of what he refers to as "faceless DJ music". Although Empire was a prolific producer and DJ at this time,  and made a comfortable enough living, he nevertheless saw the rave scene as decadent and selfish.
This angered him, as he and his friends lived in a city embroiled in politics, and the demise of communist-led governments had given rise to increased conservatism in Germany, whilst few people cared.
The German neo-Nazi movement had invaded the scene, declaring trance techno "true German music". Empire retaliated by utilising samples of s and s funk — a predominantly black style of music — in his solo work. In order to further spread the message, he gathered like-minded individuals Hanin Elias also a former punk and Carl Crack a Swazi MC to form a band. Atari Teenage Riot's sound was characterised by the use of breakbeats again sampled from funk and rap, but replayed at more than twice their original speeds , heavy guitar riffs , and the shouting of politically driven lyrics and slogans by the band members as well as sampled dialogue.
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