Deichkind

Deichkind

What the name means: kid from the dyke
Where they come from: Hamburg
What it sounds like: Over-the-top techno rap with pumping beats and dirty synthesizers.
What it’s all about: They are actually one of Germany’s most popular live bands at the moment, usually playing as headliner in front of thousands of people. Their songs are highly ironic socio-critical exaggerations about society’s decline (á la ‘work sucks’, ‘partying is awesome’). Their shows are theatrical extravaganzas, almost like a musical. They rap about affrays and boredom and make the masses go nuts. Some followers are really just dumb, others see the satirical aspect while the band stopped taking it seriously years ago. A new album arrives next spring. Yippie-Yippie-Yeah!