Throwing it way back to 1981, it's time to show some love to Kraftwerk, one of the first groups to ever popularize electronic music. The German electronic music band was formed in the 70s by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider, trailblazers who paved the path for electronic music to develop into what it is today. "Computer Love" the single from their revolutionary album Computer World and reminds us why their sound has been influencing many genres of music for generations. Synthpop and electro were forever changed when this track was released in back in July of 1981, turning EDM into more than just an avant-garde, experimental genre. I grew up hearing Kraftwerk's signature sound that for the first time combined hypnotic repetitive rhythms and intoxicating melodies using strictly electronic instrumentation. "Computer Love" was the first electronic song that I ever fell in love with and will always be one of my favorites.
By Eastan Croson