By the mid 1970’s Kraftwerk had achieved international recognition for their revolutionary electronic‚ sound scapes and their musical experimentation with robotics and other technical innovations. With their visions of the future, Kraftwerk created the soundtrack for the digital age of the 21st century.
Their compositions, using innovative techniques, synthetic voices and computerised rhythms, have had a major international influence across an entire range of music genres: from Electro to Hip Hop, from Techno to SynthPop.In their live performances, Kraftwerk -Ralf Hütter, Henning Schmitz, Fritz Hilpert, Falk Grieffenhagen- illustrate their belief in the respective contributions of both man and machine.
In 2014 Ralf Hütter and his former partner were honoured with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. In January 2018 Kraftwerk won a Grammy (best dance/electronic album) for “3-D The Catalogue,” a high-tech recreation of their back albums.