Nite Jewel on Kraftwerk's "Computer World"

Nite Jewel on Kraftwerk's "Computer World"


Guest: Nite Jewel

The album: Kraftwerk: Computer World (1981)

When we invited L.A.'s own Nite Jewel to join us, it probably shouldn't have been a surprise that she picked Kraftwerk's Computer World; after all, she's toured the world performing the album. In sitting down with us, NJ (aka Ramona Gonzalez) broke down how she first became obsessed with the album, walking the streets of Berkeley, thinking about German philosophy (no, really!) and why the LP is such a masterpiece of fusing a variety of musical elements all colliding in the early 1980s.

More on Computer World

How the album invented "computer funk" (Rolling Stone) The "sampling legacy" of the album (The Vinyl Factory) DJ Food's appreciation (Clash Music)

More on Nite Jewel

Nite Jewel on performing Computer World (Pitchfork) 2017 interview (Bandcamp) Interview with KALX (aka the best college radio station out there, according to O.W.) Website | Facebook | Twitter

Show Tracklisting (all songs from Computer World unless indicated otherwise):

”Computer Love” Nite Jewel: Real High “2 Good 2 Be True” Roger Troutman: The New Zapp IV U “Computer Love” ”The Dance” Derrick May: “The Dance” Moodyman: Forevernevermore “(logo)” The Egyptian Lover: Electro Pharaoh “Electro Pharaoh“ 20 Fingers: 20 Fingers “Short Dick Man” Afro-Rican: “Give It All You Got” ”It’s More Fun To Compute” ”Numbers” ”Artificial Intelligence” ”Home Computer” ”Pocket Calculator”

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