Favorite club tracks 1985-2020
selected by : ANFISA LETYAGO • ANJA SCHNEIDER • ARJUN VAGALE • ATA • BLANCAH • CARL CRAIG CC:DISCO! • CHRIS LIEBING • CLAUDE VONSTROKE • DAX J • DUBFIRE • ECILO • GREGOR TRESHER • KAROTTE • KEN ISHII • KÖLSCH • KONSTANTIN SIBOLD LAURENT GARNIER • LUCIANO • MICHAEL BIBI • MISS KITTIN • PAN-POT • PAULA TEMPLE PURPLE DISCO MACHINE • RED AXES • ROGER SANCHEZ • SAM DIVINE • SAM PAGANINI SHANTI CELESTE • TIEFSCHWARZ • VICTOR RUIZ • MORE TBA...
Photographers : SIMON BURSTALL • SOPHIE GARCIA • DANIEL HERRMANN • SASCHA LÜÖND • KARL MAGEE • RACHEL MEGAWHAT • SOULLA PETROU • ERNST STRATMANN • WESLEY TRIBER SPECIAL INSTALLATION BY SANDRA MANN
The exhibition presents almost 50 milestones of electronic club music, selected by many of the most important DJs in electronic music. Over 100 internationally renowned DJs from 15 countries on almost every continent were invited to select their respective "MILESTONES - Favorite Club Tracks 1985-2020". The selectors determined their personal Top 20 of the most important tracks of electronic music, and those tracks that a whole series of DJs ranked among their favourites became the MILESTONES. These MILESTONES can be heard and experienced in the unique atmosphere of the MOMEM - Museum of modern electronic Music, somewhere between a club and a museum. Visitors have the exclusive opportunity to choose their own favourites among the MILESTONES on touch screens.
Photographers from around the world emphasize the vibe of the exhibition through their lense. Their work depicts people dancing from the early days of the rave, house and techno movement. The photos are shown on oversized screens and reflect the subject areas of hedonism, passion, energy and the nightlife spirit.
In cooperation with the SMEM (Swiss Museum and Center for Electronic Music) a small selection of "Milestones" music production devices will also be on display. Discover sought-after drum machines, synthesizers and samplers that influenced the emergence and development of electronic music. The exhibition aims to make the uniqueness of electronic music tangible for all types of events. In addition to the installation, there will be a supporting program with panels, workshops and film screenings again.
MOMEM - Grand Opening
The great grand opening celebration of MOMEM Frankfurt. Thank you to everybody involved and a very special thanx to our partners and supporters.
In the past three decades
"Come on, dance with me“ (the Age of Love)
Starting in the late 1980s electronic music has emerged as a driving force in club music and modern life. Electronic music connects the past, the present and the future like no other cultural movement and constantly reinvents itself. The achievements of modern electronic music influenced the music industry and music production as well as art, design, fashion and people’s lifestyle. Since the beginning of this development a rich and diverse culture has established itself far beyond the musical content. Today electronic music unifies people all around the world – connecting, dancing and loving each other because of a peaceful human technology and art form. We are here to share parts of the history and save stories of this movement and phenomenon with you.
First Things First
„In House and dance music alike you can trace sounds and energy as far back as the native African drums and instruments to even Soul, Rock & Roll, Classical and Funk. And if your are afraid of your past, you don’t stand a chance to make it in the future“ (Chez Damier)
Fela Kuti from Lagos is known to be one of the inventors of the Afrobeat and established the idea of repetitive dance music. Earl Young was the drummer of the most epic Philadelphia Sound recordings. As one of the first mentioned artists he had the idea of the four to the floor“ beat kicking it in with his bass drum. Years later club DJs like Ron Hardy and Frankie Knuckles came up with the idea of a new dance music called House merging disco, wave and early electronic music creating mix friendly club tunes. To many Frankie Knuckles is regarded as the Godfather of House“.
NEWS & ACTIONS
THE GRAND OPENING OF MOMEM WITH SVEN VÄTH
06.04.2022 19.00 Uhr
Finally we dance all together to celebrate the grand opening of the MOMEM to the sounds of the one and only Sven Väth. The Frankfurt Hauptwache will change oneself to a huge dancefloor and nobody can stop us on this very special night.
Photo Credit: PHRANK
MOMEM is about Electronic Music
"It will go on and on - music as a carrier of ideas". (Kraftwerk)
MOMEM focus on modern electronic music that has shaped our cultural history and still keeps on doing so. MOMEM will be a place to explore, conserve and experience the historical dimensions and influences of electronic music. We will take you on a journey from the beginning to the future. A place of continuous movement and transformation, turning from a museum into a stage into a bar into an academy and back again. A vital environment in the heart of Frankfurt and a museum that encourages everybody to participate and interact.
A platform for newcomers and veterans,
for artists and fans, for lovers of music and lovers of history, for people from Frankfurt and for people from everywhere.