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List of Famous Bands from Berlin

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List of Berlin bands, listed by their level of fame. This Berlin musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Berlin bands are included, as well as many Berlin musicians of underground status. This list of Berlin musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Berlin bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

Everything from Rammstein to Tangerine Dream is included on this list.

If you're wondering, "What bands are from Berlin?" or "What is a list of Berlin bands?" then this list will answer your questions. {#nodes}
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    Industrial metal, Gothic metal

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    Tangerine Dream

    Krautrock, New Age music
    Tangerine Dream is a German electronic music band founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese. The group...  more

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    Markus Schulz

    Trance music, Progressive house music
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    Atari Teenage Riot

    Synthpunk, Electronic music
    Atari Teenage Riot (abbreviated ATR) is a German band formed in Berlin in 1992. The name was...  more

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    Krautrock, Electronic music
    Cluster was a German experimental musical group who influenced the development of contemporary...  more

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    Ash Ra Tempel

    Krautrock, Space rock
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    Paul Kalkbrenner

    Downtempo, Minimal techno
    Paul Kalkbrenner is a German live act, producer of electronic music, and actor from Berlin....  more
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    Klaus Doldinger

    Jazz, Film score
    Klaus Doldinger (born 12 May 1936) is a German saxophonist known for his work in jazz and as...  more

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    Dancehall, Reggae
    Seeed is a German band from Berlin. Founded in 1998, they have become well known in Germany...  more

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    Synthpop, Pop music
    Cascada is a German dance music act founded in 2004 by singer Natalie Horler, German DJ Manian...  more

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    Richard Zven Kruspe

    Industrial metal, Industrial rock
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    Ellen Allien

    Synthpop, Intelligent dance music
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    King Khan

    Psychedelic soul, Rock music
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    Electronic music, Breakbeat
    Modeselektor is a German electronic music duo consisting of Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian...  more
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    Klaus Schulze

    Krautrock, New Age music
    Klaus Schulze (born 4 August 1947) is a German electronic music pioneer, composer and...  more

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    Hans-Joachim Roedelius

    Krautrock, Synthpop
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    Industrial metal, Rock music
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    Till Lindemann

    Industrial metal, Gothic metal
    Till Lindemann (German pronunciation: [tɪl ˈlɪndəman]; born 4 January 1963) is a German...  more

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    Reinhard Mey

    Skiffle, Chanson
    Reinhard Friedrich Michael Mey (born 21 December 1942) is a German "Liedermacher" (literally...  more

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    Farin Urlaub

    Ska punk, Punk rock
    Jan Vetter (born 27 October 1963), better known as Farin Urlaub (from the German Fahr in...  more
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    The Ocean

    Doom metal, Post-metal
    The Ocean is a progressive metal band started in 2001 by German guitarist Robin Staps....  more

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    Jan Jelinek

    Minimal techno, Glitch
    Jan Jelinek is a German electronic musician who also operates under the names of Farben, Gramm...  more

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    Royal TS

    Hip hop music, German hip hop
    Alles ist die Sekte is a German hip hop duo from Berlin, composed of the two rappers Sido and...  more
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    Frank Hassas

    Hip hop music, Pop music
    Frank Hassas (professionally known as Quickmix and Dakota O'niel) is German record producer,...  more

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