The German duo Arne Schaffhausen and Wayan Raabe, aka Extrawelt, are not new to the scene. Although the breakthrough of this particular project came in 2005 – the roots of their profound musical activity go way back to the early ‘90s while their creative fruits sprout all the way up to nowadays, through various successful and influential acts such as ‘Midimilliz’, ‘Spirallianz’ and ‘Downhill’.
In 2005 Extrawelt kicked off with their first release “Soopertrack / Zu Fuss” which was out on James Holdens’ label, Border Community, and within a decade have made a substantially impressive professional odyssey, having their stuff released on such notorious labels such as Cocoon Recordings and Traum Schallplatten, among which – a vast amount of singles, EPs and two albums: Schöne neue Extrawelt (2008) and In Aufruhr (2011), following numerous “Best of” titles by various major magazines.
Alongside the supreme, uncompromising analog flavor, what signifies their sound the most is the absolute ability to virtuously flow between the genres while outlining their atmospheres without falling into cliches or paradigms of any sub-genre, thus keeping their unique musical signature.
Here are ten of their most quintessential tracks for you to enjoy.