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The London Design Museum is set to reopen at the end of this month and they're launching with an exhibition charting the story of electronic music. From Kraftwerk to The Chemical Brothers, visitors can trace the mutation of electronic music from primitive drum machines to the second summer of love all the way to the extreme visual world created by WEIRDCORE for Aphex Twin.

We've collated some of our highlights below, viewing the real thing is strictly by pre-booked tickets, reserve yours here.


Step Inside The Chemical Brothers Sensory Spectacle

Ever fancied being on stage with The Chemical Brothers? This is your chance to step inside the visual world of the Grammy Award winners. Featuring elements of their legendary live show, watch how visuals and lights interact to create a three-dimensional immersive experience created by Smith & Lyall inspired by the psychedelic duo’s acclaimed ’No Geography’ global tour.

Laurent Garnier X Dynamic 1024 ‘CORE’ Light Installation

Witness the transformation of music into volumes of moving light with 1024’s CORE installation, which plays in sync with Laurent Garnier's exhibition soundtrack. Designed especially for this exhibition, by 1024 Architecture the CORE refers both to computer processors and the digital and visual creations that accompany most electronic musicians in concert.

Iconic Synths And The Visionaries Who Created Them

Explore the innovation in electronic music technology through a display of musical instruments, from early 20th century to contemporary inventions. Including rare synthesisers, like the Eko ComputeRhythm (1972), EMS Synthi AKS (1972) and the Roland Corporation’s iconic TB-303 (1982). Find out more about genre staples through Shiva Feshareki’s exploration into Daphne Oram’s work for the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Experience Kraftwerk In 3D

From electro to hip hop, house, techno, to synth pop and EDM, it is easy to see how much impact Kraftwerk’s music has had over the decades. Celebrate 50 years of the legendary group with a 30-minute 3D experience – featuring tracks Numbers, Space Lab, Neon Lights and more. Alongside impressive visuals and art, these are four robots not to be missed!

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