JAN DELAY & DISKO No.1
BEST OF 25 YEARS - The Tour !!!
When did you hear Jan Delay for the first time? In the Weserstadion, when for a change a really good soccer song rattled through the oval? At a festival, you dancing in the audience, up on stage a full-styler and full-blooded entertainer in a sweaty tailor-made suit with the really best band in the world behind you? On the radio, when Nena suddenly sounded like reggae and German pop music suddenly sounded damn cool? Or back in the nineties at some hip-hop jam between Mainz and Itzehoe, when a tiny group of people of conviction laid the foundation for what German pop culture is today?
Somehow, somewhere, sometime it must have been. Everyone who hasn't lived under a rock in the last 30 years and appreciates a well-kept beat will have their own personal Jan moment. Whether old-68er and 187er. Rap nerd or Rabe Sock fan. Old school, Gen-Z or no matter at all. No one has shaped music in this country like Jan Delay. And no one has developed himself so constantly, so consistently, from album to album, from age to age, from Flash to Flash. Five solo records. Four live albums. Three style-defining bands. And countless shows, from youth centers to Rock im Park. Forever Jan? At least time for a little celebratory look back.
Briefly the facts: On 03.05.2024, Jan Delay's best-of "FOREVER JAN (25 years Jan Delay) " will be released. On it are his greatest hits and two completely new songs. In addition, there is a collection of legendary side projects and rarities (a matter of honor for someone who has always digged below the surface and whose second song ever was an ode to the B-side) as well as the best moments of his lockdown initiative Diskoteque. All of this, of course, is available in various configurations, from the shapely limited edition vinyl box to display to the CD to immediately turn up and go. Because when the Kinginseimding invites you to a rave, it's showtime. No matter if it's 1999 or 2024.
"FOREVER JAN (25 Jahre Jan Delay) " packs these 25 ( ) years in the derbstmögliche compilation - and makes, despite all stylistic diversity, especially the thread of this in every respect extraordinary career recognizable. Jan Delay is an icon of German pop. He has inspired entire generations to listen to their raveheart and consistently do their thing. Above all, he has always remained a fan. Anyone who has ever shared a dancefloor with Jan at five in the morning or discussed so-and-so's latest record with him, indeed anyone who has experienced him on stage even once, knows what music means to him, how it drives him, how it defines his work. The beats, the bass, the whole bang: that's the element of Jan Delay. And he has always translated this passion very directly into his own projects.
Whether he found a refuge in the old soul of roots reggae as a young man, when the German rap hype became too colorful for him and the mood in the country dark. Whether he gave the country of bodyclowns and movement-bertas his original form of dance music (and himself a new career). Whether he translated his personal enthusiasm for horny guitar music into his very own version of Rock On & On & On. Or whether he threwall his influences together - rap and reggae, funk and soul, Udo and Dr. Dre, Hamburg and the world - and just vibed away: Jan Delay has taken fire and created new fire.
In the summer of 2024, JAN DELAY will then go on a big "Best of 25 Years" summer tour with his phenomenal band DISKO No.1.This content has been machine translated.