There’s truly something in the water on March 18… not only were both Skrillex’s and Kaskade’s debut albums released on this day (5 and 16 years ago, respectively), but the massive anthem “Kernkraft 400” by Zombie Nation was released on this day twenty years ago.
Kernkraft 400 was released 20 years ago in March 1999 !!! 🎉
— Zombie Nation (@zombienation) March 18, 2019
Of course, the version most people know is the DJ Gius mix, but without the original, the other could not have existed. You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone today who wouldn’t instinctively sing along to that well-known chant; even if they don’t know the name of the song or who it’s by, they know the melody.
This, along with “Sandstorm” by Darude, are likely two of the most well-known electronic songs outside of traditional EDM fandom.
If you’re just now learning what this song is called, welcome to the club. We have cookies.
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