The German Phono Academy honors the Swiss duo as one of the world’s most influential formations of electronic pop music. Their unique combination of music and video has a lasting influence on the genre.
As pioneers of sampling technique and creators of unusual rhythmic structures, they inspired artists of different genres from hip-hop and funk to electro-pop and techno.
The two band members Dieter Meier and Boris Blank will personally receive the ECHO award on March 27 at the award show at the Messe Berlin.
Germany’s first TV program ARD will broadcast the ceremony with hostess Helene Fischer on March 27 live from 20:15 clock onwards.Link: ECHO lifetime achievement award