‘Kernkraft 400‘ was like any great idea — they come very quickly with no intention of how this is going to work, if it’s going to be successful or anything. It just came out of the moment.”
In a new documentary from Vice, Zombie Nation‘s Florian Senfter tells the story behind iconic stadium anthem “Kernkraft 400.”
The 15-minute video shows Senfter talking about how he co-founded Zombie Nation with Emanuel Mooner, putting together a short EP of tracks that was released in 1999, one of which was “Kernkraft 400” in its original form. But when it was licensed in Italy via Spectra Records, a more “straightforward” remix from DJ Gius was added — and it’s the one that’s arguably most well-known today.
“It was a weird feeling because this track kind of became the original,” Senfter recalls. “A lot of labels didn’t bother to say it’s a remix.”