Neue Deutsche Welle

genre of German music originally derived from punk rock and new wave music

Neue Deutsche Welle (lit. New German Wave), shortened to NDW, is a style of West German rock music starting from post-punk and new wave music with elements taken from electronic music.[1] The term was made by Dutch radio DJ Frits Spits on the popular nationwide ratio station Hilversum 3, which was popular among German listeners. Soon after that, the term was used in a record-shop advertisement by Burkhardt Seiler[2] in an August 1979 issue of the West German magazine Sounds. It was then used by journalist Alfred Hilsberg in an article about the movement titled Neue Deutsche Welle — Aus grauer Städte Mauern ("New German Wave — From Grey Cities' Walls") in Sounds in October 1979.[3][4]

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  1. Nancy Kilpatrick, The Goth Bible: A Compendium for the Darkly Inclined, New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 2004, chapter 5, "Music of the Macabre," p. 84.
  2. Neue Deutsche Welle - Blog summary includes an image of the original advertisement published in Sounds 08/ 79.
  3. Neue Deutsche Welle - Aus grauer Städte Mauern (Sounds 10/ 79).
  4. "Neue Deutsche Welle". Deutsche Welle. 14 July 2013. Retrieved 7 September 2021.