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Boytronic

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Originally founded by accident in 1983 by Holger+Wobker ( Kamerata , Beachhead ) and Peter Sawatzki ( Ultrabass ) in Hamburg, Germany.
The original band name was Kapitän Sehnsucht (Captain Desire), “Bryllyant Berger & The Tronic Twins” was another fun named they used …
The band intended to write and play heartjerking and melancholic Electro Pop songs, sung in german. They were already well known in Germany for strange performances such as soundtracking nightclub sex shows on the well known »Mile of sin«, Reeperbahn in Hamburg, which caused some problems for Holger, who was not yet 18.

And so it was strictly illegal, but well paid. Some producers showed interest. However, it was a difficult time - German New Wave had it’s best days behind it, and singing in German had lost it’s popularity. Despite this they went to the studio and produced some tracks with Joachim Witt, best known in Germany for individual and obstinate Pop. The results were unsatisfying, and the band remained unsigned. However, this was not the end of the story. Almost simultaneously to the production Witt did, they went to a studio in Hamburg and recorded a track in english. It was a spontaneous descision, largely for fun. Unpleasing results resulted in 3 separate recordings. These unplanned recordings again went largely unnoticed by the labels, with the exception of Mercury Records, who signed the band and released the material. The debut received some club notoreity but little chart interest. Boytronic finally received some publicity as a last minute replacement for Kim Wilde on Germany’s equivalent of Top of the Pops. The performance was strange and a little embarassing for the band.

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