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Die Fantastischen Vier

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Stuttgart, Germany (1989 – present)

Die Fantastischen Vier (also known as Fanta4) is a German group from Stuttgart.

Towards the end of the 1980s, Andreas Rieke, Michael B. Schmidt, Thomas Dürr and Michael Beck formed the group The Terminal Team. In 1989 they changed the band name to Die Fantastischen Vier (“The Fantastic Four”). From then on they produced German , being one of the very first groups to do so. Their 1992 track Die da (Her There) was arguably the first German hip hop hit and also the breakthrough for the Fanta4. In the following albums the band matured and produced one hit after the other up to their current success, Unplugged (2001), the CD version of their performance.

Band members:
Michael Beck aka Dee Jot Hausmarke, King Burger B.
Andreas Rieke aka And.Ypsilon
Thomas Dürr aka Thomas D
Michael B. Schmidt aka Smudo

Discography
* Jetzt Gehts Ab (1991) (Now Starting Off)
* Vier gewinnt (1992) (referring to the German edition of “Connect Four”)
* Die 4. Dimension (1993) (The Fourth Dimension)
* Lauschgift (1995) (Pun referring to German verb “lauschen” - “eavesdrop on” and German noun “Rauschgift” - “narcotics”)
* Live und Direkt (1996)
* 4:99 (1999)
* Unplugged (2001)
* Viel (2004) (Much)
* Fornika (2007)

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  • Vanilla-villa

    These guys are amazing! Great performance at yesterday's ECHO awards too. Fantastisch! ♥

    28 Mar 10:21pm Reply
  • scrobble-bubble

    Heute zum ersten Mal die neue Single der Fantas, "25" gehört :) Klingt sehr vielversprechend!!!

    18 Mar 8:26pm Reply
  • TheMukeyM

    love the song with rahzel and the aphex twin remix

    1 Dec 2013 Reply
  • tenaxnidor

    I'd love to see you in the States!!!!!

    18 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Pheneks

    Krieger ist am besten.

    7 Feb 2013 Reply
  • MeikKiel

    Kieler Woche 2013 wird soooo geil!!!

    2 Feb 2013 Reply
  • lukasz_92

    Ich habe gerade diese Band entdeckt. Meine neue Motivation zu Deutsch lernen :)

    5 Jan 2013 Reply
  • s3nny

    unplugged II ist garnicht mal so übel.

    1 Dec 2012 Reply
  • nicobellic1994

    pitamin lmao

    1 Oct 2012 Reply
  • NeyFM

    Danke

    11 Aug 2012 Reply
  • smee85

    zweites mtv unplugged in juli. vielversprechend.

    17 May 2012 Reply
  • LXNDR5

    Pitamin, they are German. That's not hiding anything.

    10 May 2012 Reply
  • YoungHeretic

    Wir ham keine Villa und kein Ring an Finger, wir teilen ein Zimmer und bleiben für immer zusammen.

    2 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Marksen82

    Bring Back the Old Stuttgart Rap

    23 Feb 2012 Reply
  • VK1990

    Geboren

    25 Jan 2012 Reply
  • pitamin

    Nice try guys, you thought you were so clever hiding your name in german, I see it means The fantastic four. im reporting you to d/c comic. enjoy youre ban from the music industry! [4]

    28 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Schwebebalken

    Hey, feine Show gestern Abend in der Wiener Stadhalle! DANKE ...

    21 Dec 2011 Reply
  • hel1ch

    Deutsche hip hop ist scheise. Nein! Jedes hip hop ist scheise!

    2 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Irgntw3r

    Der Picknicker!

    12 Nov 2011 Reply
  • GustavUKR

    Хорошая музыка! Почему я их раньше не слушал? Наверстываем!

    1 Nov 2011 Reply
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