Rüdiger Esch was the bass player of the legendary German electro and EBM band Die Krupps from 1988 till 2012. He also performed with ex-Neu drummer Klaus Dinger in 1986 and 1987. He is a member of punk band Male and studio project MakroSoft. He was born in Düsseldorf in 1966 and holds a degree in philosophy.
‘Eletri_City’ delves into the origins of the electronic music scene in Düsseldorf, focusing on key players such as Kraftwerk, Neu!, La Düsseldorf, Daf, Die Krupps, Der Plan, Liaisons Dangereuses, Rheingold and Propaganda and the influence they all had on the burgeoning worldwide electronic music scene of the eighties, featuring bands such as OMD, Heaven 17, Visage, Ultravox and more. The book goes behind the myths and tribulations that are often too well known and comes out as an oral history told by the people that know. It furthermore unearths Düsseldorf as the unexpected metropolis-like focal point of early electronic pop music.