Happy Birthday Daniel Miller!
Daniel Miller was born in London on February 14, 1951. At the end of the 60s/beginning of the 70s, electronic music came into his life in the form of Krautrock through Kraftwerk, NEU !, Can… He saw a great potential in the increasingly cheaper synthesizers and predicted that they could replace the guitar in Punk. Inspired by the do-it-yourself concept of some Punk bands, he decided to market his electronic music himself and founded the independent label „Mute Records“. With a Korg 700S and a four-track recorder, he recorded the single „T.V.O.D./Warm Leatherette“ and released it on May 1st, 1978 under the name „The Normal“. The rest is music history.