Chrislo Haas
Chrislo Haas, Berlin, 2002
Background information
Birth nameChristian Ludwig Haas
Also known asChrislo
Born(1956-11-16)16 November 1956
Died23 October 2004(2004-10-23) (aged 47)
InstrumentsSynthesizer (Korg MS-20)
Years active1978–2004
Associated actsLiaisons Dangereuses
Der Plan
Minus Delta t
Crime & the City Solution

Christian Ludwig "Chrislo" Haas (16 November 1956 – 23 October 2004) was a West German Neue Deutsche Welle musician best known as a member of Liaisons Dangereuses and a founding member of Minus Delta t, D.A.F and Der Plan, and also as a member of Crime & the City Solution.[1]

Haas was born in Aichach and moved to West Berlin. He heavily influenced the German music scene of the 1980s through his work on the synthesizer (Korg MS-20) with bands such as Minus Delta t, D.A.F., CHBB/Liaisons Dangereuses and Crime & the City Solution. He is regarded as one of the founding fathers of techno and modern electronic dance music.[1] His former D.A.F bandmate Gabi Delgado said in 2015 that "Chrislo Haas influenced me more than Robert, in his extreme, über-punk way. Chrislo was a natural-born provocateur, which I liked."[2]

Haas' work was extensively documented in Verschwende Deine Jugend (Waste Your Youth), Jürgen Teipel's book on the Neue Deutsche Welle.[1]

Haas died in late October 2004 at the age of 47 in Berlin from circulatory collapse due to excessive alcohol consumption.[1]

Solo discography

As Chrislo:

Further reading


  1. ^ a b c d Van Isacker, Bernard (2 November 2004). "Founding member DAF and Liaisons Dangereuses dies". Side-Line. Archived from the original on 20 July 2013. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  2. ^ Von Thülen, Sven (14 August 2015). "DAF icon Gabi Delgado Wants to Drive You Off the Dance Floor". Electronic Beats. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Chrislo – Low (1998, Vinyl)".
  4. ^ "Chrislo – Low (1998, CD)".
  5. ^ "Chrislo – Hangars d'Orion (1998, Vinyl)".