Last week, the Axel-Springer Award for “outstanding personalities who are particularly innovative, and who generate and change markets, influence culture and at the same time face up to their responsibility to society” was awarded to Elon Musk, co-founder of PayPal and head of Tesla Motors and Space X.
At the Berlin-based ceremony, Cocoon label boss Sven Väth was in attendance and gifted Musk a special one-off compilation which is intended to serve as a "soundtrack for space travel". It was presented in a box set painted by his son Tiga and consists of two exclusive remixes of Elon’s track, ‘Don’t Doubt Your Vibe’, by Gregor Tresher and Väth himself.
Väth said of Musk in a Instagram post: “I consider him one of the great visionaries of our time. Making a difference for all of us on this planet. But he does not stop there. He goes beyond.”
“I was amazed how he could address complex questions with such precision. When asked why he likes techno so much, he instantly said: ‘Maximum Human!’ How right he is. I have done so many interviews in my career. I should have kept them minimum like Mr Musk.”
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Musk, who often speaks about his love for electronic music, especially techno, has been dabbling in electronic music for some time and previously released an "euphoric house" track.
The awards ceremony however was intended to celebrate his journey to the Red Planet and highlighted the life and work of the visionary – and his ambition to make the world a better place.
The evening was called Evening for Elon Musk – Mission to Mars.
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