Watch This Documentary If You Want To Understand The History Of Techno In Berlin
‘The Sound Of Berlin’ covers everything you need to know.
Techno may not be from Berlin, but it’s certainly become the sound of the city. It’s transformed the German captial into a worldwide nightlife hub and allowed the proliferation of clubs—which are so abundant, in fact, you’d be hard-pressed not to find one that fits you, no matter what you’re into.
In this hour-long documentary, some of the biggest names in techno and nightlife come together to explain just how profound the German influence on dance music and its surrounding culture has been. Detroit pioneer Juan Atkins, Tresor founder Dimitri Hegemann—who was also featured on our podcast—and a host of others weigh in on the development of the genre and how Berlin is the perfect place for it to flourish. It’s essential viewing for anyone who wants an in-depth look at how this scene came to be.
Watch the documentary in full above.