Hamburg may not have the clubbing notoriety of Berlin or the techno legacy of Frankfurt, but in Front, the harbor city boasted one of Germany’s greatest clubs for over a decade.
Opened in 1983 in a basement near Hamburg’s Berliner Tor station, Front was a wildly hedonistic gay club with a cutting edge music program and one hell of a sound system. Helmed by legendary resident DJ Klaus Stockhausen and his successor, Boris Dlugosch, Front was at the forefront of club music until its closure in 1997.
In a previous feature, we went deep into the anthems that kept Front moving across its 14 years of existence. But now a host of videos from inside Front have made their way to YouTube.
Featuring Boris Dlugosch spinning dripping acid house and DJ Michael Braune throwing down early DAF tracks, we’d say they perfectly capture the basement club’s unique energy.
Watch the videos above and below.