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Hear What Berlin Techno Sounded Like in '92

An old Westbam mix reveals just how different techno was back in the day.

Techno is a pretty rigidly defined genre in 2017. In Berlin, that primarily manifests in the darkly hypnotic sound often associated with some of the city’s most famous clubs. But it was not always this way. In fact, in dance music’s early days, Berlin techno was a much more outrageously ravey affair. If that’s hard to believe, then just listen to this classic techno mixtape by local legend Westbam.

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Hear more: Westbam’s EB Radio mix