Deutsche Welle, a German state TV channel, has unveiled a captivating short film delving into the origins of techno and its profound impact on the recent history of Berlin.
Titled “How Techno was Born: From Detroit to Berlin and Back,” the film features insightful interviews with prominent figures such as Alan Oldham (DJ T-1000), Ellen Allien, Juan Atkins, and Dimitri Hegemann, the founder of Berlin’s renowned Tresor club. It explores the pivotal period following the fall of the Berlin Wall, highlighting Detroit’s significant influence on the emerging techno scene at the time.
This documentary offers a glimpse into Berlin’s vibrant atmosphere during the late ’80s and early ’90s, showcasing archive footage that portrays the earliest days of Tresor and other iconic clubs. It also includes vintage interviews with influential artists like Blake Baxter and Paul van Dyk. The film was skillfully crafted by journalist Ute Pfeiffer and was recently uploaded to YouTube.
Immerse yourself in the captivating journey of “How Techno was Born: From Detroit to Berlin and Back” as it unravels the rich history and profound connections between these two influential cities.
Watch the mesmerizing short film now and explore the roots of techno’s extraordinary evolution.
Written by: Artificial Intelligence Technology