The German techno maestro talks us through his all-time favourites, from left-wing rock to Rhythm & Sound.

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What’s the first record you ever bought?

Ton Steine Scherben – ‘Keine Macht für Niemand’ [‘No Power For Nobody’]. It’s a well known band of vocalist Rio Reiser. Very political and emotional. It was the mouthpiece of the left movement back in the day.

The first time you remember hearing electronic music?

Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works 85-92. It was almost the first connection to electronic music but I also listened to a lot of punk and EBM/industrial the same time.

Your favourite ever record?

Nighttime World Volume 1 by Robert Hood. It’s a masterpiece of minimalism and pure art in music. For me the holy grail and I still can’t stop listening to it.

The guaranteed floor-filler?

Dave Clarke – ‘Wisdom To the Wise’ if we’re talking about stuff from back in the day that I’m still playing. If we’re talking about a newer record, it’s Ben Klock – ‘Pulse’.

The guilty pleasure?

Songs I love are not embarrassing for me and I stand by this.

The last track of the night?

Actually it’s Blind Observatory – ‘And The Flying Saucer’. For me it’s simply perfect to close a night and end it with some great emotions.

29th October, 2014

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