It started as a cultural import from the USA, but then took on a momentum of its own that made it part of German culture. On these pages we have collected contributions, photos, playlists and interviews with people who were there when a new sound became a nationwide movement that entered all areas of life of the generation at that time.
In the beginning, it was a small, sworn community. At the first Love Parade in 1989, just 150 people came together. It was the enthusiasm, creativity and inventiveness of the organizers of the first clubs and parties, the designers of flyers, posters and decorations, the DJs, the writers and music creators, and last but not least the early fans, who created a complete techno infrastructure. Here we present a series of interviews with precisely these people, those who were there when a new culture emerged in Germany and played a major role in shaping it. Many of them with a personal list of their favorite techno tracks.