Sven Väth, Riley Reinhold and Ata feature in a new film about Germany's early techno scene.
The film emphasises techno's DIY foundations, telling the story of the rise of the genre with everyday, likeminded music lovers becoming DJs, promoters, label and record store owners. The 100-minute documentary made by Maren Sextro and Holger Wick charts the rise of techno in Berlin, Frankfurt and Cologne from pre- to post-Wall Germany.
The film includes still images and unreleased film captured 1988-93 of the first Love Parade, Frankfurt's first techno clubs Omen and Dorian Gray, the Hardwax and Delirium record stores plus interviews with Ata, Mijk van Dijk, DJ Hell, Cosmic Baby, Wolfgang Voigt and more.
Check out the trailer below:
'We Call it Techno!' screens at Bablyon Theatre in Berlin on June 12, 2008. It arrives in stores on DVD (in German with English subtitles) on June 16, 2008.