Photo Gallery: A Founding Father of Techno
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Photo Gallery: A Founding Father of Techno

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Still Raving Westbam, the Greying Godfather of Techno

Techno as both a musical genre and cultural movement is largely passé. So what's a lifetime DJ like Westbam, one of the earliest impresarios of the German techno scene, to do? He's still making music, and has just released a new album full of collaborations with pop music elites. And the excesses of his past have taught him an important lesson on humility.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan
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