1984

1984

In 1984, Westbam moves to Berlin and plays for the first time at the legendary Metropol club in the capital. He also publishes his genre-defining article “Was ist Record Art” (What is Record Art) in which he explains that combining, cutting , mixing and scratching records is not only a new way of presenting music, but actually a completely new production method for a new kind of music.

 In this article, he characterises a theses that is still relevant decades later. Quote: “Record Art is minimal music, it is unpopular and uncommercial”.