1987

1987

Westbam, Jankuhn and Wilhelm Röttger establish Low Spirit, the first independent label for DJ music in continental Europe that becomes one of the most influential music labels of the genre for at least the next 15 years. At the Low Spirit studio, Klaus Jankuhn produces the DAF single “The Gun”, the first house record outside of the United States. Westbam produces a global hit with the remix of 2 Live Crew “We want some Pussy” that as a purely underground release sells over 15 million copies around the world. Westbam works on his “Disco Riot” series. This is not punk in the sense of the Sex Pistols but more about the revolution in new DJ music. 

Low Spirit sends him on tour to the Soviet Union where he brings the first turntable set to the other side of the Iron Curtain in the days of Glasnost and Perestroika and plays with his counterpart Eastbam. The result is an LP “Live in Riga” together with the Russian DJ. 

Westbam is resident DJ at “Die Macht der Nacht” in a circus tent in front of the Deutschlandhalle in Berlin and plays regularly in front of 5,000-6,000 people.

   

Discography

Remix:
2 Live Crew – We want some Pussy
(Westbam Remix)