Being young in Berlin in the early ‘90s was exhilarating. Not only the physical Wall that fell, it was also the many invisible walls that closed off anyone who didn’t conform. All those who had been largely hidden from sight, punk rockers, dissidents, transvestites, they all stepped out of the closet into a newly liberated public realm. Amidst the remnants of the Cold War divide, the city pulsated with an electrifying energy that fueled its reputation as a breeding ground for avant-garde subcultures. A new wave of artistic expression emerged, transforming the city into a hotbed of creativity. At the forefront was the electronic music scene, which found its haven in Berlin's underground clubs. The sounds of synthesisers and drum machines echoed in dimly lit corners, giving birth to a sonic revolution that would leave an indelible mark on the global music landscape. The city's gritty landscapes and historical significance served as a canvas for rebellious spirits to forge a cultural renaissance. It was a kaleidoscope of innovation and a crucible for the evolution of electronic subcultures.
In Berlin in the ‘90s first you did something, and then you waited for approval afterwards.