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My musical odyssey started about two decades ago.
That was a short time before the fall of the Berlin wall.

It was in the early nineties, when we had immigrated to Germany. I was 15. As so often in life, the beginning was a mere accident in conjunction with a youngster's curiosity.

We had moved into another town, where I happened to pass a record shop and heard this music - unlike anything I had ever heard before.
It was loud, it was hard, it was Jeff Mills Waveform Transmission Vol. I. This name was to thread through my rather modest biography like a recurrent theme

The sound was fearsome and exciting at the same time, an encounter with something quite unknown.
I was just curious … where does this music come from, who makes it, and above all how do they do it!??

At a later date the puzzle came together when various facts gradually combined into a picture that had a name to it - Detroit !!

And there were other masterpieces: Robert Hood - Minimal Nation, Kenny Larkin - Metaphor and Laurent Garnier - Shot in the Dark.

More records followed, 2 Turntables and a battle mixer. My collection increased with my musical likings.

I then went back to the roots. Soul and jazz music became decisive factors in my musical development.
Techno made me a music lover, but I was not limited to one style.
Towards the end of the decade I stopped putting on records and took up photography … but that is a different story

Although I was not active in terms of music in the new millennium, my enthusiasm for that sound and my respect for the artists remained unabated.
And in early 2007, again quite accidentally (how else), I started to make music myself.

Akin Khan Akin Khan, Wuppertal, Germany

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