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"It all started", one of the label’s founders Christoph Borkowsky recalls "when I went to Africa in the Seventies to do research for my thesis on resistance movements against German colonialism. The best bits of my field-studies were the weekend parties with huge ghetto blasters, radiating music from Boney M to Dolly Parton. When the batteries wore off, people would start making music themselves. That was cool. Having returned to Germany I soon enough found myself in a state of utter depression, due to the uninspiring atmosphere at the university. It was then that I realised what potential lay in music, in different kinds of music, to sustain one's mental and physical health.