The warehouses of techno
It may not have been invented there, but there is perhaps no other city where techno has thrived as much as it has in Berlin – a city perfectly suited to large electronic dance parties due to its abandoned spaces, empty warehouses and underground bunkers. When the Berlin Wall came down, 30% of buildings in east Berlin were empty, says Der Spiegel journalist Tobias Rapp, the author of a book on the city’s clubbing scene. “Techno in Berlin happened in ruins,” he says. “E-Werk was an empty electricity factory. Tresor was the empty bank vault of a former shopping centre. Planet was an empty warehouse.”
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