In 1985 WestBam worked with Klaus Jankuhn to produce his first 12" entitled "17" which was inspired by Paul Hardcastle's "19". In 1986 he founded Low Spirit Recordings together with Fabian Lenz, William Röttger, Klaus Jankuhn and Sandra Molzahn. In 1989 he made his first album "The Cabinet". This was the first DJ-concept album to be launched on the German market.
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Westbam, the Greying Godfather of Techno. Techno as both a musical genre and cultural movement is largely passé. So what's a lifetime DJ like Westbam, one of the earliest impresarios of the German techno scene, to do? He's still making music, and has just released a new album full of collaborations with pop music elites. And the excesses of his past have taught him an important lesson on humility.
Techno legend and Love Parade found Westbam has been spinning turntables since the 80ies. Check out latest infos about all his activities. Inga Humpe - Götterstrasse No 1. Westbam - Terminator (Official Video HQ). Westbam - Agharta (official video).
Also in 1989, WestBam released his debut album, The Roof Is on Fire. To celebrate his surprising success, WestBam decided to organize an outdoor event that could, he hoped, bring the new dance music out of nightclubs and into the mainstream. WestBam released his second album, A Practising Maniac at Work, in 1991, and founded the Mayday Festival later that year. By the mid-'90s, long after most rave cash-ins had spun themselves out, WestBam was going back into straight-ahead techno and trance with singles like 1994's "Celebration Generation" and "Bam Bam Bam" (the title track from his fourth album, which hit the German Top 20).