I was into electro & house prior to getting into techno, so techno was a natural progression for me & a perfect musical utopia. I was into electronic/future music as far back as I could remember, techno just seemed to epitomise the whole vibe.
I was already into Industrial and things like Consolidated, Meat Beat Manifesto, Disposable Heroes etc. and didn't dislike The Shamen, but I couldn't take house & techno serious yet. What really did it for me (we're talking 1993) was Orbital's remix od MBM's Mindstream (see Mindstream ). Shortly after that I bought Trance Europe Express and I was sold.
colin dale dj′ing in vienna. i knew stuff from robert hood, jeff mills (minimal nation, mecca..) etc. before from a friend. later one of my first techno records was the deep space lp from model 500, i totally fell in love with. but everything just makes a sense when you go out there and dance!
Colin Dale in the early/mind 1990's was certainly one of he best techno DJ's in the world.
His mixing always flawless, and his programming and understanding of the music was exceptional. You were lucky to see him then, because nowdays his choice in music leaves a lot to be desired. I'm not sure how come he's lost the plot so much now, but the writing was on the wall from 97 when he started playing dodgy house!
If it was any particular dj at the start of the 90's that led me down the dark pounding techno path i would have to point all fingers at
Frank De Wulf - He made good music but equally he could rock the spot on the turntables for sure, 2 turntables & a mixer. no more no less - no digital, no editing just LIVE & DIRECT - quality playlist - played to perfection very very enjoyable!