“Well, turning back the clock to 1982, I was 13 and already deeply into music, but I'd never really considered doing anything with it other than appreciating it. One of my first friends was inviting people over for a birthday party near my hometown in Germany, and I was in charge of making sure that there was music playing.
“I already had a box full of records — mainly seven-inch singles — and the latest stuff recorded on tape from radio and friends. So, everyone else was having a party and I was fighting with my one turntable and especially the two tape-decks — without a DJ mixer — to somehow play music that evening.
It was very unprofessional, but somehow I made it through this party and my friends were happy. I wasn't certain they were going to be, as I still had the voice of the radio DJ on some of my tape recordings, but it didn't seem to matter. That was over 30 years ago now...”