How many times have you found yourself asking a friend for their opinion on the pronunciation of a DJ’s name? Plenty of times I am sure, and especially so for those producers and DJs that come from foreign countries with languages that are widely different than English.
With this in mind, German blog Mit Vergnügen has compiled a video to help you out, specifically showing non-Berliners how to properly pronounce the names of 21 great DJs who come from, live, work or have significantly influenced the Berlin techno scene. Please note that the video doesn’t necessarily tell you the correct pronunciation of the name in all countries, but rather the Berlin pronunciation of it.
It perhaps comes as no surprise, then, that despite my moderate-to-good comprehension of several languages I found out that I was apparently mispronouncing the names of such great artists as Dixon, Ricardo Villalobos, Ellen Allien, Ben Klock and Marcel Dettmann – as far as a Berliner is concerned anyways!
So, if you’re planning a trip to Berghain, Tresor or Watergate in the near future, study up with the video below. Or perhaps stick to the way you’ve always said them, it seems like it is the safer route!