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All Music Guide:
British techno don Justin Berkovi's productions offer just as much to advocates of pounding minimalism as to fans of the emotional ambient wing of techno. Born in Watford (though he spent part of his childhood in Luxembourg as well), Berkovi grew up with synth pop and hip-hop. After experimenting with electronics and tape loops while still at school, he began focusing on music after graduating from Sussex University in 1996. His first major releases came on Sativae and Cristian Vogel's Mosquito label, and he soon earned notice with singles for dancefloor experimentalist imprints like DJAX and Force Inc. By 1998, he'd founded his own label, Predicaments, and recorded his first LP, Charm Hostel. One year later, After the Night followed.