Pierre Schaeffer -
"Contrary to popular belief, electronic music does not come from Detroit or from the United States but from continental Europe. It has nothing to do with jazz or rock but with our classical music, Stockhausen on one side, Pierre Shaeffer and Pierre Henry on the other. The GRM is the basis of everything. All the DJs are the grand children of Pierre Shaeffe’sr who, since the 1940's, has created loops, the fact of tampering with the sound, of accelerating it, slowing it down, turning it upside down ... Without this clearing work we would not exist and electro music throughout the world would not exist.”