Anthony Rother is an electro-techno producer from Germany who rose to prominence in the mid-'90s on the label Kanzleramt before founding numerous labels of his own, most notably Psi49net and Datapunk. Influenced primarily by Kraftwerk and Detroit techno, Rother was born on April 29, 1972, in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He began his recording career in the late '80s with T.F.D. Crew, a couple also comprised of Bernd Cyba and Jörg Mrowietz. Stylistically similar to late-'80s British house groups such as M/A/R/R/S, S-Express, and Bomb the Bass, T.F.D. Crew made its recording debut in 1988 with the 12" single Broken Hearts/I Want You on Cold Effect Records. The song "I Want You" was subsequently compiled on the Rough Trade Germany compilation Body Rhythm Dance (1989).