The following performance clip is so good, and seems to come so far from leftfield, that you want to write a screenplay for HBO which tells the dude's life story and leads up to this moment.
"You will appreciate that where he comes from, you cannot get Technics SL 1200s [pro DJ turntables] that easily. If you do, they're on the black market, and they cost an absolute fortune, probably equivalent to buying a Rolls Royce over here. So these boys, as you can see from their very basic equipment here— they're not even sophisticated tape recorders."
"They've adapted two tape recorders; can't get records like we can get them in Latvia. So they record off radio stations, and things like that. And because they are so keen, and they epitomize the spirit of this convention, under any circumstances, the music's gotta get through. and the mixing has got to be done. So will you please welcome two boys who've come here at their own speed, their own expense —and that really wasn't easy for them— but they're here, and I want you to welcome our two Russian, Latvian DJs. Let's give them a big welcome."
And here we have a short Dutch documentary from the late 1980s on the phenomenon of Latvian tape DJs, and their struggle for independence, and how "dancing is the only truly international language," in case you want to know more. It turns out that lots of modifications were needed to make music this way.