Yeah, that is in fact pretty much what I meant. Drip * Drop * Clap -- sorry, Drap -- nicely expands on the sonics and signification of the techno handclap. Among one of his several cogent observations: "It's also a nod to crowd-music synergy in dance music; the music reacts to the dancefloor, so sounds made on the dancefloor should be used in the music."
That reminds me of something Thomas Brinkmann once told me regarding the shouts in the Soul Center records. "Starting with the scream of J.B. [James Brown] on W.v.B. 2," he wrote, "I realized a reaction on the dancefloor. The people who are usually shouting and screaming got this from the speaker (Uups!). At this point there had been two possibilities : The party came down or the people start to scream as well. Expression or impression..."