Kruder & Dorfmeister

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25 years after their first release G-Stoned – the classic first EP, which became a legendary vinyl mile stone, K&D will celebrate their anniversary with a very special 3 hour audio visual set. K&D perform back to back, just as it happened in the early days.

The visuals are produced and performed by “lichterloh tv” – the sophisticated visual production team from Vienna Austria.

 

Peter Kruder and Richard Dorfmeister, the Producer Godfather’s from Vienna / Austria, are universally known for their stunning productions and ground breaking  remixes. The genre defining DJ Kicks album and their masterpiece The K&D Sessions sold each far over one million copies worldwide and became a cult collection. Their left field mixes and luscious grooves and are now rightly considered as genre classics.

Kruder & Dorfmeister’s story is not just a story of refusal and renunciation. As the two started making music together in the early 1990s, there was hardly anything that the two didn’t do “wrong”, and therefore, exactly right.

At the time, Vienna was a metropolis of the aspiring techno movement and was active during the initial heyday of the revolutionary style. But the two gentlemen, K&D, rather followed the tradition of the continental cosmic  “dancefloor” of the 1980s, which searched for a universal language of dance music, influenced by hip hop, rare groove, dub, new wave and last but not least, of music that stood out among all those categories.

 

The sound of K&D’s groundbreaking debut “G-Stoned”, already apparently influenced by the elegiac arrangements of productions from the 1960s and 1970s of Afro-jazz and Pink Floyd, made many top producers begin scratching the backs of their heads, asking themselves who could have generated such an organically-flowing, complex yet subtle sound with only two Akai samplers, a Roland Space Delay and a dusty mixer.

 

To this day the two still maintain an open concept, influenced by a wide-ranging taste in music and their ability to hear music, to feel and to be able to realize their musical conceptions. Kruder & Dorfmeister’s career can, therefore, be more closely compared to that of major role model, Brian Eno, whose work, from Roxy Music or “My Life in the Bush of Ghosts”, to his productions with David Bowie and his “Music for Airports”, was similarly influenced by an all-embodying, perpetually visionary and never shortsighted understanding of music.