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Kruder & Dorfmeister, named after members Peter Kruder and Richard Dorfmeister, is an Austria
Austria
Austria , officially the Republic of Austria , is a landlocked country of roughly 8.4 million people in Central Europe. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Slovakia and Hungary to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the...

n duo most known for their downtempo
Downtempo
Downtempo is a laid-back electronic music style similar to ambient music, but usually with a beat or groove unlike the beatless forms of Ambient music. The beat is sometimes made from loops that have a hypnotic feeling...

-dub
Dub music
Dub is a genre of music which grew out of reggae music in the 1960s, and is commonly considered a subgenre, though it has developed to extend beyond the scope of reggae...

 remixes of pop
Pop music
Pop music is usually understood to be commercially recorded music, often oriented toward a youth market, usually consisting of relatively short, simple songs utilizing technological innovations to produce new variations on existing themes.- Definitions :David Hatch and Stephen Millward define pop...

, hip-hop
Hip hop music
Hip hop music, also called hip-hop, rap music or hip-hop music, is a musical genre consisting of a stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted...

 and drum and bass
Drum and bass
Drum and bass is a type of electronic music which emerged in the late 1980s. The genre is characterized by fast breakbeats , with heavy bass and sub-bass lines...

 songs.

Style


Their mixes are usually flavored with sampler-processed vocals, deep bassline dub
Dub music
Dub is a genre of music which grew out of reggae music in the 1960s, and is commonly considered a subgenre, though it has developed to extend beyond the scope of reggae...

, trip-hop elements, bossa grooves and smoothly-shaped echoes. Some of their better-known works include "High Noon," "Original Bedroom Rockers," and remixes of Madonna
Madonna (entertainer)
Madonna is an American singer-songwriter, actress and entrepreneur. Born in Bay City, Michigan, she moved to New York City in 1977 to pursue a career in modern dance. After performing in the music groups Breakfast Club and Emmy, she released her debut album in 1983...

's "Nothing Really Matters," Depeche Mode
Depeche Mode
Depeche Mode are an English electronic music band formed in 1980 in Basildon, Essex. The group's original line-up consisted of Dave Gahan , Martin Gore , Andy Fletcher and Vince Clarke...

's "Useless," Count Basic
Count Basic
Count Basic are an Austrian band who play a variety of R&B, trip-hop, acid jazz and smooth jazz. The band's principal members were guitarist Peter Legat and the two vocalists Kelli Sae and Valerie Etienne but the band decided to go on only with Kelli Sae after the first album.-Discography:*1995...

's "Speechless" and Roni Size
Roni Size
Roni Size is a British record producer and DJ, who came to prominence in 1997 as the founder and leader of Reprazent, a drum and bass collective...

's "Heroes". Many of their remixes are collected on the double album The K & D Sessions
The K & D Sessions
The K&D Sessions is a double album by Kruder & Dorfmeister, collecting most of the duo's productions and remixes. It was released by Studio !K7 on August 19, 1998 as a double CD with the tracks mixed and as a collection of four 12 inch vinyl records....

.

Although best known internationally for their remixing work, the duo gained their primary reputation in Europe for their live DJ
Deejay
A deejay is a reggae or dancehall musician who sings and toasts to an instrumental riddim .Deejays are not to be confused with disc jockeys from other music genres like hip-hop, where they select and play music. Dancehall/reggae DJs who select riddims to play are called selectors...

 performances and their album DJ Kicks. Kruder and Dorfmeister have their own record studio, G Stone Recordings in Vienna
Vienna
Vienna is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Austria and one of the nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria's primary city, with a population of about 1.723 million , and is by far the largest city in Austria, as well as its cultural, economic, and political centre...

, through which they release many of their own albums.

Discography

  • 1996 - Conversions: A K&D Selection
    Conversions: A K&D Selection
    Conversions: A K&D Selection is a DJ mix album, mixed by Kruder & Dorfmeister. It was released on February 16, 1996, on Shadow Records.-Track listing:# "Dat's Cool" - DJ Unknown Face – 6:15# "Searchin'" - Dead Calm – 7:44...

    (Mix album) Spray Records/BMG Records
  • 1996 - DJ-Kicks: Kruder & Dorfmeister
    DJ-Kicks: Kruder & Dorfmeister
    DJ-Kicks: Kruder & Dorfmeister is a DJ mix album, mixed by Kruder & Dorfmeister. It was released on 19 August 1996 on the Studio !K7 independent record label as part of the DJ-Kicks series.-Track listing:# The Herbaliser - A Mother...

    (Mix album) Studio !K7
    Studio !K7
    Studio !K7 is an independent record label based in Berlin, Germany that focuses mostly on electronic music. The name is an abbreviation of the company's original Berlin address, Kaiserdamm 7 . !K7 has since opened branch offices in New York City, Hamburg, London, and Tokyo.It has four independent...

  • 1996 - G-Stoned
    G-Stoned
    G-Stoned is an electronic four-track EP released by Kruder & Dorfmeister. The cover art humorously quotes and resembles that of Simon and Garfunkel's Bookends.- Track listing :# "Definition" - 5:09# "Deep Shit G-Stoned is an electronic four-track EP released by Kruder & Dorfmeister. The cover art...

    EP (12") G-Stone Recordings
    G-Stone Recordings
    G-Stone Recordings is a Vienna-based independent record label founded by Richard Dorfmeister and Peter Kruder, members of its flagship group Kruder & Dorfmeister.- Artists :* DJ DSL* Dub Club* Kruder & Dorfmeister* Marsmobil* Peace Orchestra...

  • 1996 - Black Baby EP Studio !K7
    Studio !K7
    Studio !K7 is an independent record label based in Berlin, Germany that focuses mostly on electronic music. The name is an abbreviation of the company's original Berlin address, Kaiserdamm 7 . !K7 has since opened branch offices in New York City, Hamburg, London, and Tokyo.It has four independent...

  • 1998 - The K & D Sessions
    The K & D Sessions
    The K&D Sessions is a double album by Kruder & Dorfmeister, collecting most of the duo's productions and remixes. It was released by Studio !K7 on August 19, 1998 as a double CD with the tracks mixed and as a collection of four 12 inch vinyl records....

    (Mix Album) Studio !K7
    Studio !K7
    Studio !K7 is an independent record label based in Berlin, Germany that focuses mostly on electronic music. The name is an abbreviation of the company's original Berlin address, Kaiserdamm 7 . !K7 has since opened branch offices in New York City, Hamburg, London, and Tokyo.It has four independent...

  • 2002 - G-Stone Book
    G-Stone Book
    G-Stone Book is a DJ mix album, mixed by Kruder & Dorfmeister. It was released on February 1, 2002, on G-Stone Recordings.-Track listing:# "High Noon" - Kruder & Dorfmeister - 6:19# "Chocolate Elvis" - Tosca - 5:07...

    (Mix Album)
  • 2008 - Shakatakadoodub (Online EP)
  • 2010 - Sixteen Fucking Years Of G-Stone Recordings (Studio !K7)

Other aliases

  • Tosca
    Tosca (Band)
    Tosca is an electronic music project of Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber. It is Dorfmeister's second such project, the first being Kruder & Dorfmeister, started in 1994...

     (Dorfmeister, with Rupert Huber
    Rupert Huber
    Rupert W.M. Huber is an Austrian composer and musician.In 1994, Huber founded Huber Musik to publish his own music, and in same year, founded Tosca with Richard Dorfmeister...

    )
  • Peace Orchestra
    Peace Orchestra
    Peace Orchestra is a musical solo project from Viennese trip-hop-dub producer Peter Kruder, best known as one half of Kruder & Dorfmeister.Peace Orchestra is also the title of an album recorded by Kruder under the Peace Orchestra banner...

     (Kruder)

Richard Dorfmeister vs. Madrid De Los Austrias (w/ Heinz Tronigger & Michael "Pogo" Kreiner)
  • 2004 - Valldemossa Sunshine Enterprises
  • 2006 - Boogie No More (12") Net's Work International
  • 2006 - Grand Slam (CD) G-Stone Recordings
    G-Stone Recordings
    G-Stone Recordings is a Vienna-based independent record label founded by Richard Dorfmeister and Peter Kruder, members of its flagship group Kruder & Dorfmeister.- Artists :* DJ DSL* Dub Club* Kruder & Dorfmeister* Marsmobil* Peace Orchestra...

  • 2006 - Valldemossa Remixed (12") Sunshine Enterprises


Voom:Voom
Voom:Voom
Voom:Voom is an Austrian electronica group consisting of Christian Prommer, Roland Appel and Peter Kruder of Kruder & Dorfmeister....

 (w/ Christian Prommer & Roland Appel)
  • 2000 - Poppen / Influenza (12") Compost Records
    Compost Records
    Compost Records is a German record label established by Michael Reinboth in 1994.Gilles Peterson called Compost "the most consistent and forward thinking record label of continental Europe."-The label:...

  • 2001 - Ginger & Fred / Influenza Forte (12") Compost Records
    Compost Records
    Compost Records is a German record label established by Michael Reinboth in 1994.Gilles Peterson called Compost "the most consistent and forward thinking record label of continental Europe."-The label:...

  • 2003 - Baby 3 (12") Compost Records
    Compost Records
    Compost Records is a German record label established by Michael Reinboth in 1994.Gilles Peterson called Compost "the most consistent and forward thinking record label of continental Europe."-The label:...

  • 2006 - Peng Peng LP Studio !K7
    Studio !K7
    Studio !K7 is an independent record label based in Berlin, Germany that focuses mostly on electronic music. The name is an abbreviation of the company's original Berlin address, Kaiserdamm 7 . !K7 has since opened branch offices in New York City, Hamburg, London, and Tokyo.It has four independent...


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