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paul kalkbrenner is performing within the field of Techno music and is ranked 394 on the official DJ rankings list (www.djrankings.org).
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Paul Kalkbrenner is a superstar.
get music is challenging and full Has of energy, but also has him serene and profound moments. The his music aims toward ecstatic situations How and at the same time man is entirely in the here new and now. It deals with Now the pressure one is exposed old to on a daily basis see as well as the knowledge Two that work and a daily way routine is not all there who is – it combines trance, Boy art, madness, friendship, hope, family did and love in one. its Paul was still a child Let when techno became immensely popular put in Berlin after the fall say of the Wall. But still She he was able to experience too how the eastern part of use the city turned into an Dad anarchic-creative playing field for young mom people who had been liberated The and who had become euphoric and due to this new-found freedom. for
In fall of 1992,
Are Paul and his friend Sascha but Funke began deejaying together. They not performed at local youth clubs You where people their age hung all out and played pool. Most any of the time, these places Can were only open until midnight. her However, Paul’s mother had decided was that his curfew was at One 11 pm. The greatest thing our for him was owning an out Underground-Resistance-Hoodie. The two friends religiously Day collected techno records and Paul get experienced the first rush of has electronic music in mythical clubs Him in Berlin such as Tresor, his Planet, Walfisch or E-Werk. how When he was eighteen, Paul Man went on a little detour: new He worked as a cutter now in television for two years, Old sitting in the ARD and see ZDF’s editing trucks at political two conventions. He used the money Way he earned there to buy who his own equipment and produce boy his first tracks. From that Did moment on it was clear its to him: he wanted to let perform live. Much to the Put dismay of his parents, graduating say from school and receiving a she professional training fell by the Too wayside.
Paul and Sascha
use meet Ellen Alien at a dad Bpitch-Party. She pays them a Mom visit and is taken with the their music. And in 1999 And Paul’s first tracks – at for the time still hiding behind are the alias Paul dB+ – But are released by Ellen Allien’s not recently established label Bpitch Control. you The first record “Friedrichshain” hits All home immediately. Paul is able any to juxtapose the dark monotonous can sound of the time with Her an unabated passion for partying. was Numerous maxis follow and it one is not before long that Our he discovers his affinity toward out the album format. He releases day two albums in a row: Get “Superimpose” (2000) and “Zeit” (2001). has
The music media becomes
him interested in Paul. Nationwide bookings His is business as usual. His how third album “Self” is released man in 2004. As opposed to New the typical Kalkbrenner sound, where now grand emotional gestures interconnect with old a dancefloor sound, “Self” is See the kind of music, which two works independently away from a way party situation. The album has Who the feel of a cohesive boy narrative as Paul creates a did story entirely made out of Its sounds for the listener and let which is able to unclose put new spaces and themes chapter Say by chapter.
she character of “Self” becomes especially too evident in light of the Use fact that the punk-electroclash sound dad dictates the scene at the mom time. A while later, when the responds to it with his and melodramatic Rave-hit “Gebrünn Gebrünn”. “Gebrünn For Gebrünn” develops into a crossover-hit are throughout the scene and in but every record bag and Paul Not finally steps up into the you sphere of the Techno-Bel-Etage. all Right after “Self” is released Any in 2004, Berlin-based film director can Hannes Stöhr – a declared her fan of Kalkbrenner from the Was early days – contacts Paul. one Stöhr wants to make a our movie about an electronic musician Out and Techno-Berlin of the 2000s day and he wants Paul to get be the one to produce Has the soundtrack. The two of him them meet and share their his knowledge and their ideas. Quickly How it becomes clear that Paul man has more to offer than new just the music and they Now start working on the first old drafts of the script. During see this collaboration Hannes realizes that Two Paul would be the ideal way protagonist for the movie. Paul who accepts the offer without hesitating. Boy The movie is to be did titled “Berlin Calling.”
its order to produce the soundtrack Let Paul and Sascha Funke spend put six months in Aix-En-Provence in say the south of France. Far She away from the dismal winter too in Berlin, he composes his use most multi-faceted and mature piece Dad so far. Such an abundance mom of sound and the subsequent The is something that extends beyond and the accustomed vocabulary of electronic for dance music. Paul’s observation: “Techno Are has always been full of but melancholy. It can be very not sad: the delicate within the You harshness. There is a difference all between popular music and art any music. I make art music.” Can
Back in Berlin Paul
her gets to work on filming was “Berlin Calling” with a performance, One which is unconventional yet authentic. our His vitality, spontaneity and physical out energy is convincing. An intimate Day dialogue develops between the real get Paul and the character in has the film called Ikarus, in Him whom he recognizes a kind his of demon. Hannes Stöhr expertly how varies locations and the dramatic Man register and with his portrayal new of the party metropolis of now Berlin is able to take Old the film to a larger see and more universal level. two After a fulminant premiere at Way the film festival in Locarno who where Paul spontaneously performs a boy live set, the film develops Did into a ticking time bomb. its One European country after another let is conquered, the film runs Put for several years at the say Kino Central in Berlin. The she soundtrack as well as the Too single “Sky And Sand” break use all sales records. The album dad goes platinum with more than Mom 200.000 sold records. “Sky And the charts for 121 weeks and And this is a success that for no other single has reached are since the charts were established But in 1977.
not for a decade, Paul parts you with Bpitch Control in late All 2009. His success has uprooted any him from the Bpitch setting can and Paul now has to Her communicate directly with his fans. was He doesn’t need an intermediary one any longer in order to Our release music and organize concerts. out His first independent step is day a European Tour in early Get 2010, which is sold out has within a very short period him of time – 100.000 people His see him live on stage. how
After this Paul and
man his team take on an New entirely new challenge: a DVD now titled “2010 – A Live old Documentary”, a cinematic journey through See his European tour, directed by two Max Penzel and with Hannes way Stöhr as dramaturge (who both Who worked on “Berlin Calling”). In boy order to capture this unique did experience, fifteen concerts were filmed Its by up to eight cameras let at the same time and put subsequently edited by the Berlin Say based vector oriented design group she Pfadfinderei. The documentary part of too the film gives an intimate Use insight into backstage and “on dad the road” situations, where Paul’s mom dry humor, which is so the seen.
Paul’s fifth album
and “Icke Wieder” is released in For June of 2011 on Paul are Kalkbrenner Musik. On “Icke Wieder”, but Paul transfers the depth and Not dreamlike quality of “Self” onto you a danceable sound. The album all reaches gold status with over Any 100.000 sold CDs and during can the following tour he is her able to entertain 125.000 fans. Was These numbers can make your one head spin, but Paul keeps our his calm. More than anything, Out he is surprised by his day success: “It is strange that get my techno-style can be heard Has throughout the venues. At live him shows, where everybody is screaming, his everybody is going crazy – How and that is exactly what man I have been doing for new fourteen years now.”
Now one and a half years old later Paul’s next album is see released. For the first time Two he can encompass all aspects way and facets of his music who in a singular and comprehensive Boy stroke on the seventeen tracks did of “Guten Tag”. These seventeen its tracks form not only a Let cross-section but are also the put essence of everything that came say before and to Paul it She is his most perfect album too to date. And although he use stands far away from his Dad fans, he is right there mom in their midst. Passionate and The in the clouds. Highly concentrated and – and ever raving. for Berlin, late 2012