Kruder & Dorfmeister

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About Kruder & Dorfmeister

Austrian producers and DJs Kruder & Dorfmeister helped shape the sound of the after-hours electronic music genre known as downtempo during the 1990s, and their presence has loomed large over the scene ever since, despite their relatively small discography as a duo. First appearing with the 1993 EP G-Stoned, the pair established a relaxed, organic sound influenced by acid jazz, dub, and mellow hip-hop. Two mix albums, both released in 1996, additionally embraced atmospheric drum'n'bass. The K&D Sessions (1998) collected their remixes for Depeche Mode, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Roni Size, and others; the acclaimed set continues to be one of the best-selling downtempo/trip-hop releases. The two producers have since remained active with solo work and additional projects, and have continued touring as a live act as well as a DJ team. 1995, a full-length studio album of material that had been shelved for 25 years, was unearthed in 2020.

Vienna, Austria

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