Kruder & Dorfmeister: The 16 F**king Years Anniversary Session, Were Ya There?

The Austrian downtempo-dub pioneers, Kruder & Dorfmeister, performed at the Best Buy Theater two days ago in their first live New York City appearance in nine years.  Accompanying the two was MC Earl Zinger, who, as described by New York Times‘ Jon Parales, could have been “the Joel Grey of electronica, intoning introductions, singing and dancing around with springing moves.”  Ras MC T Weed also performed, singing with “hints of reggae and Stevie Wonder.”  Video projections by Fritz Fitzke “framed Mr. Kruder Mr Dorfmeister in vertiginous glory, with flashing geometric lines and floating landscapes.”

Through it all, Kruder and Dormeister were “sleekly propulsive as ever.”  Their set blended a vast array of beats, electro synthesizers, and rhythms that exuded a “suave, unchallenging pleasure.”  The show ended with a rewrite of the Beatles’ “Let It Be”, with the lyrics written as “K & D”, instead.  Their current tour is celebrating the 16th anniversary of the label they founded in Vienna, G-Stone Recordings – their brilliant new 2xCD compilation is in stores now, providing some of the label’s greatest hits alongside envelope-pushing new tracks.

Check out the New York Times‘ review of the show: “Old-School Electronica to Trip the Mind, Tickle the Eye and Sway the Body”

Photo Credit: New York Times

Upcoming Tour Info

Oct 15 Kruder & Dorfmeister @ Club Nokia, Los Angeles
Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/090044D2ED2A7B32?brand=clubnokia
Oct 16 Kruder & Dorfmeister @ Treasure Island Festival, San Francisco
Tickets and further infos: http://treasureislandfestival.com
Oct 22 Kruder & Dorfmeister @ Roundhouse, London
Tickets: http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/book-tickets?perfno=5308
Nov 11 Kruder & Dorfmeister @ Astra, Berlin
Tickets: http://mct.tickets.de/de/customer/events/show/863-Kruder_&_Dorfmeister
Nov 12 Kruder & Dorfmeister @ Kesselhaus, München
Tickets: http://mct.tickets.de/de/customer/events/show/863-Kruder_&_Dorfmeister
Nov 13 Kruder & Dorfmeister @ E-Werk, Köln
Tickets: http://mct.tickets.de/de/customer/events/show/863-Kruder_&_Dorfmeister

Live Stream of Kruder & Dorfmeister at Heitere Festival

Latest tracks by G-Stone Recordings

If you like what you hear, make sure you check out the NYC Kruder & Dorfmeister show on October 12th at Best Buy Theater. Also performing are MC Earl Zinger & Ras MC T-Weed, Fritz Fitzke on Visuals, and DJ Nickodemus.

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Sixteen F**king Years of G-Stone Recordings, Kruder & Dorfmeister at Nokia Theatre (NYC) on October 12th

On Tuesday October 12th at Nokia Theatre Times Square, Kruder & Dorfmeister will return for their first NYC show in 9 years. The 16 F**king Years Anniversary Session will feature MC Earl Zinger & Ras MC T- Weed with visuals by Fritz Fitzke. More details on the NYC show here. They’re also celebrating their record label anniversary with a new compilation, to be released in October 2010:

Sixteen F**king Years Of G-Stone Recordings gathers the complete artist roster of G-Stone and specialists for every kind of beat: turntable masters Urbs and DJ DSL bring hip-hop and comedy to the table while the productions of Peter Kruder, Rodney Hunter and Megablast & Makossa contain every nuance of dance beats from techno and house to cosmic funk, not to mention an impressive mastery of all the dance-floor-exotica from Africa, Brazil and the rest of Latin America.

The G-Stone range is rounded off by Stereotype and d.kay presenting the post drum & bass interfaces of digi-technology, dubstep and cut-up riddims as well as the glitch-wonk-whatever present. Sugar B gets all wacky, Marsmobil sound Air-esk and Richard Dorfmeister & Rupert Huber‘s Tosca is meditative and experimental all at the same time.