In the world of electronic music Richard Dorfmeister has left countless traces. Since the mid 1990s, the Vienna born artist, flute player, producer and DJ has released classic tracks and remixes with his partner Peter Kruder as Kruder and Dorfmeister.
Records by Kruder and Dorfmeister such as the "G-Stoned" EP on their own G-Stone label (1994) as well as the seminal "DJ Kicks" mix-compilation for !K7 (1996), and the "K&D Sessions" remix compilation (1998) are considered timeless masterpieces. The „K&D Sessions“ is a bestseller having sold more than one million copies since its release. On the musical side, the magic Kruder and Dorfmeister sound has not faded since.
Those same musical attributes brought to K&D are also apparent in Dorfmeisters Tosca project, which he initiated together with classical composer Rupert Huber. The two former class mates already played together in a band during school days. In 1995 they teamed up again and went electronic. The Tosca debut release "Chocolate Elvis" became an instant DJ hit with its laid back and jazzy vibe and a scat singer chanting on a „Chocolate Elvis“. The ensuing "Opera" album (1997) was released to much acclaim, adding to Dorfmeisters growing international name representing an electronic music sound with a very special organic touch. In between Kruder and Dorfmeister world tours and remix jobs, Tosca continuously released singles such as „Fuck Dub“ accompanied by breathtaking remix editions which always featured the current hot tickets in the remix scene. Following "Opera", Tosca released a body of work through various acclaimed albums "Suzuki" (2000), „Delhi 9“ (2003), "J.A.C" (2005), and "No Hassle" (2009), each release pushing the boundaries for electronic music beyond it ́s known confines. Tosca eventually also became a proper live act, which led to various live shows with Dorfmeister and Huber performing their music on instruments.
As if not being the busiest DJ and producer already, Richard Dorfmeister started to rub musical shoulders with Viennese duo Madrid De Los Austrias in the early 00s, and released more dance oriented house music tracks, which mirrored the club savvy side of the long time DJ and party sophisticat. With the Madrid De Los Austrias collaboration, he went full on dancefloor, which contrasted the laid back music he released with Tosca or Peter Kruder. As „Richard Dorfmeister vs. Madrid De Los Austrias“, he released a handful of singles and various remixes for Willie Bobo, Koop and Pressure Drop. These club oriented releases soon made him a household name as a solo DJ in the world ́s club scene. His eclectic and instant party guaranteeing sets led to countless DJ bookings around the globe.
The 16th anniversary of Kruder & Dorfmeister and G-Stone records in 2010 resulted in the "Sixteen F**king Years of G-Stone Recordings" compilation and the debut of a live show performance of the „K&D Sessions“ in which K&D presented their vision of past, present and future. The show included visuals by long time G-Stone VJ collaborator Fritz Fitzke and MC performances by Earl Zinger and MC Ras T-Weed. With performances at The Big Chill and numerous other high profile festivals, the „K&D Sessions Live“ show became an instant success and way to try new ideas live on an ensuing world tour. Lately, Richard Dorfmeister also added MC Ras T-Weed to his solo DJ sets for a new DJ / MC show collaboration.
QUOTESI never met such down to earth guys with such cool, relaxed and top professional suspension, appointment and attitude. DJ wise they are more than top world league, simply because they are both open minded, full spectrum, more then up to date, having a fantastic history in collecting, producing and remixing music, being advanced ever, and kicking while deep. From which, whom other top name world league DJs you can say or claim that ? Maybe two, three others. (Michael Reinboth (Compost) on Peter Kruder and Richard Dorfmeister)
- Richard Dorfmeister @ Württembergischer Kunstverein
- Stuttgart (Germany)
- Tosca @ Jazz Tibet Club
- Olomouc (Czech Republic)
- Tosca @ Spring Festival - Helmut List Halle
- Graz (Austria)
- Tosca @ City Beatz
- Bratislava (Slovakia)
- Richard Dorfmeister feat. Mc Ras T-Weed @ Week-end au bord de l'eau
- Sierre (Switzerland)
- Richard Dorfmeister feat. Mc Ras T-Weed @ Open-Air Arkadenhof
- Klagenfurt (Austria)
- Richard Dorfmeister @ Strombauamt
- Greifenstein (Austria)
- Tosca @ Tauron Festiwal Nowa Muzyka
- Katowice (Poland)