Viennese artist, producer and DJ Peter Kruder is one of the legendary figures in electronic music. Since the release of the "G-Stoned" EP (G-Stone, 1994), together with his partner Richard Dorfmeister as Kruder and Dorfmeister, his name is synonymous for outstanding quality sound production coupled with the taste and style of his DJ sets.
The Kruder and Dorfmeister releases "DJ Kicks" (!K7, 1996) and "K&D Sessions" (!K7, 1998) are considered pioneering in electronic music. The sound that was formulated became known as "downtempo“, showing that electronic music need not be confined to cold sounds and metallic beats but could embody sensuality and a deep soulfulness. Both releases have been global bestsellers, with „K&D Sessions“ having sold more than one million copies worldwide and being considered one of the most influential albums of the 1990s. The magic Kruder and Dorfmeister sound has a longevity and highly influential legacy that shows no signs of fading.
In parallel to his partnership with Dorfmeister, Peter Kruder has always followed his solo projects. In 1999, Kruder released his highly acclaimed debut album "Peace Orchestra", which combined the dark musical sensuality of Central Europe with a granulated mix of soul, hip hop, jazz and dub music. Peter Kruder solo remixes soon were in demand and he reworked Bebel Gilberto, Fauna Flash and various other artists. With Fauna Flash - Munich DJs and producers Christian Prommer and Roland Appel - Kruder kicked off the Voom Voom project in 2001, which focused on a new interpretation of the vast legacy of detroit techno and deep house. For Kruder, Munich, home to the disco explosion of the 1970s amongst others, was a city of catharsis in which he found his love for club music. Soon, the first Voom Voom singles were released to massive acclaim and led up to the much loved debut album on !K7.
Throughout the last decade, Peter Kruder produced various artists, such as Marsmobil from Munich as well as DJ Hell ́s highly acclaimed "Teufelswerk" album. Additionally, Peter has released various singles under his own name on labels such as Gigolo Records, Macro and Compost Records. As a DJ, Kruder has been spinning since the early 1990s, with more than two decades of club experience nurtured by innumerable gigs in all corners of the world. Kruder is now internationally known for impeccably mixed and originally selected DJ sets.
2010 saw the 16th anniversary of Kruder & Dorfmeister and G-Stone which resulted in the "Sixteen F**kin Years Of G-Stone Recordings“ compilation and the development of the "K&D Sessions Live“ show with Richard Dorfmeister. After playing music by other people in their situationist inspired 4 hour DJ set shows, K&D decided it was time to present the past, present and future of their music in a fully staged spectacle. 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, Sonar Festival and numerous other high profile festivals, the "K&D Sessions Live“ show became an instant success and a world tour ensued. Currently, Peter Kruder is holed up deep in his studio, reworking and tweaking, soon to begin the work on the mixdown of the Kruder & Dorfmeister album, scheduled for a 2013 release.
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)