It’s questionable whether we should call German techno icon and occasional film star Paul Kalkbrenner a DJ at all. For years he’s been blurring the lines between dance sets and live performance; throwing drum machines and synths in amongst his tunes to create immensely melodic, passionate club experiences like no other.
Semantics aside, we’re more than happy to celebrate the enigmatic performer’s talents here. Few other artists have expanded the boundaries of dance music over the past decade in the way Kalkbrenner has, and the rockstar-like status he seems to enjoy in his native Berlin is certainly well-deserved.
Check out Paul Kalkbrenner releases on Beatport