The Upful LIFE Podcast – Ep.075: KRUDER & DORFMEISTER





Live & direct from their studio in Vienna, Austria, iconic electronic producer/DJ duo KRUDER & DORFMEISTER tap into the Upful LIFE.  On Episode 075, Peter Kruder & Richard Dorfmeister pull up for a colorful, career-spanning conversation, both fellas waxing nostalgic & piloting the wayback machine through the pair’s prolific, pioneering journey in sound. Our chat starts at the 22min mark.

  • 00:00 – episode preview
  • 04:30 – our sponsors: iamAVL, & Love That Baby
  • 09:00 – The Upful Update
  • 13:00 – Introducing KRUDER & DORFMEISTER
  • 22:00 – Conversation w/ Peter Kruder & Richard Dorfmeister [83min]
  • 1:45:45 – Afterglow & Vibe Junkie JAMZ

Listening to these two fine gentleman humourously reflect on their embryonic origin story and enduring connection was nothing short of a pinch-me, bucket-list, feather-in-the-Kangol experience for your humble narrator, as K&D music remains among the most sacred in my lifetime playlist.

Pod topics include:

  • the serendipitous rendezvous that first brought them together.
  • exploring their idiosyncratic creativity & DIY modus operandi.
  • Atari to Ableton: sampling obsession & tech/gear evolution.
  • the lost mystique of vinyl crate-digging.
  • their early days of globe-trotting.
  • developing a trademark sound/aesthetic.
  • crafting genre-defining records & timeless remixes: G-Stoned, DJ Kicks, K&D Sessions, 1995
  • reinventing themselves onstage w/ a sensational comeback 3 decades deep.
  • K&D’s virgin sojourn to Burning Man aka the Black Rock Mudpacolypse 2023.


Kruder & Dorfmeister Bio

During the 1990s, Vienna, Austria-based producer/DJs Kruder & Dorfmeister helped invent the electronic music genre known as downtempo/trip-hop. Their presence has loomed large over the scene ever since, despite a relatively small discography as a duo.  With 1993 EP G-Stoned– the first release on their similarly titled record label – the pair established a laconic, smoked-out, organic sound & aesthetic rich in live instrumentation. K&D are well-known to incorporate acid jazz, dub, house, atmospheric drum & bass, hip-hop, bossa nova, funk, soul and beyond into their trademark, succulent sonic gumbo.

The duo built up a lengthy résumé of remixes for a diverse smattering of artists, including Roni Size, David Holmes, Depeche Mode, and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony. Several of these were aggregated on the landmark double-album The K&D Sessions (1998), which was lavished with much critical acclaim upon release and its reputation continues to age like a fine wine. Over the years, the two producers remained active with solo work and adjacent projects (most notably ToscaDorfmeister‘s duo with Rupert Huber, and Peter with Peace Orchestra). 1995, a fantastic full-length studio album of original material that had been mysteriously shelved for a quarter century, was unearthed and released in 2020.

Kruder & Dorfmeister are currently celebrating their 30th anniversary with an expansive world tour that unveils an authentic, emotional, kaleidoscopic audio/visual concert experience.


Eternal thanks to Peter & Richard for the time, music, & energy. bg






Vibe Junkie JAMZ

“Speechless” – Count Basic [K&D drum & bass remix]

“Useless” – Depeche Mode [K&D remix]

“Everybody Loves the Sunshine” [Roy Ayers remixed by NETSKY]



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