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Paul Kalkbrenner

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Paul Kalkbrenner is really a DJ, musician, and manufacturer who became among the leading lighting for the German electronic music picture. Kalkbrenner was created in Leipzig in East Germany in 1977, and began monitoring the trumpet when he was eight. In 1989, because the Berlin Wall structure emerged down and East and Western world Germany had been reunified, the East eagerly embraced fresh freedoms, as well as the digital music picture was an urgent beneficiary as people attempt to go to town and accept the high-spirited character from the music. Kalkbrenner experienced already begun carrying out at youth night clubs in Leipzig by this time around, and he immersed himself in East Berlin’s flourishing club picture. In 1994, he started DJ’ing at several clubs, and worked well as an editor and specialist for German tv networks to financing his documenting and production attempts. As his combining skills improved, he began rotating his personal recordings instead of relying on other’s music, and in 1999 he authorized a agreement with BPitch Control, a well known EDM label founded by Ellen Allien. His debut EP, Friedrichshain, premiered that same 12 months beneath the name Paul dB+, and following a couple of well-received singles, Kalkbrenner’s 1st full-length recording, Superimpose, premiered in 2001 under his appropriate name. While carrying on release a singles, he discovered his calling within the much longer format and released a string of effective LPs including 2002’s Zeit and 2004’s Personal. After building himself as a high recording musician and live DJ, Kalkbrenner extended into the globe of filmmaking, dealing with movie director Hannes Stohr in the film Berlin Contacting, where Kalkbrenner played the best role, constructed the rating, and helped Stohr build the storyplot. Both his efficiency within the film and his 2008 soundtrack had been well-received; the record proceeded to go platinum and yielded the strike one “Sky and Fine sand,” which spent an archive 121 weeks in the German singles graph. His following two LPs, Icke Wieder (2011) and Guten Label (2012), both charted in the very best Five in Germany and Switzerland. In 2015, after 15 years launching music on indie labels, Kalkbrenner produced the proceed to a major, putting your signature on a long-term cope with Sony Music International/Columbia. His seventh LP, and initial for Columbia, basically titled 7, premiered in August 2015.

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Full Name Paul Kalkbrenner
Profession Actor, Music Producer, Film Score Composer, Electronic musician
Nationality German
Spouse Simina Grigoriu
Parents Jörn Kalkbrenner, Carla Kalkbrenner
Siblings Fritz Kalkbrenner
Music Songs Sky and Sand, Feed Your Head, Cloud Rider, Dockyard, Altes Kamuffel, Gebrünn Gebrünn, Jestrüpp, Das Gezabel, Since 77, Bengang, Square 1, Der Buhold, Atzepeng, A Million Days, Plätscher, Torted, Queer Fellow, Böxig Leise, Tone & Timber, Revolte, Kleines Bubu, Azure, Der Stabsvörnern, Mothertrucker, Papercut Pilot, Align the Engine, Gutes Nitzwerk, Kruppzeug, Der Breuzen, Bright Roller, Shuffleface, Schmökelung
Albums Icke wieder, Guten Tag, Berlin Calling, Maximalive, Superimpose, Self, Global Player, Zeit., 7, Reworks, X
Nominations Echo Award for Best National Newcomer, Echo Award for Dance National, Echo Award for Best Electronic/Club/Dance Artists, World Music Award for World's Best Electronic Dance Music Artist, DJ Award for Best Electronic Live Performance
Movies Paul Kalkbrenner - A Live Documentary, Berlin Calling


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Florian 2015 TV Mini-Series short performer: "Cloud Rider", "Mother Trucker", "Feed Your Head" / writer: "Cloud Rider", "Mother Trucker", "Feed Your Head"
Berlin Calling 2008 "Mango" / producer: "Sky and Sand" / writer: "Sky and Sand"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Florian 2015 TV Mini-Series short
Paul Kalkbrenner 2010 a Live Documentary 2010 Documentary
Berlin Calling 2008

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Florian 2015 TV Mini-Series short
Berlin Calling 2008 Martin 'DJ Ickarus' Karow

Music Department

Music Department

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Florian 2015 TV Mini-Series short musician

Producer

Producer

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Paul Kalkbrenner 2010 a Live Documentary 2010 Documentary producer

Sound Department

Sound Department

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Florian 2015 TV Mini-Series short sound mixer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
¡Atención obras! 2013 TV Series Himself
Berlin - Tag & Nacht 2012 TV Series Himself
Paul Kalkbrenner 2010 a Live Documentary 2010 Documentary Himself

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