Rory Weller checks out the Austrian duo, Kruder 8: Dorfniei'ster
Name Peter Kruder and Richard Dorfmeister.
Age Knocking on the door of 30.
And they're from where? Vienna. What do they do? The duo produce for their own label G Stone (standing for ‘Grind Stone') as well as the likes of Ninja and Wall of Sound, remix for a whole bunch of people and DJ all round the world.
Who should we file them next to?
Think DJ Krush, DJ Shadow, Howie 8, DJ
Cam or Coldcut.
How long have they been working together They've been mates for ages, both following careers in music, DJing and playing in vaguely hip hop bands: Kruder (Moreaus), Dorfmeister (Sin). They got bored and decided to move into more experimental territory together, setting up studios 6 Stone 1 and 2 at home.
Weren’t these Viennese blokes involved in the whole 'trip hop' thing way back? Surely. The ’High Noon‘ track off the EP '6 Stoned' - which had the pair of them in a Simon and Garfunkel Bookends —- pose is a trip hop seminal classic, don't you know.
But they're not doing this now? No, wisely they got out before the nurdey trip hop virus took hold of them, venturing into jazzy, funky elettronica, dope beats, drum 'n’ bass, that sort of thing.
Who have they remixed? Loads of people, from William Orbit, United Future Organisation and Bomb The Bass to Lamb. tn the case of United Future Organisation, they based a whole track round UFO's Raphael Sebbag leaving a message on their answer machine asking if they could do ‘a tune for us', which they did, calling it unsurprisingly, ‘A Tune For Us‘.
They're pretty well known for their 0/ Kicks mix album, was it something they
were keen to do? Maybe not: the sleeve
notes say they only did it after being presented with ’drugs, money, mo' drugs and mo‘ money, and then some gals and their sisters'. It doesn't say whether they took up the whole offer though.
I Kruder & Dorfmei'ster DJ at Psy-phi', The Sub Club, Thu 23 Jul.
62 THE LIST 9--23 Jul 1998
I Rumble at The Garage. llplli~3gtllL £3 (£2). Cardow arid Ross with an exceptionally busy night of cltarty dance faves. cheap drinks atid drunk students. Sno ytastic!
I S y at Trash. llpiti—3am. £4 (£3). The guys wlto ran the monthly events at The Tunnel. combining house with outrageous behaviour. start tip this new weekly night offering tnore of the same. Neil and Frog in the main room for big anthems and cheesy nonsense. plus Disco Dan in Rooiti Two. Dress tip in some sort of sexy/glammy gear and you get iii tree. Drinks promos.
I Tchic at The Apartment. .‘ylidnight—3am. £3. DJ Tchico (Virunga) with a night of R ’n' B. swing aitd hip hop. Drinks promos.
I TVR at The Velvet Rooms. llpm--3atn. £4 (£3). Dance arid sotil mix from DJ Skud iii the main mom getting away from the usual studetit cheese. All drinks £ l. I Wanna Play? l().3()pin—3.30am. £4 (£2.50 with tnatric card). Student night featuring Kevin and Scott (Tunnel weekends) and Lisa. playing a mix of classic house anthems plus treasure hunts and wheel of fortune. Drinks promos.
I The Ark at The Tunnel. llpnt— 3.30am. £7 (£5). If you've got a new YSL shirt or Dolce ck Gabanna frock and you‘re wondering where to go. it's gotta be The Tunnel tonight. Top class international DJ. producer and shop assistant Michael Kilkie. Scott Mackay and '/.ammo (Rhumba) take no prisoners in the main room for large-scale hard house dancetloor detonators. plus Duncan Reid and Simon Foy iii Room Two. All drinks £l beforell3llam. Smart. stylish attd glatntny. l() Jttly. top class international DJ and boss of Perfecto records. Paul ()akenfold guests for a trancey hard house night.
I Bar 10 liplliAc‘lOsC. Free. Stevie Donaldson atid Bios with supervtpiality. minimal house and techno. for a crowd making sure the weekend kicks off with art almighty bang. Pre-club.
I Bargo 8pm midnight. Free. Regular pie-club night at this phenomenal bar in the Merchant City. with guest DJs on an underground dance y ibe.
I Bennets ll.3()ptii 3am. £4 (£3 i. Grattt Duff with ati upbeat dance night. Gay.
I Bom at The Bom. llpnr 3am. £5. House and dance anthems from Keith Pyper and Steven Foy‘ at this new venue still trying to find its feet.
I Bankers at Bonkers. llpm-—3ain. £4 after midnight. £3 before. Club classics at this after-office hang—out with residents David Campbell atid Nobble Whitelaw. I Brass Monkeys at King This \y'ali Walt Hut. Spin-midnight. Free. ll) July attd fortnightly. Big beat pre-club.
I Budda at Budda. Spin -midnigltt. Free. Solemusic's Stevie Middleton with laid- back garage and deep house. Drrnks promos. Pre-club.
I Buena Vista at Glasgow School Of Art (downstairs). l()pin—2.3l)am. £3. A slice of Latin jazz. and funk from Mark and Michael of Delaneys Rliytlitti Section with Nick Peacock (Back To .la/I.) playing the last Friday of every tiioiitli. I Bump 'n' Hussle at Baba/a. 5.3()pm---3ain (DJs from llpiti). £5 (free before llpm). £5. Paul 'l‘raynor with house. RtltB attd soul classics fora dressy. drinky. junip-about-a-bit crowd. I Crucial Vibes at The Bedsit. ()pin—Zam. £2 (free before llpitt). l7 July attd fortnightly. DJ Gus playing all the latest and classics in reggae. ragga. dtib attd roots.
I Cul De Sac Cul De Sac Bar. 0- llpiti. Free. Anton and Doug with pre-club head phunk.
I Deep Fried at The l3lh Note (‘ltih llpm-3am. £3. The Kung Funk Collective with reggae. dub and mellow grooves on the ground floor arid hip hop. big beat and funk in the basement. Note that The l3th Note has now moved to Clyde Street and is open as a bar from 8pm.
I Exotica at The (CA Cafe Bar.
‘)pni- midnight. bi'ee. Andy Divine atid Hush Puppy playing an easy listening and stitltttlll'iztiis mix for a pt‘e-Art School crowd.
I Fellatio at Bar Sauza. Spin~midnight Free. ()oh er missus. rude-word club- name shocker. Deep Pltilly ftiitk. house and garage arid (hopefully) sortie saucy posters. Pie-club.
I 4th Dimension at The Baby Grand. Uplii-lliltllilglil. Free. Andy Young attd Danny play jau. Brazilian. soul. fusion and funk. Drinks promos. Pt'e—club.
I Katch at The Cathouse.
l().3()pni -3ain. £3 (£2.50; free before l|.3()pm ). Three floors of rock. hip hop. chemical beats. grunge and contemporary indie. Drinks promos.
I Lime at The Lime. llpmv—3am. £4 (£3). DJ Cammy with house. garage and nu soul. Drinks promos.
I Love Bug at The Garage.
l().3l)pni- 3am. £3 (£4). An eclectic mix ofgood-tiine party tunes. Drinks promos. I Mojo at Mojo. ‘)pm midnight. Free. DJ Sctid (Reds/Velvet Rooms) w llll soulful garage and disco grooves.
I Parklife at The Arena. ll).3()pm— 3am. £4 (£3 ). Glasgow‘s first aitd foremost liritpop iiigltt. playing classic dance/pop/itidie/retro/soul sounds from the ()()s it) the Wis. Drinks pt‘otllos all night.
I Polo Lounge at The Polo Lounge. llpiii 3am. £5. Take the choice of the Polo Lounge upstairs. open until 3am. downstairs for DJ Michelle iii the main club with ‘)()s cltib aitd indie or down in the Trophy Room with lna fora more commercial mix. Gay.
I Pure at The Sub Club. llpm- 3am. £7 (£5 membeis). l7 July and monthly. More classic techno action from Twitch. The Bill atid Brainstorm. the crew who made the Pure night iii lidinburgh one of the itiost credible and highly respected clubs of its type in the country.
I Radio City at The Attic. l().3()pm-3am. £3 (£2 ). The original retro club. playing Stax. Motown. Stones. The Who. etc.
I Rapt at The .-\parttnent. l lpm—3am. £8. Jim Da Best playing a wildly eclectic mix of big tunes. crossing genres like nobody".s business.
Harri: Sub Culture. Sub Club. Saturdays
I Sabroso! at Havana. Rpm—midnight. Free. Club Cubana's Duncan Kane and Shannon Shiell joined by Ana and Farah for a wide range of hi-NRG Latin and tropical floor-shakers from techno- merengue to the latest Latin rap. via smooth salsa and retro Latin grooves.
I Salsa Sabrosa at The l3llt Note Club (basement). 8pm—l().45pm. £4 (£3.50). Karen Pasi takes her massively popular Salsa classes from The Lime down to The 13th Note every Friday night. Beginners welcome. Pre-club. Free tickets available for the club that runs afterwards.
I Shag at Fury MuiTy's. llpm—3.l5am. £4 (£3). The sexiest. cheesiest tunes ever. frotn Mark and James G.
I Skank at The Halt Bar. 9pm-midnight. Free. Crucial vibes guys getting you ‘irie for the night ahead‘ apparently. Well handy for their Bedsit do every other Friday too.
I Spectrum at Archaos. l()pm-~3ain. £7 (£5). Latest outing for the Colours crew'. with house for a glammed-up crowd from residents Joti Mancini and Geoff Montford. Hip hop in the first bar. Drinks promos.
I Strathclyde University Student Union l()pm-3am. Free. Cheesy dance and indie iii Level 8 and The Dark Room. I Strawberry Fields at Strawberry Fields. ‘)piii—3am. £5. Party night with ()()s sounds.
I Tangent at The Sub Club. llpm—‘3am. ll) July and fortnightly. £7 (£5). More love and guts froin the Tangent crew of A-man and Pattie who are now firmly established as the credible Friday night alternative. mixing up funky house. techno and a whole bunch of weird shit. I Tchico at Russell's Bar/Cafe. 8—1 lpm. Free. DJ Tchico with R633. hip hop attd swing.
I Trash at Trash. llpm—3am. £5 (£4). Funky house in Rooin ()ne. street soul. swing and classic grooves in Room Two from DJ Grahame.
I Un-cut at The Arches. llpm—3am. £5. New weekly night that replaces the gaping hole left by Slam's recent departure. Slam are executive producers of the night and it's got their seal of excellence. with hotshot DJ Q in residence every week. joined by Craig