In the techno scene, Paul Kalkbrenner is a superstar. He’s talented, ambitious and super successful with his feet firmly on the ground and a playful desire to experiment.
Rooted in his hometown of Berlin, Germany, Paul is a unique international talent - happy to rave with the best of them but renowned for a deeper musical mood. Paul is the guy who can go, hands in the air - to full dance floor delirium, but his head will never spin all the way off.
Paul Kalkbrenner’s demanding compositions are full of energy tempered by moments of quiet. They exist in the here and now, to take listeners away from their everyday, from the weekly grind, into rapture - where there is also art, ecstasy, absurdity, friendship, hope and love.
When techno first broke out, following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Paul was twelve. He watched as East Berlin became a kind of anarchic playground for a generation that had been oppressed most of their lives – these young citizens had been freed from an overbearing state and techno became their way of expression.
In the autumn of 1992, together with his friend Sascha Funke, Paul started to DJ, they played their first gigs at local youth clubs, where oth...