GDD™ Morning Update: Kraftwerk, Paul Kalkbrenner, John Talabot, Todd Terje


Kraftwerk announce LA residency
Paul Kalkbrenner Announces Debut North American Solo Tour
• Watch John Talabot Perform Live in Budapest
• Stream a new Todd Terje single, ‘Spiral’ / ‘Q’


Kraftwerk announce LA residency

The electronic pioneers will bring their back catalogue residency series to LA next year.

Last year, Kraftwerk brought 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 to New York, Dusseldorf, and London, playing their eight studio albums in full, each on a different night and accompanied by 3D visualizations.

Next year, the residency tour will touch down in Los Angeles, at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Ticket registration will run from December 3-6, with sales beginning on December 11; click herefor further details. The schedule, along with the band’s dates in Sweden and Mexico City, are below.

Over the summer, bandleader Ralf Hütter confirmed that the band is focusing on producing a new album, their follow-up to 2003′s Tour De France soundtracks.

01/21 – Stockholm, SE @ Cirkus
01/22 – Stockholm, SE @ Cirkus
01/23 – Stockholm, SE @ Cirkus (early show)
01/23 – Stockholm, SE @ Cirkus (late show)
03/13 – Mexico City, MX @ El Plaza Condesa
03/14 – Mexico City, MX @ El Plaza Condesa
03/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Walt Disney Concert Hall (early) [Autobahn]
03/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Walt Disney Concert Hall (late) [Radio-Activity]
03/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Walt Disney Concert Hall (early) [Trans Europe Express]
03/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Walt Disney Concert Hall (late) [The Man-Machine]
03/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Walt Disney Concert Hall (early) [Computer World]
03/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Walt Disney Concert Hall (late) [Techno Pop]
03/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Walt Disney Concert Hall (early) [The Mix]
03/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Walt Disney Concert Hall (late) [Tour de France]

(via FACT Mag)


Paul Kalkbrenner Announces Debut North American Solo Tour


Paul Kalkbrenner today announced his first solo live tour of America. Synonymous with Berlin techno, Kalkbrenner is one of electronic music’s most singular artists, who despite topping charts and selling out arenas continues to play the style of techno that has defined his career over seven albums: propulsive and melodic, dark yet uplifting.

After joining Sonar On Tour last year in America and playing Coachella’s Sahara Stage this year, Kalkbrenner just played a three-hour live sold-out show at NYC’s Output. The forthcoming US tour follows the release of his seventh studio album, ‘Guten Tag’, self-released on Paul Kalkbrenner Music, it was a top 5 album in Germany and a No.1 record in Switzerland.

Watch the video for his most recent single ‘Der Buhold’, from ‘Guten Tag’ here:

Kalkbrenner’s Guten Tag North American tour will take in six dates in at revered concert venues including NYC’s Webster Hall, Chicago’s Metro and the Henry Fonda in Los Angeles, the tour kicks offDecember 5 in NYC. As with all Kalbrenner shows, all tour performances will be live.
A dance music crossover act, who crossed over before the term EDM was even conceived, Kalkbrenner is a Platinum selling artist, who’s track ‘Sky + Sand’ broke the German singles record, spending over 127 consecutive weeks in the Top 100. He has pushed further boundaries with his outstanding and unconventional performance as ‘Ickarus’ in the cult movie ‘Berlin Calling’, which was an unflinching look into one of the world’s most revered sub-cultures, Berlin’s techno scene. Kalkbrenner produced and recorded the movie’s soundtrack, which has sold over 250,000 album copies.
At 15 years old Kalkbrenner became obsessed with collecting the records that were soundtracking the first wave of Berlin’s iconic clubs, Tresor, Planet, Walfisch and E-Werk. He started producing his own music and forged a long-standing relationship with Ellen Allien’s highly influential Berlin label bPitch Control. In 2011 he launched his own label self-releasing his sixth album ‘Icke Wieder’, followed by his seventh, ‘Guten Tag’ 18 months later. Both of his self-released albums were top 5 albums in Germany. His 2011 album tour sold over 125,000 tickets.

Tour dates:

Dec 5 – NYC – Webster Hall
Dec 6 – Montreal – Telus Theatre
Dec 7 – Toronto – Phoenix Concert Theatre
Dec 8 – Chicago – Metro
Dec 13 – Los Angeles – Henry Fonda
Dec 15 – San Francisco – Mezzanine


Watch John Talabot Perform Live in Budapest


Spanish house specialist John Talabot is certainly no stranger to crafting top-notch tunes in the studio, but he’s also built a solid reputation for himself as an excellent live act with frequent collaborator Pional. So it’s no wonder that the two musicians get booked at just about every festival in the world with a quality lineup—including Budapest’s Electronic Beats Festival, which just released this live footage of John Talabot performing two cuts from the XLR8R Pick’d ƒIN LP and one from 2011’s Families EP for Young Turks. Bathed in red lights and balmy vibes, the pair of artists work out their Balearic grooves in front of an entranced audience. The whole clip of John Talabot’s recent live set can be seen below.

(via XLR8R)


Stream a new Todd Terje single, ‘Spiral’ / ‘Q’


Norwegian disco champion Todd Terje has announced a new single, ‘Spiral’ / ‘Q’.

Clocking in at 20 minutes total, it’s Terje’s second solo single of the year, and keeps up the form that saw him conquer dancefloors with 2011′s’s ubiquitous ‘Ragysh’ (not to mention subsequent releases like It’s The Arps). ‘Spiral’ / ‘Q’ is out now, and can be streamed below.

(via FACT Mag)