Kruder & Dorfmeister : chilling out with the Austrian downbeat masters
Peter Kruder and Richard Dorfmeister, are known for their mixes usually flavored with sampler-processed vocals, deep bassline dub, trip-hop elements, bossa grooves and smoothly-shaped echoes to achieve their unique sound. Released in 1998, 11 years ago, Sessions still sounds fresh today and is by far my favorite downtempo album of all time. One of those rare albums you can listen to from start to end. It swoops and rolls, slides and shuffles, cossets and supports then messes you up with ghostly, icy fingers tickling your very soul. The darkness of Rockers Hi-Fi’s “Going Under” is good example of that. This song was not only used in one mainstream movie but two : Layer cake with Daniel Craig and also Steven Soderberg’s Traffic in 2000. EVERY TIME I played one of their songs on radio, someone called to know what it was. It’s that essential. If this isn’t in your collection…then there’s something wrong with you.
Rockers Hi-Fi – Going under [K&D main version : 1996]