Berlin’s Paul Kalkbrenner is a unique international talent. In fact, with seven studio albums and more than 2.4 million Facebook fans, he is one of techno’s biggest superstars. Paul Kalkbrenner’s demanding compositions are full of energy; they exist to take listeners away from the weekly grind, into rapture—into art, ecstasy, absurdity friendship, hope and love. Paul Kalkbrenner’s eighth album, Parts Of Life (released May 18), comes a decade after his Double Platinum selling LP Berlin Calling, and feels similarly definitive for an artist who has spent the last 10 years topping charts and performing his singular strain of grand techno to ever growing audiences.
Considering his meteoric rise to fame, it would be easy to stereotype Black Coffee as just another black diamond. But as he proved on his South African Music Award-winning album “Home Brewed”, this DJ and producer defies convention. Sidestepping Afro-house clichés, Black Coffee's penchant is for true Afropolitan house: home-brewed but fresh and future-focused. Expect almost sculptural balance and beauty. From family, to community, to clan, to culture, to country, to the world; all are blessed with the prodigious talent and productivity of such a great creative genius, as is Black Coffee.