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Paul Kalkbrenner
Re-entry
Position: 
97

Questions Top100 DJs 2004 - Euan McGraw - 2017-10-16 13:18

A former regular in the Top 100 DJs poll, Paul Kalkbrenner makes a very welcome return for the first time since 2012. And it’s easy to see why. In 2016, the Berlin producer’s new ‘Back To The Future’ mix series garnered acclaim across the globe. Trawling through YouTube, Kalkbrenner set up a playlist of 5,000 songs from his youth, growing up listening to radio in East Germany. He eventually whittled these down, and built his own edits, turning out a trilogy of mixtapes featuring 65 tracks in total. Throughout 2017, the Berlin Calling star has toured the work with his renowned live act, and in April even sold out his entire European tour within a week of tickets going live. The show has also seen Paul back on the Tomorrowland main stage, after becoming the first techno act to play there ever in 2016.

Kalkbrenner remains a favourite amongst dedicated techno-heads, but has picked up fans from far and wide thanks to his heart-warming melodic tracks — plus that cheeky grin and his insistence on always sporting a Germany football shirt instead of some designer guff onstage doesn’t go amiss either! 

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