└ Paul Kalkbrenner
└ └ Juan Atkins
└└└ John Barera
└ Gilles Wasserman
└└ Christian Voldstad
Kalkbrenner first had the idea for this unique concept in December 2014 when he spontaneously decided "to rediscover the music of his youth”, he remembers. After listening to more than 5000 classic tracks, he began to edit the material just for himself. That being said, the music needed to be heard, so he decided to upload the mixtapes for free. 1.5 million downloads later and the next step was obvious: A “Back To The Future” live tour. As ever with Paul, he’s dreamt up something really special for these live shows.
This is about recreating the club feeling of the early nineties. Paul expresses what the tour should evoke: “I am going to recreate the parties that I never could attend back then: from the flyers to the imagery on location to the chill-out area. That is only possible in venues that are smaller than the ones I usually perform at. My fans will experience a more intimate and exclusive live show.”
Renewing and digitalising all of his old music collection to sound fresh and new, Kalkbrenner has given his early back catalogue a makeover with all tracks sounding delectably current. Rolling Stone magazine described it as a “Viral Techno history lesson”. Whilst Mixmag said that Back To The Future is “A Musical account of Germany’s pivotal dance music scene”.
This experience will take you on a historical journey, but this is in no way a retro or old school show by any means. This is a celebration of where this music originated and where it is heading moving forward, henceforth ‘Back To The Future’.
Elsewhere is a new music venue & arts space in Bushwick, Brooklyn, built by the team behind the former Glasslands Gallery.
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