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There is much that can be said about the current state of the majority of Dance music hitting the web on a daily basis. But never one to conform to the norm, Berlin’s Fritz Kalkbrenner continues to prove himself far from just the ‘other Kalkbrenner kid’ as he returns to follow up 2009’s ”Here Today Gone Tomorrow” with the release his long-awaited second studio album, ”Sick Travellin.”

Rife with rigid beats and warm melodics throughout, his new 13-track full-length is a collection of the smooth chords and sophisticated bass grooves that Fritz has become a beacon to. With the ‘hands in the air’ moments now so commonly associated with European Electronic music, there is evidently still time for the calm and collected movements that Kalkbrenner does all too well if this album is anything to go by. Despite not being as thoroughly diverse as one would’ve hoped, ‘Sick Travellin’ is a positive nod to the inimitable minimalistic charm that the German producer has encompassed over his years on the beat.

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Far from just ‘the other Kalkbrenner kid’, Berlin’s Fritz Kalkbrenner is back to release the first single off of his long-awaited second studio album. It may have been four years since he donned his vintage vocals to Paul and his ‘Sky And Sand’, but if ‘Get A Life’ is any indiciation, Fritz’s unique hold on the genre has certainly not slipped since.

In true Kalkbrenner fashion, Fritz fuses his delicate vocal line with smooth chords and a sophisticated bass groove to make for a movie-like piece of music rather than a club track. Invoking that feeling of watching a rainy landscape pass by through the window of a fast-going car, ‘Get A Life’ sees Fritz continue to prove that there is more to Dance music than high-pitched synths and grinding Electro House.

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Fritz Kalkbrenner’s upcoming second studio album is called ”Sick Travellin” and will be released October 19.

Far from just ‘the other Kalkbrenner kid’, Berlin’s Fritz Kalkbrenner is back to unveil the first single off of his long-awaited second studio album. It may have been four years since he donned his vintage vocals to Paul and his ‘Sky And Sand’, but if ‘Get A Life’ is any indiciation, Fritz’s unique hold on the genre has certainly not slipped of late.

In true Kalkbrenner fashion, Fritz fuses his delicate vocal line with smooth chords and a sophisticated bass groove to make for a movie-like piece of music rather than a club gem. Invoking that feeling of watching a rainy landscape pass by through the window of a fast-going car, ‘Get A Life’ sees Fritz continue to prove that there is more to Dance music than high-pitched synths and grinding Electro House.

Out September 21 on Suol.

Cut from the same familial cloth as the enigmatic Paul Kalkbrenner, brother and equally impressive Berlin Electronic asset Fritz Kalkbrenner is far from just ‘the other Kalkbrenner kid’. Fusing seamlessly rigid beats with warm melodics at every given opportunity, from soulful Electronic tracks to movie scores, Fritz is one eclectic European asset.

Premiered by Pete Tong’s for the Essential Selection show, ‘Ruby Lee’ remains as integrally German in attitude and Electronic aptitude as his former offerings, fusing a delicate vocal line with smooth chords and a sophisticated bass groove to make for a movie-like piece of music rather than a club anthem. While the ‘hands in the air’ moments now so commonly associated with European Electronic music, there is evidently still time for the calm and collected movements that Kalkbrenner does all too well and his musical maturity reigns as all too inviting on the modern front.

Included in this new Kalkbrenner EP is also a slightly edited version of the Henrik Schwarz remix for Fritz’ own classic ‘Right In The Dark’.

Fritz Kalkbrenner – Suol Mates EP [Suol] – Beatport Link

Fritz Kalkbrenner – Suol Mates EP

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Cut from the same familial cloth as the enigmatic Paul Kalkbrenner, brother and equally impressive Berlin Electronic asset Fritz Kalkbrenner is far from just ‘the other Kalkbrenner kid’. Fusing seamlessly rigid beats with warm melodics at every given opportunity, from soulful Electronic tracks to movie scores, Fritz is one eclectic European asset.

Premiered by Pete Tong’s for the Essential Selection show, ‘Ruby Lee’ remains as integrally German in attitude and Electronic aptitude as his former offerings, fusing a delicate vocal line with smooth chords and a sophisticated bass groove to make for a movie-like piece of music rather than a club anthem. While the ‘hands in the air’ moments now so commonly associated with European Electronic music, there is evidently still time for the calm and collected movements that Kalkbrenner does all too well and his musical maturity reigns as all too inviting on the modern front.

Words by Dan Carter

Although he’s not as acclaimed as his big brother, the techno legend that is Paul Kalkbrenner, Fritz Kalkbrenner has surely proven to be as talented. Unlike his brother, with whom he had his break-through in 2008 and the co-production of the soundtracks for a motion picture called ”Berlin Calling” whereof Sky And Sand has been an absolutely blinding underground anthem to date, Fritz’ outputs tend to have a warmer attribute. Representing the Berlin-based Suol label which is known for delivering emotional and top notch offerings within deep and the underground scene in general, the 30 year old German comes out with a sophisticated and spiritual record named Wes. Built upon soulful trumpet sounds, looming baselines and sweeping synth lines, Wes is the newest hit record out from camp Kalkbrenner.

Fritz Kalkbrenner – Wes [Suol] – Beatport Link

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