Nostalgic news for ravers of a certain vintage.
The !K7 label is reissuing The K&D Sessions, a 1998 compilation of original tracks, dubs and remixes by Peter Kruder and Richard Dorfmeister that became a staple of bleary-eyed and blunted after-parties, soothing weary ears with their bass-heavy, downbeat moods drawing on funk, jazz, hip hop, dub and d’n’b.
The compilation has never been officially available digitally and has long since been deleted on vinyl, with copies going for big money when they do pop up. !K7 have spent painstaking years searching for the original rights holders and clearing the licenses in order to bring the album back in print, with a mastered-for-iTunes version coming on November 17 and a huge 5xLP vinyl box set and 2xCD reissue coming early next year, along with an audiophile quality digital version.
All new versions of the album feature three tracks not available on the original issue. Hear the original album in full, pre-order it now, and if you’re looking for an session where you can deploy the compilation to full effect, look no further than the new app that’s basically Tinder for after-parties.
Roni Size – Heroes. Kruder Bossa
Alex Reece – Jazzmaster. K&D Session
Count Basic – Speechless. Drum ‘n’ Bass
Rockers Hi Fi – Going Under. K&D Session
Bomb The Bass – Bug Powder Dust. K&D Session
Afrodelics – Rollin’ On Chrome. Wild Motherfucker Dub
Depeche Mode – Useless. K&D Session
Count Basic – Gotta Jazz
Rainer Truby Trio – Donaueschingen. Kruder Mix
Lamb – Transfatty Acid. K&D Session
David Holmes – Gone. K&D Session
Sofa Surfers – Sofa Rockers. Dorfmeister MIx
Mama Oliver – Eastwest / Stoned Together. Dorfmeister Mix
Bomb The Bass – Bug Powder Dust. K&D Dub
Kruder & Dorfmeister – Boogie Woogie
Sin – Where Shall I Turn. K&D Session Vol.2
Bone Thugs ‘N’ Harmony – 1st Of The Month. K&D Instrumental
Kruder & Dorfmeister – Lexicon
Knowtoryous – Bomberclaad Joint. K&D Session
Rockers Hi Fi – Going Under. Evil Love & Insanity Dub
Strange Cargo – Million Town. K&D Session
Knowtoryous – The Revenge of the Bomberclad Joint: The Kruder & Dorfmeister Session Pt. II (The Lost Tapes) ***
Count Basic – Strange Life (K&D Remix) ***
Count Basic – Hide & Seek (K&D Remix) ***
*** Bonus tracks