Published Nov 06, 2014Kruder & Dorfmeister's 1998 compilation The K&D Sessions is a landmark album for fans of downtempo electronic music, but official vinyl copies have become very difficult to track down over the years. That will finally change thanks to a reissue through !K7 Records, who will reissue the set digitally on November 17 and in physical forms next year.
This is the first time that the Austrian duo's trip-hop-leaning DJ mix has been officially available digitally. It has been mastered especially for iTunes, which means that it ought to sound a lot better than that version you've been streaming off of YouTube.
Sweetening the deal, the original tracklist is beefed up with three bonus cuts. See the expanded tracklist below. It's available to pre-order here.
The details for the physical version haven't yet been set in stone, but it will reportedly arrive on a double-CD and in a five-LP vinyl box set early next year.
Thanks to FACT for the tip.
The K&D Sessions:
1. Roni Size - "Heroes (Kruder Bossa)"
2. Alex Reece - "Jazzmaster (K&D Session)"
3. Count Basic - "Speechless (Drum 'n' Bass)"
4. Rockers Hi Fi - "Going Under (K&D Session)"
5. Bomb The Bass - "Bug Powder Dust (K&D Session)"
6. Afrodelics - "Rollin' On Chrome (Wild Motherfucker Dub)"
7. Depeche Mode - "Useless (K&D Session)"
8. Count Basic - "Gotta Jazz"
9. Rainer Truby Trio - "Donaueschingen (Kruder Mix)"
10. Lamb - "Transfatty Acid (K&D Session)"
1. David Holmes - "Gone (K&D Session)"
2. Sofa Surfers - "Sofa Rockers (Dorfmeister Mix)"
3. Mama Oliver - "Eastwest / Stoned Together (Dorfmeister Mix)"
4. Bomb The Bass - "Bug Powder Dust (K&D Dub)"
5. Kruder & Dorfmeister - "Boogie Woogie"
6. Sin - "Where Shall I Turn (K&D Session Vol.2)"
7. Bone Thugs 'N' Harmony - "1st Of The Month (K&D Instrumental)"
8. Kruder & Dorfmeister - "Lexicon)"
9. Knowtoryous - "Bomberclaad Joint (K&D Session)"
10. Rockers Hi Fi - "Going Under (Evil Love & Insanity Dub)"
11. Strange Cargo - "Million Town (K&D Session)"
12. Knowtoryous - "The Revenge of the Bomberclad Joint: The Kruder & Dorfmeister Session Pt. II (The Lost Tapes)" (bonus track)
13. Count Basic - "Strange Life (K&D Remix)" (bonus track)
14. Count Basic - "Hide & Seek (K&D Remix)" (bonus track)