Cecilia Doreng-Stearns / April 08, 2011
On Sunday, April 24, Trentemøller and his full live band will stop by Music Hall of Williamsburg with an opening set by Dorit Chrysler for what is sure to be an incredible performance. The Danish producer, DJ, and musician is known for his incredible innovation within the realm of electronic music and beyond, and now that his show has integrated live instrumentalists, vocalists, and striking visuals, he has taken the experience of seeing live music to a whole new level. We had the pleasure of seeing his live show at SXSW, and you can read our interview with the artist HERE.
Listen to Trentemøller’s XLR8R Podcast from 2010 below.
When his debut album The Last Resort was released in 2006, Anders Trentemøller had already established a reputation as one of the greatest talents of electronic music. The Copenhagen based Danish producer, DJ, and multi-instrumentalist started out with a number of classic single productions. In February 2005, Berlin producer and DJ Steve Bug released the Trentemøller 12-inch Physical Fraction on his brand new label Audiomatique, followed by three releases on Poker Flat: Polar Shift, Sunstroke and Nam Nam. Trentemøller’s fresh sound and quality production gave a new twist to the minimal techno sound and solidified his reputation as one of the most interesting producers of the year.
To expand his horizons and show the world another side of his musical personality, he worked on his debut album The Last Resort in 2006. The 13 instrumental tracks together form a musical story, almost like the soundtrack of a movie. The Last Resort struck a chord with new audiences all around the world and became a international hit, earning a number of music awards as well as the ‘album of the year’ in various magazines.
In the summer of 2007 Anders started a live tour: ‘Trentemøller Live in Concert’. For the first time Trentemøller and his band (Henrik Vibskov on drums and Mikael Simpson on guitar/bass) performed tracks from the album The Last Resort live on stage, with spectacular visuals provided by videodirector Karim Ghahwagi. The tour included festivals like Glastonbury (UK), Melt (Germany), Lowlands (Netherlands), Roskilde (Denmark), followed by his first USA concerts. In October 2007 the double album The Trentemøller Chronicles was released; a kind of Best Of, which contained Anders’ personal selection of his best songs which were not included in the debut album and remixes for artists like Röyksopp, The Knife and Moby, as well as some new and exclusive songs.
Check out the video for “… Even Though You’re With Another Girl” below.
In 2009 Trentemøller presented his first mix compilation. Harbour Boat Trips 01- Copenhagen consisted of a collection of Trentemøller’s personal favourites from the past four decades. One of the highlights of 2009 surely was headlining Roskilde Festival 2009, where Trentemøller performed a show in front of more than 50,000 people. The concert featured lots of guest musicians, performers and extraordinary visual effects designed and built by Henrik Vibskov and his crew.
In 2010 came Into The Great Wide Yonder, Trentemøller’s second artist album. The follow up of The Last Resort shows an artist that’s willing to take risks, find inspiration in new places and move beyond the sound of his previous album. Compared to the intimate electronic mood pieces of The Last Resort, the ten tracks on the new album indeed have a rather indie rock sound, with a lot of dynamics, distorted twang-guitars and synths alongside four melodic vocal songs might be one step ahead of his previous work.
Check out photos from his last DJ set at Cielo with Kasper Bjørke HERE.
Advanced tickets can be purchased HERE. We have two tickets to give away to one lucky winner! Just fill out the form below to enter.
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