Because of the close bond between the German techno producer and Tomorrowland, the two parties teamed up to bring something truly remarkable to celebrate the last 100 Days until Tomorrowland's 2018 edition. A livestream performance took place on the legendary One World bridge in De Schorre, the venue where Tomorrowland takes place since year one. Year after year, Paul always brings joyful grand techno into the hearts of the People of Tomorrow.
The past two years, Paul was invited to bring his unique setting to the Mainstage. In all secret he plays live from the One World bridge... Where thousands of inspiring, warm hearted messages are written by the People of Tomorrow. Paul brings well known compositions in his own authentic way, but will also perform brand new productions coming from his new album Parts Of Life.
Paul Kalkbrenner's eighth album, Parts Of Life (May 18) comes a decade after his Double Platinum selling LP Berlin Calling, and feels similarly definitive for an artist who has spent the last 10 years topping charts and performing his singular strain of grand techno to ever growing audiences.
Parts of Life, follows Paul's Back To The Future trilogy, chronicling the arrival of techno in Berlin in the late 80s. It's clear those raw, stripped down early recordings left their mark. Parts of Life feels lean and elemental but big and joyful, it's a timeless record marked by invigoration.
This is Paul's most personal and revealing work, delivered in its purest form. Each track is simply titled with the working file number used in production. The album's still life cover, painted over a two year period by Paul's uncle Paul Eisel, offers another glimpse of Paul, depicting a series of unique personal objects.
Parts Of Life features 15 tracks named with the file numbers Kalkbrenner used during production. Its cover art is a painting from his uncle, Paul Eisel, depicting a collection of "unique personal objects."