Dunkelbunt aka Ulf Lindemann surely counts among the most influential global beattroubadours of the early 21st century. Not only is he known for his work as a composer, producer,DJ, radio editor and multi-instrumentalist, but also for his exquisit remixes of and cooperationswith international artists such as Balkan Beat Box, Amsterdam Klezmer Band, Boban MarkovicOrkestar, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Watcha Clan, Harry Stoijka, 17Hippies and Waldeck, just to name a few. Last year, he took another musical step forward, by finally fulfilling a long-nourished dream: performing his own material with a full band line-up, including Percussions, Keyboards, Clarinette, Guitar, Bass, Beat Box, Horns, Vocals and of course himself on Piano and Electronics. The dynamic Band 'The Secret Swing Society' was born.
Lindemann started his musical career as a youngster with producing Hip Hop and electronicmusic. Later on he studied Jazzpiano, began to work as a DJ and organised and hosted live-performances and clubnights. Born and raised in Hamburg, Germany, Lindemann moved to Vienna in 2001. Initially inspired byits rich electronic music scene, he quickly fell for Vienna’s unique cultural “Melange”, its musicaldiversity that unites influences of traditional music from the Balkan to the Orient.
"The world offers a breathtaking plurality of music”, he says. “It wouldn´t cross my mind to settlefor only one style.” The result is the unmistakable [dunkelbunt] sound, where Dub, Hip Hop and Dancehall meet Electro-Swing, Balkan Beatz and Urban Klezmer. [dunkelbunt] is a traveller on behalf of the music, his mission is the search for an harmoniuoswhole. Therefore he travels the planet, armed with open eyes and ears and a microphone, to collect sounds, colours, smells and all kinds of sensual impressions. Although his musicalessence is based upon the south-eastern corners of Europe, sounds from all around the worldare to be enjoyed: from Vienna to the Balkans, through Anatolia and the Middle East, to India,North Africa, all the way to South America, to Jamaica and then straight to the swinging NorthAmerican Thirties.
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