The trip-hop production duo of Peter Kruder and Richard Dorfmeister has gained more fame for its stellar remixes and DJ sets than as producers of its own work. By engineering reworkings of tracks by a cast of artists ranging from William Orbit and Bomb the Bass to Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and United Future Organization, the Austrian duo became one of the most respected names in the dancefloor community.
Kruder & Dorfmeister's standing increased with the issue of two acclaimed 1996 DJ albums: Conversions for Spray/BMG and DJ Kicks for Belgium's Stud!o K7. After forming their own G-Stone Records, the pair found a distribution deal with Quango and released the G-Stoned EP in mid-1996. Though they remained busy with remix work and DJ gigs during 1997, it wasn't until late 1998 that another release appeared, The Kruder & Dorfmeister Sessions. Dorfmeister also appears in the side-project Tosca with Rupert Huber, while Kruder released an album on G-Stoned in 1999 as Peace Orchestra. [See Also: Tosca, Peace Orchestra] ~ John Bush