The Kompakt signed techno head better known as Kölsch will be making his way down to Australia in June to perform shows across the country. The half-Danish, half-Irish producer will kick things off at Melbourne’s Brown Alley on June 5, with shows in Brisbane, Gold Coast and in Perth to follow, finishing up at Chinese Laundry in Sydney on June 13.
Kölsch, aka Rune Reilly Kölsch, has previously sold millions of records all over the world during his twenty-plus year career and under his many different monikers, particularly recognised by his time as Rune RK for being the man behind that saxophone anthem " target="_blank">Calabria. Since then, he has reinvented himself, releasing his successful debut album back in 2013 called 1977 incorporating his love for techno and the underground with a sound that is still accessible in the main room.
The tour coincides with the release of his follow up album 1983, which draws on childhood travels across Europe with his family and time spent during summers in the south of France while listening to his walkmen.
“A lot of my early music memories stem from these long travels, as we would listen to all my father’s favorite records on the cassette deck.
After getting a walkman, I would make up my own soundtrack for travelling, with early electro and hip-hop creeping into my life. My father of course did not like it, and it never graced the official cassette deck of the car, obviously.”
The new album drops June 8th.