|Starting with classical and electric guitar, Arndt Kielstrøpp soon discovered hip hop as one of his strongest musical inputs. After playing guitar in various hip hop projects (e.g. Ferris MC, Nu Prophets, Lyrical Poetry) and several vinyl and CD releases, he switched his focus on electronic music.
Especially jungle, drum&bass and breakbeat and later deep house were his most important influences. After listening to artists like Aphex Twin or Squarepusher, he started to mix guitar and electronic music and began to create his own tracks on the computer. Parallel to producing, he had a radio show where he presented his favourite electronic tunes and made interviews with e.g. Kid Loco, Goldie, Rockers HiFi, Peshay, Coldcut, Basement Jaxx and Morcheeba. During that time he started djing on events he organized by himself with artists like DJ Vadim, Squarepusher and Dub Pistols.
In 1999 he founded the label audiopharm in Hannover, where he developed several successful compilations like Brazilectro, Afrotronic or Asia Lounge. Together with audiopharm artist Moodorama, Marschmellows or Lava, he began playing clubs all over Europe. His style varies from future jazz, latin, deep house to downtempo and drum&bass. Additional to his work as a dj, he gave musical input and played guitar on some exclusive tracks from Brown, Smith & Grey and Janice, for example on Voodoo Bliss which was released on Afrotronic 2 compilation. In 2002 he left audiopharm and started to work at UK dance label Ministry of Sound in Berlin where he djayed the brazilution-tour and further gigs with artists like Hacienda or Ian Pooley. On the production side, he and his long time musical companion Christoph Isermann founded the project Concorde à LOrange.
|Raised with the music from Miles davis, Herbie Hancock and Roy Ayers, Christoph Isermann started to play bass and piano in several jazz funk bands in Germany. In 1994 he worked as a writer, producer, bass player and keyboarder in Londons soul and acid jazz scene with people like Maysa Leak (Incognito) or The Brand New Heavies. With Yak Bondys band "Zero G", he conquered the british charts with a hip hop version of "Peter & the wolf" which was very much respected by the british media and sold gold in the UK. In the same year, he formed the electric jazz project "Gamut of Crime" and was also writing classical music for symphony orchestras and film scoring. From 1996 on, Christoph continued to work as arranger, keyboarder and bass player for Randy Crawford, Mousse T., Mary J. Blige and nuyorican Soul. Apart from his jazz background, he was fascinated by electronic music, latin and soul and five years later he started the breakbeat/jazz collective "Brown, Smith & Grey". With that project he had many releases on 12" vinyl which were listed often in the German Club Charts and also released on compilations like Brazilectro, Destination Out, Asia Lounge or Afrotronic. Many of these tracks were produced with brazilian singer Janice Andrade which were relased on compilations in Japan, France and the US and made "Brown, Smith & Grey" known worldwide.|
|Concorde à LOrange was founded by Christoph Isermann and Arndt Kielstrøpp in summer 2003. Before they started the project, both have been working together for years on tracks between latin and afrobeat which were released on compilations like Destination Out or Afrotronic. After working together successful on single ideas, it was time to start a common project Concorde à LOrange. From their main studio in Hannover, they explore the connections of jazz, soul, global grooves breakbeat and deep house. Basis of their work are piano, rhodes, guitar and bass played by themselves but also programming, sampling and the manipulation of sound. Additionally, they work with singers and instrumentalists from all over the europe to create various combinations of styles. The first release of Concorde à LOrange is the track Akschar Offshore, which is released on the compilation Karma Collection from UK dance label Ministry of Sound.
Concorde à LOrange offer a DJ-set provided by Arndt Kielstrøpp.
|is an electronic Jazz project of Christoph Isermann and friends, founded in 2001 with the intention to create new music, mixing indian and asian native instruments and vocals with Elements of Jazz and Breakbeat.
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