Only just a few years ago, his highly acclaimed longplayer “Morgenlandfahrt“ got him global prestige as a pioneer producer of all things electro swing/Balkan beats. Since 2011, [dunkelbunt] also tours the planet as a live act “[dunkelbunt] & The Secret Swing Society“ for that occasion.
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 cooperations with international artists such as Balkan Beat Box, Waldeck, Parov Stelar, Gotye, Tori Amos Amsterdam Klezmer Band, Boban Markovic Orkestar, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Watcha Clan, Harry Stoijka and 17Hippies just to name a few.
Lindemann started his musical career as a youngster with producing Hip Hop and electronic music. 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 by its rich electronic music scene, he quickly fell for Vienna’s unique cultural “Melange”, its musical diversity 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 settle for 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 harmoniuos whole. 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 musical essence is based upon the south-eastern corners of Europe, sounds from all around the world are 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 twenties.
“When performing, I am travelling around the world together with my audience. Timelessly we are dancing through Countries and Continents, getting drunk with the infinite beauty of the music.”