Paul Kalkbrenner – Mothertrucker
Techno superstar Paul Kalkbrenner continues to amaze with round 2 of 3 of his FLORIAN video series – a series that sees him team up with the modern day Don Draper in the award winning ad agency Droga5 for 3 music videos that accompany 3 tracks off of Paul’s forthcoming artist album, 7. Unlike ‘Cloud Rider’, which features the vocal sample of D Train over a very lighthearted house romp, ‘Mothertrucker’ is pure Berlin techno. Dark, edgy, and aggressive, it matches the vision laid out in the music video perfectly.
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Fans and newcomers need to do themselves a favor and watch the first music video before getting into ‘Mothertrucker’ – as on its own, it is a dark and somewhat strange video. Within the context of the first, however, it is a brilliant continuation of the story of Florian – a foreigner whose music is misunderstood in the U.S. The story is a metaphor for techno in the U.S mainstream – not quite accepted and fringe, even as a sub genre of dance music.
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