Labels : Cocoon, Suara, Octopus, Form, Kling Klong, Flash, Circle Music, Insist Music….
Patrick´s sound can be described as straight ahead techno, but also taking in influences from house music. He presents tech-house music, partly monotone, but always under the aspect of being groovy. He combines the elements of a lot of different styles in order to show it as a whole. In 1999 he founded the event and artist agency Global Tunes and organized various big events with internationally well-known artist. In March 2002 Patrick quit his job in this agency in order to focus on his own studio projects. In 2003 he met Harold Todd from the Lenny Kravitz band and, following his passion to house music, they set up the project Sexy Pie. In 2004 they released their first single. In the same year he started to work for the Frankfurt based label Cocoon Recordings, where he is responsible for the digital distribution. In 2006 his first EP gets released including a remix by Oliver Koletzki. A lot of other releases followed – cooperations with and remixes from artists like Guy Gerber, DJ Sneak, Boris Brejcha, Mendo, Alex Flatner, Broombeck and studio partner M.in speak for oneself. In 2010 he produced the Ibiza-Spotlight-Podcast for Cocoon Recordings, which represented the sound of the label of this summer. Later that year he was also responsible for the Bonus Mix for the „Sound Of The Eleventh Season“ by Sven Väth. 2011 has been a highly productive year: Patrick´s remix for Extrawelt´s Titelheld hit the third place of the Beatport techno charts. He also mixed the retrospective Mix-CD of „11 Years Cocoon Recordings“. In the same year he finally set up his own label Insist Music. Patrick´s own music and remixes can be found on countless esteemed label like COCOON RECORDINGS, SUARA, KLING KLONG, LEENA, FORM MUSIC, OCTOPUS, BLUFIN and KEINEMUSIK amongst others. His remixes are highly appreciated by colleagues and so it is no wonder that artists like Extrawelt and Boys Noize rely on his works.
Hello mate! How Are You? What do you have scheduled for today?
Many thanks! I am good again after I have been ill for more than a week 😉
I am in the office at the moment and will head back to the studio later this afternoon.
Please tell us a bit about your latest releases!
My last release was a remix that I did for my good friend Florian Kaltstrom . It has been released on a new Italian label called “Observatory Music”
Which release was the one who gave you the most attention so far?
That was my remix for Extrawelt´s “Titelheld” which also reached #3 in the Beatport Techno Charts.
Tell us a bit about your upcoming releases! Is there anything special planned?
I just finished a lot of new tracks and right now I am looking where to release them. Nothing confirmed yet so far.
As you are touring a lot, please tell us something about your experience around the globe. What is your favourite city or country and why?
I love to play in South-East-Asia. Last year I played in Thailand and I just came back from Malaysia:
It´s something really special to play at beautiful places – directly at the beach.
What was your funniest or craziest experience while touring?
There is always so much happening so it´s really hard to nominate the one and only experience 😉
What were your TOP 5 gigs so far?
Cocoonclub (Frankfurt / Germany)
CTEMF (Cape Town South Africa)
Lighouse Festival (Croatia)
Maxim Club (Tel Aviv / Israel)
Misstake Warehouse Party (London / UK)
Thank you for your time and this interesting interview!
Interview by Lars
1 Clavis: Mangogul´s Dream – Freerange Records
2 Gorge: Jala (Markus Homm Remix) – Re-Fresh Your Mind
3 Martin Landsky: Echo In My Head – Pokerflat
4 ANNA: Redemption – Terminal M
5 Julian Jeweil: Orbit – Elevate
6 Oliver Giacomotto & Nore: Reste – Tronic
7 Florian Kaltstrom: E1 (Patrick Kunkel Remix) – Observatory Music
8 Layton Giordani: Unspoken – Truesoul
9 Affkt: Pied Piper – My Favourite Freaks
10 Oliver schories: Govor – Parquet
11 Pete Oak: Celsius – Stil Vor Talent