Lorenz Rhode

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Biography

  • Imagine Rick James dating Chaka Khan, dancing to Daft Punk and Technotronic, making sweet love to a Stevie Wonder ballad, when suddenly a group of German robots and a Yellow Magic Orchestra come rushing into the hotel suite and ... they all go to France.
    Lorenz Rhode loves playing the keys and would do it all day if he could. His style - funk with a particular love for chord progressions - is what’s connecting all the things he’s working on: EP’s on Compost (talkbox classic ‚Back‘), Exploited (single of the month in Mixmag) and Dirt Crew (#1 on Traxsource); Co-writing the Detroit Swindle album ‚High Life‘, collaborating with Purple Disco Machine on several songs (more on the upcoming album). As a live artist he toured the world solo and with DS, Jamie Lidell or PDM, opening for Jamiroquai with the latter. Synth nerd that he is, Lorenz finds great joy working as a sound designer for legendary manufacturer Sequential, and his quirky talkbox styles racked up millions of views on his Daft Punk cover. 
 
 Since 2016 - for something completely different - he’s musical director of German TV late night ‚ZDF Magazin Royale‘ with 15-piece orchestra RTO Ehrenfeld. Arrangements written for & performed with Lizzo, MGMT, Father John Misty, Woodkid, Rilès and many more. Most recently he and Lars Dales launched their new duo Sound Support with EP’s on Internasjonal & House of Disco, with a ton of new songs due to release soon!
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    Selected discography

    /// RELEASES: Sound Support - Gloverville ("Sun after Rain", Allison) Sound Support - Apollo 21 EP (Internasjonal) Sound Support - Clavi on the Rocks EP (House of Disco) Sandpaper EP feat. Jamie Lidell (Dirt Crew) + remix by Sound Support Sound Support - Stab by Stab EP (Internasjonal) + remix by Prins Thomas How to Talkbox (Rhode Island) Detroit Swindle feat. Lorenz Rhode - Music for Clubs (Heist) Purple Disco Machine & Lorenz Rhode - Up & Down (Club Sweat) 25 Compost Records: Back (Compost) + remixes by Gerd Janson, Purple Disco Machine
 Belair EP (Dirt Crew) + remixes by Tensnake, Strip Steve
 Marakuja („Deep Love 2018“, Dirt Crew)
 Detroit Swindle feat. Lorenz Rhode - High Life (Heist) Risa EP (Dirt Crew) + remix by K.98 Purple Disco Machine feat. Lorenz Rhode - Music In You (Sweat It Out) On Top („Deep Love 2017“, Dirt Crew) Purple Disco Machine & Lorenz Rhode - Birds (Exploited / Black Jukebox) Moullinex & Lorenz Rhode - What U Do (Discotexas) Superficial Robots feat Coco Solid (Exploited) + remix by Jimmy Edgar Any Kind Of Pressure feat Jamie Lidell (Kitsuné Maison) Something Hot EP (Exploited) Motor Cortex EP (Exploited) Shake It EP (Compost) ... /// REMIXES: Jamie Lidell - Big Love (Warp) Strip Steve - Breakin‘ (Boysnoize Records) Yelle - La Musique (Kitsuné) Moullinex - Superman (Gomma) Jan Delay - Sie Kann Nicht Tanzen (Universal) Lukas Lehmann - Q&H (Footjob)
 S3A - Clarence J. Boddicker (Dirt Crew) Cassian - I Like What You're Doing (Bang Gang 12") Pitchben - Soda (Compost) Pol1z1stens0hn a.k.a. Jan Böhmermann - Ich hab Polizei (Neo Magazin Royale) Malente & Dex - Lions (Exploited) Ben Mono feat. Yo Majesty - Hit The Bit (Compost) Moonbootica - Iconic (Cheap Thrills) ...