Well known for his productions Rune Reilly Kolsch
, half Danish, half Irish and half German, has sold millions of records all over the world under his many different monikers and production work includes some of the biggest artist in the world.
Being a true techno head, paying homage to his underground roots is very important to him. So he started the slightly mysterious Tattoorecs with his brother Johannes Torpe, and together they are enjoying great success with their blend of romantic techno with strong influences from the heydays of Detroit and Chicago. With the label’s unique release concept of no titles, only tattoos, the label quickly gathered support from the biggest minimal DJs across the globe; Sven Vath
, Richie Hawtin
and Ricardo Villalobos
all support these weird and experimental releases.
A true playground for Rune with a focus on challenging the limit of what will work on a dance floor. And also an outlet for his more emotional side with a strong urge to reflect on his childhood and explore the Fantasy world he lived in during his young years as a kid of serious hippie parents. A similar thing can be said about the Avocado label that he runs with longtime hero and friend Jerome Sydenham
All releases under the Kolsch
moniker are personal experiences from Runes childhood. For instance the track ‘Loreley
’ stems from the legend of the sirens on the Rhein River where Rune spent all summers with his grandparents. Kolsch
is definitely a labour of love and all releases have a strong emotional bond between them.
A funny little story will have us know that Kompakt
’s Michael Meyer once came across one of Rune’s Ink & Needle releases. Not only liking what he heard, he also paid attention to Rune’s last name Kolsch
, which Cologne based Kompakt
off course immediately recognized as the dialect spoken in and around Cologne. The result was a phone call to Rune with a request for a track to the label. This marked the birth of the Kolsch
moniker, releasing exclusively on the German label.
His own monthly intimate Club Smile parties at world renowned VEGA Natklub in hometown Copenhagen still stayed close to his heart as did his bimonthly parties at legendary Culture box.