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Making music under this trademark since 1995, Kante were founded by sandpit-friends Sebastian Vogel and Peter Thiessen and startet out as a school band in the late 80s. What followed were almost two decades full of constant development in modern pop music which made them gain kind of a cult status within only four regular studio albums. Whereas their first record "Zwischen den Orten", released in 1997 via Kitty-Yo, hardly showed any vocals and focussed on the instrumentation, improvements made on their second studio output "Zweilicht" were obvious. Pop and Blues influences were suddenly as present as electronic elements. Hardly surprising, when considering that Kante also released a remix album called "Redirections" (including interpretations by Kinderzimmer Productions, Tobias Levin, Robert Lippok…) inbetween. In "Zweilicht" Thiessen's voice came to the fore and made "Die Summe der einzelnen Teile" an indie-pop hit of the summer. Kante's following releases "Zombi" and "Die Tiere sind Unruhig" appeared in almost every important album of the year list and the Goethe-Institut recognized their talent and sent them to musical excursions through Russia. Furthermore, Labels/EMI signed them in 2004. With "Kante Plays Rhythmus Berlin", the year 2007 was characterized by rather new approaches. Not really a classical Kante record, it combined modern pop lyrics by Peter Thiessen (who was engaged by the Firedrichstadtpalast) and revue theatre. And that shouldn't be the last collaboration of this kind. Since then, Kante members for example worked with the Staatsschauspiel Dresden or at the Wiener Burgtheater. Latest projects involved the scoring of "Der gute Mensch von Sezuan" as well as "Sophokles" at Schaubühne Berlin. However, despite their commitment in current theatre productions, the band didn't forget its roots and still plays rare but incomparable concerts. And if all goes well, we can already look forward to a new record sooner than expected, maybe in 2012!