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The musical roots of Patrick Kunkel are based in 1997 and connected with the project B-Side together with his former partner. Intending to avoid any confusion with other bands, the project was renamed to the Nut Runners, in Germany a synonym for freaky people working with machines. In summer of 2001 both decided to go seperate ways. So Patrick cut the plural s, changed his name to Nutrunner and became one of Frankfurt's young talents. After a half year break the new Nutrunner is back on track since winter 2001. He has changed his sound completely, more straight ahead with progressive techno, but also taking in influences from house music. The Nutrunner presents hard banging techno 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. Besides his musical creativity he founded the event and artist agency Global Tunes together with two friends. In the following two years they organised various big events with internationally well-known artists, like Audiolove or the Grashüpfer Open Air. In March 2002, Patrick quit his job in the management of the Global Tunes music agency in order to focus more on his own studio projects. Some time later - in early summer 2002 - he released his first remix on A45 Records, which was done together with Dirk Redmer aka schnick S. from the U60311 club for Heatwave's Boogie Nights. In the following year Patrick met Harold Todd from the Lenny Kravitz band and, following to their passion to house music, they set up the project Sexy Pie. In 2004 they released their first single "For You" on Liberté Recordings. 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 Nutrunner vinyl was released on Silver Planet, including a remix by Oliver Koletzki, who is responsible for the famous "Der Mueckenschwarm" on Cocoon Recordings. Several other releases followed ­ among them "Sleeping in a Bass Box", which was produced together with Guy Gerber, and his second vinyl "Lady In Bed" on the British label "Silver Planet". In the beginning of 2009 Patrick started to focus on studio work again with his former partner M.in. and so, in the late summer 2009 several records will be released on Micro.fon, International Freakshow and keinemusik.

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