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. After a half year break Patrick is back on track since winter 2001. He has changed his sound completely, more straight ahead techno, but also taking in influences from house music. Patrick presents hard banging 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.
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.
In the following year Patrick is still hard working in the studio and so in April 2010 his first remix on Cocoon Recordings was released. Several other releases followed, amongst them his EP on Circle Music „Express Yourself“. In the same year he also produced the Ibiza-Spotlight-Podcast for Cocoon Recordings, which represents the sound of the label for the summer 2010. Later that year he was also responsible for the Bonus Mix for the „Sound Of The Eleventh Season“ by Sven Väth.
2011 started with some big releases again: he remixed Extrawelt´s Titelheld and with this track he also hit the third place of the Beatport techno charts. For Cocoon Recordings he also mixed the retrospective Mix-CD oft he „ 11 Years Cocoon Recordings“. Several other remixes and a collaboration EP with his studio partner M.in followed in the same year and then in Summer 2011 he will relase his next EP „Excessive Homework“ on Yellow Tail.