Klaus Waldeck is a Viennese former copyright lawyer and electronica musician. He is widely known for his highly acclaimed album Ballroom Stories, which is considered to be one of the most influental albums, and indeed was some kind of a prototype of the Electro Swing movement.
Waldeck's musical career began in Vienna, when he started piano lessons at the age of six. After finishing law school he became a copyright lawyer. He recounts,"I realised the way forward was to work a melody until it didn't belong to anyone anymore."Many of his early albums are out of print and have become very scarce, including Northern Lights, Balance of the Force, Balance of the force Remixed, The Night Garden, This Isn't Maybe. In 2001 Waldeck founded his own record label Dope Noir Records. Together with singer Valérie Sajdik, Waldeck also formed the group Saint Privat in 2004. Their first album Riviera was released in 2004, followed by Superflu in 2006. In 2007, Waldeck released the highly successful Ballroom Stories on which he's featuring for the first time his new chief-chanteuse Zeebee. In 2009 Waldeck produced Zeebees solo album Be my Sailor. After a long break Waldeck released his Weatherman EP in 2015, which shifted the focus from Electro Swing to more Western-influenced music. Finally in 2016 Waldeck has released his album Gran Paradiso which Waldeck likes to label as „Spaghetti & Western“ production.