Klaus Waldeck, usually known by his stage name of Waldeck is a Viennese former copyright lawyer and musician focusing on swing, jazz-flavoured and cinematic sounds, all with a slight electronic approach. His musical career began in Vienna, Austria when he started piano lessons at the age of six. Waldeck later went to law school (though his heart was still with music). He finished law school and became a copyright lawyer. He eventually stopped focusing on law altogether and concentrated on music. Soon after his decision to leave law completely he moved (along with all of his electronic music equipment) to England in 1992. While in London, he met his vocal counterparts, former Incognito and Moby singer Joy Malcolm and Brian Amos, who worked on projects such as Pressure Drop. In 1996, Waldeck returned to Vienna, Austria, and produced the Northern Lights EPin cooperation with the legendary duo Kruder & Dorfmeister, quickly gaining international attention through its biggest hit, Aquarius. A successful full length album, "Balance of The Force", followed in 1998. Waldeck has produced a multitude of albums while still in Austria. Many of them are out of print and have become very scarce. The out of print albums include "The Night Garden Reflowered", Balance of the Force, Balance of the force Remixed, "Northern lights", and "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 Austrian singer Zeebee. It is considered to be one of the most influental albums, and indeed was some kind of a prototype of the Electro Swing movement. 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“ (featuring La Heidi on some tracks) which Waldeck likes to label as „Spaghetti & Western“ production. Gran Paradiso is a hommage to the legendary sound of Italo-western-movies shot in the famous Cinecittà, – it also dwells on those sentimental moods of the famous italian canzone reflecting the time when the style of post-war italy became fashionable all over the world - but always keeps the ironic distance. After releasing a couple of EPs and singles in 2018 „Atlantic Ballroom“ (feat. among others his new singer Patrizia Ferrara) was released featuring jazz-flavoured crime fiction sounds of the late 1960ies. In 2020 Waldeck proudly presented "Grand Casino Hotel" -  his 6th studio album and by far his most cinematic.. In 2022 Waldeck celebrated the 20th anniversary of his label Dope Noir Records and released vinyl mini-albums (strictly limited and hand numbered) with previously unreleased tracks. Among the artists featured in this collectors edition there are Waldeck himself, Soul Goodman, the Waldeck Sextet and the award winning french project Saint Privat. The vast majority of the music is brand new. However, to honor the occasion there are but a few re-recorded versions of Waldeck´s most successful pieces. The many faces of Klaus Waldeck seem to appear in each one of the featured acts. In addition to the 5 individual releases there is a luxury vinyl box and a carefully compiled Double CD. In 2022 he also had a successful colloboration with french artist The Avener with "Quando Quando" who sampled Waldecks original track "Quando".

Many of Waldecks tracks have been used in TV or advertising, such as Greys Anatomy, Ferrero or Versace..