Absence usually doesn’t bring many perks…
However, exceptions prove the rule as this post will definitely make up for the time you guys haven’t gotten your weekly dose of German handicraft in a while. So here I am, back with another TBS post. And this one delivers a pure heavyweight of Deep House – a local hero so to say. Thus, he isn’t much of a name beyond the borders of Germany (except perhaps Holland).
Nico Pusch, born in 1986 in Northern Germany, started producing electronic music in his teens, always keeping a very minimalistic touch to his musical works, and combining them with classic, organic instruments. You won’t find big drops and rowdy bass-lines in his tracks – this guy is all about emotions and minimalistic euphoria!
I have to admit, I’m absolutely obsessed with this guy! Not necessarily because of his original tracks (which, given, in themselves are pure quality), but because of his ability to take any commercially successful song, and to turn it into his.
Well, some might wonder and say “Many Deep House producers do that. They use a sample, cut it, pitch the vocals and rearrange the pieces to re-create a former chart-stormer.”
To those I say: “Not like this guy. Pusch doesn’t change the essence of a track. He removes everything around the vocalist, making you believe he sat down in a studio with artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Phil Collins or Bob Seger.”
However, the tracks I admire the most are his edits of monumental movie-soundtracks such as Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Pourlain and Intouchables.
Most of you should know the characteristic intros of the blockbusters that quickly became a synonym for the entire theme of each respective movie. Well, Pusch extracts those feelings and merges them with his minimalistic electronic approach to create a danceable, yet delicate version of the original – keeping his production very close to the original piece.
Last but not least, I want to end my overdue post with a one hour masterpiece-set by Pusch, containing only his own productions – perfect for any rainy/hangover-hit day: Eine Stunde Ich
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