3 QUESTIONS to DANIEL NITSCH:
Q: Your mix is full of great storys. Tell us about how these tracks had an influence on your career?
A: I must confess that I was a HipHop kid in the early 1990s. WuTang, PublicEnemy, BeastieBoys (alltime heroes!), basketball, graffiti and gentle attempts to breakdance – that was my life. I can remember very well how I listened the anthem of „Planet Rock“ for the first time on a tape. Oh my – that has blown me away and it was on repeat for the following weeks. In these days I didn’t play records but I listened to different styles of music. I believe that the sound of this time influenced me a lot. In the middle of the 1990s I started DJing and producing. Just in the beginning there was Classic House and Electro where I still can find a soft spot today. It’s great that artists like Steve Rachmad, DJ Hell, The Hacker but also Daft Punk, Steve Bug and many many other are still inside our scene nowadays. There are so many classic songs which you can find from time to time inside my case.
Q: You are 50% of the famous duo THE GLITZ. But what´s musicially the difference between that and your solo project?
A: I´m quite sure that people who know „The Glitz“ and who know my solo project „Daniel Nitsch“ will hear that very fast. For me „The Glitz“ is an exciting and fantastic common project by Andreas Henneberg and me. We both came from different musical fields and have completely different influences in music. Somehow we found a way and we got the luck that we develop an own sound where we can suprise us every time in the studio or on stage. For many people „The Glitz“ stands for a kind of peak-time sound which gives you a positive vibe. It’s not important which sound we make together but it’s important that we can smile and have fun. And about my solo project: I would say that mostly I´m a collector and selector and as music junkey always in search of new music which delights me without building musicial borders. You can find sudden changes in my sets – Acid House coming after HipHop or a Delsin-Record follows an old Funk-Song, having finally an 1980s Ambient-Song in the end – all is possible. But for sure I pay attention on the crowd and try to have a good harmonic night with them. Also for my productions I worked a little bit different and float sometimes for days in any soundscapes or I make musical journeys for myself.
Q: Which Daniel Nitsch activities/projects can we expect soon?
A: At the moment I work a lot of for my new own label FeelRawAudio. As artists I´ve joined the crew „Feines Tier“ from Cologne two months ago – really exciting artists and DJs. Also there will happen some more in the next time. I think until the end of the year you can expect a new solo vinyl and remixes from me. But let´s take it easy as I´m quite relaxed about it.