And one day Jack yelled down from his box “Let There Be House” and House Music was born. House is a feeling its very positive, its uplifting, its dance music and most importantly its for all people from every different walk of life. Back in the days it spoke especially to those who were considered to be outsiders. The house music dance scene was one of the most integrated and progressive spaces in the 1980s where gays, blacks, and other minority groups were able to dance together in a positive environment. House music helped to glue communities together it was like church for people who have fallen from grace and its influence on the development of the modern dance music culture is undeniable. Until today the idea of equality, unity, love, and respect is a widespread set of principles for the rave culture which developed out of house and retained a foothold on the underground scene but also across its borderlines all over the globe. The new NBAST Sub-label “We Must Protect This House” is a homage to the ethos of the Paradise garage and to the early days of house music, to Chicago and New York and the music culture itself with a more grown up approach… but with the same distinctive spirit as #datsoulthang
Title: Easy Come Easy Go
Label: We Must Protect This House
Release Date: 2020-02-22
Interview with HDSN
1.) Who is HDSN?
Round about two years ago my paths crossed with an amazing individual named Codie from Florida who had reached out to me via Instagram to tell me how much he loved my music. We have never met before but kinda shared the same passion for the music and as he says we are riding the same rollercoaster in the same amusement park of life. Eventually his friends and him put out some class dance videos using my music and this is were i really felt our connection. I think we simply inspire each other thru our love for House Music him as a dancer and me as a beat maker. His instagram name was “We Must Protect This House” which i just found amazing and as Codie and his friends showing so much love for everything i do, i wanted to give something back thats why i wanted to dedicate an EP to him called “We Must Protect This House” which than led to a whole new imprint with the same title. I recorded the EP last year during the first lockdown.I produced a lot in this period and kinda reconnected with the essence of house and dance music in particular. Things came together smoothly and suddenly the concept for the EP and the new label was born. My favourite track of the EP is “Spin This Till The Needle Breaks” which is in my opinion a hell of a stomper with its wonky bass line and the acid influences.
This is a tuff one because i am inspired by so many people i just love music so much and i think its hard to choose three from them many talents i look up to but my biggest influences in terms of electronic music are undoubtedly Moodymann, Omar S and Theo Parrish cause i think i am inspired by artists having the courage to think outside the box who make a difference and keep it real no matter what.
Omar S – Heard Chew Single
Theo Parrish – This Is For You
Moodymann – Desire
I think every city has it’s own DNA or it’s own language if wanna call it that way and i actually somehow never spoke the language of Munich thats why i rather focus on doing me instead of trying to fit in here. I mostly take my inspirations out of cities like Detroit, London or New York. Munich’s scene is very small. Its hard for sub cultures to flourish here due to the heavy impact of Bavaria’s conservative politics and that is the reason why the scene is very limited living under its potential compared to other cities or any cultural/creative melting pot round the globe. There are a couple of clubs that bring on a lot of mainstream events but there are rarely people playing in town that i wanna see thats why I rarely go out here but i think thats more of a personal thing as my taste in music is more house music related and Munich is very Techno driven being influenced by Berlin. However some artists i really like are Ilian Tape’s, Zenker Brothers, Coeo or Rhode & Brown who are standing out in between the local hero phenomenon.
Tbh life hasn’t been very different for me since lockdown. I have my studio at home where i spent most time of my day working on new stuff and doing the label business so it’s actually pretty the same. For sure i miss linking up with my friends round town and a good night out but at the end i just do what i love most everyday .. music. So a usual day for me looks like this at the moment: Waking up round 8am working till lunch time than i get myself a smoothie in town (which is obviously my highlight of the day ha) then i work till round 5 or 6 in the afternoon. When i finish work i go have a run in the forest and afterwards i chill in my jacuzzi (aka my bathing tub) for a couple of hours. After having late dinner I work till round midnight and go to sleep afterwards.
I want to 100 % dedicate this year to me myself and my music putting out as much content as I can without lacking in quality. I have already two more records in the pipe line and a couple of digital releases will see the light of the day very soon. I also shot and directed my very first music video which will be released shortly and i really want to expand the label roster of NBAST this year. I am also thinking about starting to work on my first studio album this year unfortunately there are so many things i wanna do atm and too less time ha that’s the biggest struggle i am facing right now but I think life could be worse.
Turn it up & enjoy!