A Spotlight Interview With Nut-K
An EP release from Nut-K delivers a youthful and vibrant approach to house and dance singles with a keen sense of synth work and the ability to create textures that sit atop each other just right in order to build an atmosphere that you can groove to every single time.
The Promises EP is bursting with colorful and still edgy styles and soundscapes while the songs each have their own character and approach giving the release an almost concept album feel at times.
This record showcases quite a unique form of songwriting and arranging and in house and dance music, these things are most important. You'll find more than a few builds and bright noted climaxes while the songs still seem to have this ambient undertone that keeps true to the roots of the genre.
All of the songs are really well woven and built. They each have a way of creating these melodies and hooks that stick with you as they also have a heavy-handed drive but done with such a quaint subtly that it hits before you know it.
The release cries of experienced musicianship in the digital age and puts forth a wonderfully impactful and danceable set of singles that at times, even have a bit of a cinematic value to them.
With such a killer EP release, we wanted to touch base with Nut-K to find out where this cane from and what might be next for the artist.
Here's what happened.
RAG: Let's kick things off with the Promises album. This record has a great almost 90's undertone to it which I absolutely loved. Where did this album come from?
Well, a few of the tracks actually dates back to the mid-noughties, as longstanding work in progress, that I just never really got around to finishing up. Others came about more or less overnight. At some point, it just kinda dawned on me that this collection of tracks was a good match for each other.
RAG: When did this all start for you? When did you really fall in love with music?
For the most part, I'll have some sort of tune bouncing around in my head all day, it often starts out in the early hours of the day. On my way to work in the morning, then slowly building throughout the day. I'll try and put something together when I get in in the afternoon, but it often ends up quite a ways from where it began. some times it's done within a few hours. Eventually, I'll take a weekend and do the final mix and mastering on it.
RAG: What inspires you to write a song?
This is a really difficult question for me to answer... I grew up on danish pop music and was very fascinated with The Bar-Keys, and Africa Bombata in my early teens. I had a hard time sticking to any genre, in particular, one day I'd be into some Eourdanse sort of stuff, and the next It was Hip-Hop. It's actually really hard for me to weed out the stuff that doesn't inspire me. But to name a few, The KLF, The Prodigy, Outkast, 2 Pac, and Black Sheep... fast forward to today, I actually find myself looking back to the 70's for inspiration.
RAG: What are you doing when you're NOT working on music?
For many years, I have been an electrician, but have recently gone back to school, to add Installer to my CV. Truth be told I'd love to have more time for music.
RAG: Who's in your headphones right now?
I just got my "Wrapped 2022" from Spotify, and It turns out that "Sneaky Little Devil" is on heavy rotation along with "The Internet"
RAG: Are you doing any live performances right now?
Since I'll be studying for the next couple of years, unfortunately, means there's not gonna be time to fit in a tour, I can't out rule a gig here or there, but currently, there's nothing on the books.
RAG: This record feels like a big undertaking, is there any advice you'd give to other up and coming artists out there?
Don't rush your work, work hard at it, and believe in yourself. If It sounds right to you, there's gonna be others out there that feel the same. Get your collab on, and work with as many other artists as you can, it's gonna push your boundaries, and develop your own skills.
RAG: What can your fans expect from you in the near future?
I am currently working on some new material. I think the next few tracks will be down the electronic alley, but I do have some good old old-school Hip Hop bangers in the making. Also, I hope to have another Törnquist joint out in a foreseeable future.
RAG: Before we go, what would you like to say to fans of the music?
You guys are the best, it's an absolute blessing to have you with me. Thank you so much!
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