Hot Sugar - '#Mindcontrol'April 11, 2012 @ 8:50 pm (Updated: 8:53 pm - 5/9/12 )
Hot Sugar is New York City’s Nick Koenig, a man whose latest offering is a spaced out electro jam that you might find yourself listening to while sitting in a slight (or not so slight) haze of that **oh so lovely** ganja smoke. I haven't heard a bit of anything else from this guy but based on the coolness of his track '#Mindcontrol', I'm completely sold. Oh, and the music video for the song is a bit, um, out there. I'm not sure if I want to meet the person who thought up the music video or run from them. If you like old man penis, dirty feet and special effects that could potentially induce seizures, then watch the video here. It's NSFW but doesn't that just make you want to watch it even more? Especially at work?
Listen to '#Mindcontrol' below. It's from the forthcoming Moon Money EP due out this May 15th via Ninja Tune
Here's a bit from the press release...
'The ability to record every day sounds, or not so every day when it comes to standing outside in a hurricane to map the sound of the wind to a keyboard, and turn them into catchy, well disguised melodies and rhythms is a musical style Koenig has deemed Associative Music.
And, if Hot Sugar is Associative Music’s founder, then Moon Money may play as its manifesto. Koenig’s impressive collection of environmental sounds are transformed into nine brilliantly cohesive songs that are more than listenable. From the yearning harmonics and soaring melancholy on 'The Kid Who Drowned at Summer Camp' to the defamiliarised soundtrack to lunacy that is '#Mindcontrol', Koenig’s grasp of melody is ever present and packs a visceral punch.'
Below is a super interesting short about how Hot Sugar makes his music. Everything is created on the spot from using everyday objects. Plus, there's a cool old dude who's tattooed all over his face helping Hot Sugar out with things...
**So I've heard from close friends**
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