NHOAH performed his track ‘Between Vienna And The Stars’ on the twelfth floor of a wall-less skyscraper within Vienna, during a storm. The footage from the set is impressive and eye-catching, with dust from the unfinished building site flying through the air and illuminating the high-speed winds. Despite the intense weather conditions, smiles and high energy dance moves are provided by the select few guests who were allowed to stay on the set. NHOAH manages to strike a delicate balance of entirely idiosyncratic beats which are continuously evolving with his signature modular-synthesizers and state-of-the-art production technology. The aerial footage provides uniques perspective of the scene, revealing the strength of the storm as well as the broad, scenic views surrounding the wall-less skyscraper.
Melodic Techno and Tech House producer NHOAH has recently released his latest single, ‘Paris La Goutte D’or’ via R.O.T respectortolerate Records. The musician has made his name as a producer, composer, DJ, mixing engineer, record label owner and artist. To his core, NHOAH is devoted to creative culture and its inhabitants, drawing recognition from leading music publications such as Resident Advisor, Quietus, TRAX Mag, Clash Magazine, PopMatters, Magnetic Magazine, Data Transmission, The Arts Desk, MTV London and Electronic Groove as well as airplay on BBC 6 Nemone’s Electric Ladyland. He performed a live video on a suspended glass stairway on the Dachstein Glacier called ‘Stairway To Nothingness – Glacier Concert’ that was premiered by BE-AT TV and has racked up over 130K Youtube views to date.
NHOAH has worked alongside the producers of The Eurythmics, Depeche Mode, and Bronski Beat’s Larry Steinbachek, and his album Tangowerk was nominated for the German Record Critics’ Award Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik. The producer’s latest single, ‘Paris La Goutte D’or’ has been supported by renowned DJ’s such as Digitalism, The Black Madonna, Wankelmut and WhoMadeWho.
Berlin-born NHOAH’s sound pays homage to early German synth-music like Klaus Schulze and D.A.F, while at the same time drawing parallels to artists such as Stephan Bodzin, me or Jamie Jones. He is inspired by spaces, places and people, and his inherent ability to code emotional experience into sound is matchless. Though NHOAH’s label is based in Berlin, he has two studios in Vienna.
Speaking of the experience of recording ‘Between Vienna And The Stars’ during his live set, NHOAH tells us, “‘Between Vienna And The Stars’ was the 2nd song in the set. Already at this moment, we knew that the storm would be very strong and that we might not be able to play our set to the end. My face was constantly shifting to a hysterical laugh and I thought, “don’t spoil the few recordings because you have to laugh so silly all the time.” But how do you control your body in extreme situations? Then, I concentrated on my instruments and only later I realized how close I had been to the song title.”
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