We recently premiered Rauschhaus’s latest release “Paradise” and thought it was a good time to find out what’s coming next.
Rauschhaus, Tell us about you.
I am 33 years old and live in Kiel, in the north of Germany, 1 hour away from Hamburg. I have been making music for a long time, but discovered electronic music at a late age. Since 2010 I focus on dance music, before that i was producing hiphop beats and wrote lyrics. Producing is where it started for me, djing came second.
What made you get in to dance music?
At the end of 2000 German Rap changed. The whole thing got more aggressive and sexist and i couldn’t identify with the scene anymore.
I’ve always been a big lover of Drum&Bass and Junglemusic. Since the first time i listened to it, I got fascinated by the power and happiness this music releases.
Then i started to dig deeper, visited a lot of parties and listened to all kinds of electronic music to find a sound that i had never heard before. The early works of Extrawelt, Marc Romboy, Bodzin or Dominik Eulberg really catched me and I got very enthusiastic about this kind of music.
Where was your first gig?
It was in a small club here in kiel called Plan B. The club doesn’t exist anymore but the parties there have always been very intense.
How difficult was learning to produce for you in the beginning?
Since I’ve been working with my DAW (Cubase) for many years it wasn’t such a big thing. But first I had to listen to a lot of music and find a style that I liked. I tried making music in lots of different genres and listened to every kind of Electronica. I had to understand the structure of dance tracks and visit a lot of parties to feel and understand how this music works. Getting away from working with samples all the time and use some external hardware was the main change in my process of making music.
Talk to us about your latest release on Timeless Moment and the inspiration behind it.
When Danilo asked me for unreleased material i just finished these two and realized that they have something in common and could work very well together. Both have a dark atmosphere but break out of it in light moments. While “Magnolia” is the main track and maybe the more catchy one, “Paradise“ is the more experimental one, that makes the EP really special.
What’s the music scene like where you live and how often are you playing?
Kiel is a small city with ca 250.000 people. We only have two clubs and I try not to play too much, otherwise its nothing special anymore. In one of these Clubs (Luna Club) I make a party every month and its always a good event.
Which other DJs or producers are you liking right now?
There are so many of good producers out there, it’s hard to name a favourite but Artists that inspire me and always make a solid work are.
What are your go to labels?
I am happy to collaborate with Parquet Recordings and Traum Schallplatten since these are the first labels that attracted my attention and to me they stand for constant quality. I would love to release a track on Diynamic or Kompakt.
Tell us about your DJ setup
Usually i use a modern day Pioneer USB player. When i started DJing I used Traktor and a Denon Controller. At the moment i sometimes think of switching back to Traktor. I like the Allen & Heath Xone K2 and just bought an RME Babyface.
What’s been your biggest achievement
The Track “Astronaut” I produced together with Peter Groskreutz worked very well. It was released on Parquet Recordings and stood in the Beatport Progressive Charts for six weeks and is one of the labels best selling tracks. The Track still works very well and i always play it in my livesets.
I think my best Gig was at the Fusion Festival 2014 where i played a liveset at “Tanzwüste” together with Peter Saturday night.
What can we expect from you soon
After this release on Timeless Moment there will be a collaboration with Peer Kusiv on Eleatics Records and Parquet.
I am also finishing new tracks with David Baader for Traum Schallplatten. Another nice project i finished, is a remix for “Sonic Future” which will be released on “One Of A Kind” soon. At the moment, I am working on several remixes and got lots of interesting stuff in the pipeline so keep your eyes and ears open.