Nick Koenig has been making music since the age of 13. He is professionally known as “Hot Sugar.” He is based in the city of New York and is known for being a music recording producer of Noise Collector Records. He has collaborated with different artists such as Blackbear, The Roots, and Lucki.
Koenig went to film school and it was at that time that he started gaining experience afterward when he worked as a ghost producer while he was creating samples of rap beats. In fact, he started to get attention in downtown New York City when he composed the soundtrack for “Strawberry-Banana,” a thesis film that premiered at the National Arts Club.
Koenig came onto the Indie music scene early in his career. A featured documentary in 2015 heralded him as the modern-day Mozart of music. His career took off in 2011 when he released the EP, Muscle Milk. He went to release his other EPs and studio albums such as:
- Midi Murder (2012)
- Made Man (2013)
- Moon Money (2012)
- God’s Hand (2015)
- Melody Dust (2017)
He produced the song “Sleep” for another artist, The Roots on the “Undun” album. E worked at Dame Dash’s music studio in 2010 and was noticed by Kanye West’s director. A video was released on their blog shortly after and “Hot Sugar” was featured in it because of his non-traditional recording techniques. That same year, Nick released his duo called “Young Vipers.”
Nick Koenig has been the subject of a documentary called “Hot Sugar’s Cold World.” It should be noted that this same documentary received a worthy mention at an International Festival in Canada, “Hot Docs.” The documentary has received a lot of positive media attention, which seems to have complimented Nick’s career.
His Musical Melodies
Koenig is also known for his ‘director’ skills, directing a lot of music videos for other artists. He describes his particular style of music as ‘associative music.’ This means that he uses noises, instruments and audio as samples for his musical melodies. He has gleaned some of that artistic influence from the likes of John Waters.
Style and Influences
Nick Koenig’s work has influenced modern culture and has become a timeless and innovative addition to those who love his music. He continues to perfect his technique and capture sounds similar to the way that a photographer captures images. He captures sound from non-traditional places. If he hears something poetic, he will record it.
Listen to Glass Animals
The most recent accomplishment is the song “Glass Animals,” by Hot Sugar, which you can now listen to and even see the lyrics.