THE BIRDHOUSE 179: Eskuche Interview

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This week on THE BIRDHOUSE I invited the Russian-born, New York resident, Eskuche to do a guest mix on the show. I’ve been into his music for a while now. Primarily because he’s a producer who knows exactly what his style is, and that style is high-flyin’ tech house. Pumping bass lines. Hard-hitting kicks. Upbeat vocal samples. Eskuche’s rip-roaring tracks will get anyone moving.

His unabashed dedication to this sound has landed him releases on some of the most reputable tech house labels in the world including Jamie Jone’s Hot Creations, Green Velvet’s Relief, Steve Lawler’s VIVa Music and more. As tech house becomes the most in-demand genre of dance music around, many great artists are rising with it and Eskuche is one of them. Take a listen to his guest mix below. It’s 30 minutes of straight grooves.

THE REAL

How did your music career get started in earnest?

Seriously I decided to do it as a career was after I moved to NYC and saw all the crazy nightlife here and then first highlight was signing my first track to Nervous records

Where are you from and does it have an influence on your music?

I’m from Russia originally and moved to NYC in 2010, I think moving here was the biggest influence to my music

How many times did you want to quit trying to make this your career

I never wanted to quit, it’s a journey and I accept it

What was one piece of equipment that helped define your sound early on?

It was korg electribe esx (red one) still one of my favorites

When you were getting started, which artists did you try to emulate (both musically and careerwise)?

For me Marco Carola sound back in 2012 was something I was really going crazy about. Hard to say about careerwise because everyone has such a different ways

When you have a tough week or a rough tour, how do you get yourself back on track?

I love yoga. Its really helping out a lot to get peace in mind and body

Where and when are you at your most content/happiest?

Studio and the beach haha

Do you have any secret hobbies or hidden talents?

I used to be extreme sports guy, skateboarding, rollerblading but after few good fails I decided to take it easy and now mostly do snowboarding and fitness roller skating.

 

THE REST

Favorite and least favorite colors?

Black and yellow

Favorite and least favorite words?

Concentrate and least favorite is Like

Favorite animal?

Monkey

Favorite board game?

Chess

Favorite guilty pleasure food?

Halal haha

Favorite guilty pleasure song?

Rockwell – Somebody watching me

German or Detroit techno?

Detroit

Festival, club or illegal warehouse?

Festival

Biggie or Tupac?

 Tupac

Star Wars or Star Trek?

Star Wars

Exercise or Netflix?

 Yoga