The ‘Instrumental Beats‘ Spotify playlist is taken over for the first time in 2020. It’s a great pleasure for me that Nils Hoffmann presents his 10 best instrumental tracks one week after the release of his fantastic debut album.
I am happy for two reasons. First of all, Nils is an outstanding artist. No, he definitely isn’t a insider tip for fans of Deep & Progressive House anymore. Whether as a solo artist, in collaborations with artists like Ben Böhmer or as a remixer. He knows how to surprise and impress. As influences he mentions the music of Trentemøller, Paul Kalkbrenner and Apparat, which in my opinion is partly to be heard. But Nils has developed his own style with which he attracts attention and inspires many people.
The other reason is that Nils plays a major role in the existence of the ‘Instrumental Beats’ playlist. His track ‘Balloons‘ (which is still one of my favourite tracks) was one of the first tracks on the playlist. Contrary to my musical taste at that time, this track made me realize that music produced with synthesizers or samplers also has soul & warmness. Many thanks for that! But I‘m very happy that his music isn’t only popular on Klangspot playlists. No, his tracks are also featured on big Spotify playlists like Electronic Rising, Truly Deep House or Afterhours. Well deserved I think.
Eight years after ‘Verwunschen‘ Nils released his debut album ‘Once in a Blue Moon‘ last week (Poesie Musik), which was introduced by five singles during the last months. Who thought the album would be only a summary of the singles, was wrong. Besides the known tracks the album contains further highlights like ‘The Clouds Silver Shining‘, ‘Parachute‘ (a collaboration with Max Joni) or the amazing intro ‚1.16699016 x 10^-8 hertz‘, which was already used in the ‘Anjunadeep Edition 285‘ mix.
With the new music in his pocket, he will tour in 2020. His fans in Down Under can be happy in advance. Three gigs, where Nils can be heard as support for Ben Böhmer, are fixed. Check out the other tour dates. Let’s hope Corona doesn’t screw up the plans. Follow Nils on Facebook to be informed about the latest status.
21.03. Bolgenschanze, Davos, Switzerland
28.03. Studio 203, Ioannina, Greece
11.04. Freigeist Openair Cologne, Germany
17.04. The Orange Yard London, UK
18.04. The Orange Yard London, UK
01.05. Roxy Club Prague, Czech
08.05. Harry Klein, Munich, Germany
15.05. Übel & Gefährlich, Hamburg, Germany
16.05. Säälchen, Berlin, Germany
22.05. Manning Bar, Sydney, Australia
23.05. Corner Hotel, Melbourne, Australia
24.05. The Valley Drive In, Brisbane, Australia
13.06. Verträumte Angelegenheit Festival, Obernburg am Main, Germany
21.06. Ritter Butzke, Berlin, Germany
Now enjoy listening!
Nils Hoffmann – 1.16699016 x 10^-8 hertz
Nils Hoffmann – Once in a Blue Moon
Nils Hoffmann & Ben Böhmer – Second Sun
Nils Hoffmann & Khåen – Nearer Still Nearer
Nils Hoffmann – Drift
Nils Hoffmann – Balloons (OIABM Version)
Nils Hoffmann – Moon Water (Radio Edit)
Nils Hoffmann – Balloons (Radio Edit)
Stil & Bense – Soft Hammer (Nils Hoffmann Remix)
Deeparture – Cabin Pressure – (Nils Hoffmann Remix)
LUKINS – Nils Hoffmann #saveyourculture (Live DJ Set @ Bloc 48 Eberswalde)