Hot Sugar

PREMIERE: Hot Sugar ft. Nasty Nigel and Big Baby Gandhi “Alimony Calculator”

Electronic hip hop producer Nick Koenig, better known as Hot Sugar, has a knack for playing with the mundane. While his intricate layered beats for acts like The Roots, Lucki, Antwon and Lakutis might suggest otherwise, Hot Sugar enjoys crafting music out of the boring, everyday noise of daily life. Using a technique he calls Associative Music, Koenig samples field noises of his weekly routine. One day, he may record a man shoveling snow outside of his house and reprogram the sound to create percussion for a track. The next, he’ll use webcam footage of a fan smashing a beer can against their head, pitch-shifting it to fit with a melody.

Whatever Hot Sugar creates, it feels secretly experimental, yet very in-depth with feeling—the casual listener would have no idea these were productions created with found sounds, while the typical fan could only fantasize where the noises originated. At the top of the year, Hot Sugar dropped the world’s first exclusively VR album, Melody of Dust. Most recently, he directed Lil Peep’s music video for “Awful Things.”

More notably, Hot Sugar’s production has been featured in the background of the hit Comedy Central show, Broad City. Today, MASS APPEAL premieres a Broad City tracks that hasn’t yet been fully uncovered: “Alimony Calculator.” Returning to his hip hop roots, Hot Sugar links up with frequent NYC collaborators Nasty Nigel and Big Baby Gandhi. A co-production with elusive Brooklyn production duo The O.G. Van B Boys, this song is bouncy, full of banging drums with attitude—plus a few playful bloops. .

Hot Sugar had this to say about the track’s release:

I’ve been donating 100% of my Bandcamp earnings to the ACLU for a year now, so this track (which I’ll be releasing via Bandcamp) is kinda like an anniversary and thank you to all those that donated.

Stream the new Hot Sugar track up above and check out The Melody of Dust VR experience via Steam. Those wanting to support Hot Sugar and the ACLU can visit his Bandcamp page and download some of his excellent releases for a name-your-own-price figure. For those unsure where to begin with Hot Sugar, his Made Man and MiDi Murder EPs are excellent places to start.

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