Hamburg-based electronic maestro, Rosbeh, is making his mark with his distinct fusion of enchanting piano melodies and dynamic electronic soundscapes. Since 2017, this award-winning pianist has been crafting his signature style, offering listeners a mesmerizing blend of live piano improvisations and rich electronic beats.
Renowned for his electrifying stage presence, Rosbeh's releases provide the ideal sonic backdrop for both pulsating club nights and laid-back evenings in. Get ready to be transported into his world of captivating musical landscapes. We caught up with him about the tracks that shaped his sound, enjoy!
Bonobo: First Fires
Starting with my biggest inspiration, Bonobo. I was 15 when I first heard his music, and ever since, I've fallen in love with everything he creates. To this day, I am hugely inspired by the soundscapes and rhythms he produces. His music is incredibly pleasing to my ears. Most importantly, I'm fascinated by how versatile one artist can be in sound. Every artist, at some point, asks themselves, 'Who do I want to be? What is my signature sound? Where do I want to go?' I believe this question leaves us little room for growth because, by focusing on what to create, we might miss the opportunity to create anything out of nothing – which is the beauty of art. I might be mistaken, but to me, Bonobo sounds like he creates what he thinks is good for the moment, without limiting himself to a specific genre. This philosophy is what I strive to maintain for myself: creating music for the sake of its beauty without fixating on the outcome. Here's just one example of the many songs that inspire me.
Kiasmos - Looped
At a young age, I composed piano pieces and believed I would solely pursue making piano music. However, my perspective shifted when I first encountered ‚Kiasmos'. The fusion of electronic beats with Ólafur Arnalds playing these beautiful chord progressions on the piano introduced me to a new world of inspiration, influencing the direction of my current work.
I visited London three years ago to attend a Mix/Mastering class at Point Blank Music School. During the class, we were required to present songs that we liked, and someone shared 'Thom Yorke - Black Swan.' To my embarrassment, I had never listened to any Thom Yorke or Radiohead songs until then. The person who introduced the song eventually became my best friend and changed my life to what it is now. While Radiohead didn't directly shape my sound, their songs inspired me sonically and broadened my musical horizon.
DAVID AUGUST - Epikur
My introduction to electronic dance music was around the age of 16 here in Hamburg, where artists like Solomun, HOSH, and David August hosted their open-air events. Back then, I hadn't started producing music; I was solely immersed in playing and composing piano music. However, these open-air experiences, especially witnessing performances by those artists, drew me closer to my love for electronic music. To this day, ”Epikur” by David August stands out as a beautiful song — the vibe, production, and composition of this track are incredibly impressive.