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Quick-fire Q&A with Kruse & Nuernberg

With releases on OFF Recordings and Exploited, and remixes for the likes of Groove Armada and Dennis Ferrer, German deep house duo Kruse & Nuernberg have been plying their deep and melodic brand of house for a while now.

With new music coming out this week via Exploited’s excellent Black Jukebox compilation, a new track on Kittball Konspiracy Vol.10 (out November 17), and a new remix for Brolin’s ‘Nightdiving’, which is six minutes of deep, luxurious house music that you can truly get lost to – we thought it was a great time to grab a quick chat with Florian Kruse & Nils Nuernberg to talk records, guilty pleasures, and what they’d save if their studio burnt down.

Hi Kruse & Nuernberg – whereabouts are you today?
We are in Berlin playing at Watergate tonight and spending some time in the studio together before the show.

What was the first record you bought…?
Florian: Moodyman – Mahogany Brown
Nils: Michael Jackson – Bad

What was the last record you bought…?
Florian: DJ Dozia – Pop Culture (KINK Remix)
Nils: George Fitzgerald – Call It Love (Scuba’s Angel Dust Remix)

What track do you wish you’d written…?
Florian: Moderat – Bad Kingdom (DJ Koze Remix)
Nils: Ame – Rej

What track makes you happiest…?
Florian: Todd Terrje – Inspector Norse
Nils: Makoto – My Soul

What track makes you saddest…?
Florian: Christian Löffler – York
Nils: Nils Frahm – Unter – Tristana – Ambre

What’s your favourite club…?
Both: Watergate

What’s your favourite after party record…?
Florian: Detroit Grand Pubahs – Club Sandwishes (Marc Romboy Remix)
Nils: Daniel Bortz – Monkey Biznizz (Club Version)

What track has had the most influence on you…?
Florian: Nathan Fake – The Sky Was Pink (James Holden Remix)
Nils: Loco Dice – Seeing Through Shadows

Which of your own tracks are you most proud of…?
Kruse & Nuernberg – Daze Without You

Who do you owe a debt of gratitude to for becoming successful DJs..?
There are A LOT of people and probably way too many to mention here. First of all our families, our supportive friends, friends in the music business, of course our booking agents Chris and Loopy from Jackmode. Joris Voorn and Edwin Oosterwal for their support, Kai from Liebe*Detail and many many many others…

What’s your current favourite record…?
Florian: Victor Ruiz & D-Nox – Arise
Nils: Vessels – Echo In (Ripperton Remix)

If your studio was on fire and you go back in to save one thing, what would it be and why…?
Florian: The MacBook Pro because thats where all the work is on.
Nils: My chair. Its the best chair in the world and it is veeery comfortable. I love that chair. It’s a great piece of furniture… ;)

And while we’ve got you, check out the duo’s recent mix for the good folks at Skiddle.

Skiddle Live 003 – Kruse & Nuernberg @ Villa Nova by Skiddle on Mixcloud