New York-based producer Nick Koenig, also known as Hot Sugar, works primarily within the musique concrète milieu, manipulating recorded sounds to create his own original, often beautiful, Hip-Hop-influenced compositions.
After releasing several EP’s and mixtapes, and contributing production for artists as diverse as Open Mike Eagle, Lakutis, Antwon, and The Roots, he released his official debut album, ‘God’s Hand’, one of my favorite albums of 2015, earlier this year.
Now he’s starring in a documentary, ‘Hot Sugar’s Cold World’, directed by Adam Bhala Lough, produced by David Gordon Green, Danny McBride, and Jody Hill, and featuring Jim Jarmusch, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, and others, about his unique creative process and personal life.
The film is currently making the rounds at various festivals and showing in select arthouse theatres around the country. The rest of us get to see it on November 6th, when it hits digital distribution channels.
‘God’s Hand’ is out now on Break World Records.