TOTD // 12/10 // Nachtbraker

Published: October 12, 2017, words by Oli Katz

Part of the All Ears takeover


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The name Nachtbraker, if you didn’t know what it means, still sounds like a cool alias. But when you understand its actual meaning (Dutch for night hawk) it gets transported into another league. DVS1 is another of these aliases. For a long time I didn’t realise it was supposed to be pronounced as devious one. My world was blown away.

Maurits Verwoerd, aka Nachtbraker aka Night Hawk, started producing music in the underground dungeons of Amsterdam. Coming out occasionally, but only at night, he developed this name among friends and enemies. His multi-genre, percussive music caught the attention of two labels in particular that we’re very fond of; Dirt Crew Recordings and Detroit Swindle’s Heist. Through these, he’s developed a strong discography that has seen him rise through the ranks in the electronic music scene. Unfortunately, during this short time, he has also developed tinnitus.

“Of course I knew that because of listening to loud music I risked hearing loss. But having a constant high tone in my head? No I didn’t know that before I got it. It just creeps in and at first I didn’t really know that it was tinnitus. The concept “complete silence” is non-existent for me. That is something I miss the most. At first I really felt down because of it. I’ll have this for the rest of my life, permanent damage. Hence, these kind of awareness campaigns are of utmost importance.”

As one of the early supporters of our All Ears campaign, and a sufferer of the condition himself, Nachtbraker details a few of the tracks that sooth his ears in times of increased stress and tiredness, joining Drvg Cvltvre, Bicep and a host of others in providing advice and, hopefully, a little comfort for those going through the same problem. From beautiful slow jams, to soothing Japanese vocal music that pushed him to start his own label, great selections is what we’ve come to expect from the Night Hawk.

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Saine

Prime Chops

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Nothing beats a Saine track, nothing does. One of the most talented and underrated producers out there. He was one of the reasons why I founded Quartet Series. Encouraged by his amazing output I had the balls to set it up and search for more tracks which I added to this beauty which came out on Quartet Series 001 in 2016. The soothing Japanese vocals and melancholic chords are just too beautiful.”
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Brother G

Two Nights High

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“A beautiful slow jam by Brother G on a very nice label called Rough House Rosie. Definitely check out that one if you’re into the deeper stuff like I am ;). The Rhodes chords that touch the heart, the rims and synth chords that’ll guide you to a happy place make this an ultimate getaway whenever needed.”
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Leif

Tuesday Nothing

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Leif is one of the producers I look up to the most in this world. The originality, capability of creating these wonderful sound designs and intelligently crafted song structures but most importantly the way he captures emotions in his songs are amazing. I played two of his songs in my Boiler Room, of which one was from his latest album Taraxacum.”
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A Vision of Panorama

Back to Elba

  • Calm

  • Energetic

  • Euphoric

  • Happy

  • Melancholic

  • Nostalgic

  • Tense

  • Wonky

“Closing the eyes, and I imagine myself at some Mediterranean coast, eating seafood while the sun goes down. Slowly getting ready for some party later that night at the same beach. Impossible not to get a smile on your face right?”

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