There are various ways to intend a mile: 5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609 kilometers (approximately), according to the ancient Romans, not 100 but 1,000 steps. Therefore, before you walk a mile, you must choose the unit of measurement and count adequately. Henrik Schwarz takes one (unit) and makes it his own: “Walk a mile in my shoes” by Coldcut becomes a hit in 2006. Every time you can count in a different way.
Many say that the first approach to music is either listening to hip hop/rap or metal, youth is never half way; your pants are therefore either extra large and you move taking small steps trying not to make them fall off, or your risking your health and the possibility of having children in the future. Schwarz instead, starts his career playing Rap, Hip Hop, Rare Groove, Jazz and Techno from Detroit in clubs all around Germany, establishes the SUNDAY-MUSIC label with Sasse, and is then launched by Gilles Peterson’s radio program ‘Worldwide’.
‘Head Alone Bran’ fills the gaps between Jazz, Techno and Soul, becoming many DJ’s favorite song. In short, you get everything wrong but with success.
Once it would have been called ‘a classic’, now…
You don’t because we use computers and the classicists would never accept it as a classic, therefore we say ‘an important exponent of German deep house’, Henrik Schwarz never learnt to play an instrument but invented the Schwarzonator that corrects the scale while you fiddle with the keyboard trying to compose by accident, even worse cry the classicists, but its not their fault if they have never heard ‘Imagination Limitation’.
He remixes for: Mari Boine (Universal), Kuniyuki (Mule Musiq), Tosca (G-Stone), Ethnic Heritage Ensemble (Deeper Soul), James Brown, Dark Globe feat. Boy George, Omar feat. Stevie Wonder, Jazzanova, Jesse Rose, he’s composed !K7’s famous DJ-Kicks, traveled the world and landed right in the middle, DANCITY FESTIVAL FOLIGNO.
"If I was a real fan I would never play myself on a night during the World Cup!"