Husky is an artist who lives and breathes house music, and has over the last 15 years or so become one of the world’s most celebrated proponents of quality soulful and vocal house. Releasing on leading labels such as Defected, Salted, Dvine Sounds and Vicious Recordings, Husky had forged a unique path with his warm, intricate and affectionately produced records on the aforementioned labels and via his own Bobbin Head Music and Random Soul Recordings imprints.
This October, Husky releases his new album Go Don’t Stop: a life-affirming celebration of the power of songs, collaboration and positivity across 11 unique and timeless tracks.
What is unique about the place you live, or is it famous for something?
Well I am pretty lucky to live on the northern beaches of Sydney, which boasts some of the nicest beaches Sydney has to offer. I am in a suburb called warriewood, and apart from a wetland bush reserve which is home to many dangerous snakes, some swamp wallbies, and even Ross River fever carrying mosquitos, there isn’t much Warriewood is famous for.
I am about 20 minutes away from Palm Beach though, which is where they film that show ‘Home & Away’. For all those Australian soap fans haha.
Through lockdown, what has been your favourite thing to do at the weekend?
Well to be honest, I used to work a LOT over the weekends with up to 3 gigs a night and could end up doing 15 + hours of DJing in 2 days. So with no gigs, I have actually really been enjoying getting up early and enjoying a morning walk with my Son. As much as I might grumble about it at the time some days, it’s really nice.
Any side hustles or skills you want to share with us?
If only! Sadly I don’t have many skills outside of business and the music business. Im a terrible alpha male too, wouldn’t feel confident hanging a picture on my own. Although I did stain my timber deck recently and that seemed to turn out ok! (don’t ask me to do yours though)
You’re about to release your new album – how much did your local environment inspire its production?
Great question! Oddly enough, I often feel that I make my best music when we have good weather. Sydney often has it’s spells of perfection and I tend to look outside and see the sun shining and I think that plays a huge roll in making the more ‘uplifting’ music. It also helps with any more energetic club focused records, cause I often turn it up and try to picture what it would sound like at a nice open air festival stage, or outdoor day party. Living near the beach too I often jump on my bike and ride down to the lake/beach and enjoy a sunset. When I ride, I love having a sound track, and quite often I have come home early with ideas in my head that I had to make a start on.
What cheeky banger has been playing through your speakers on repeat for the last 6 months?
Did I mention I have a toddler, cause the old ‘Kiddywinks’ album from Peter Combe gets a workout haha. But for me, I can’t get past the Soledrifter remix of Magnifik ‘Let It Go’.. ooooooh so good.
Favourite Friday night dinner at home or restaurant?
Well I’ve been having a few of these lately! With lock down it’s been delivery most of the time, but it’s hard to get past the local sushi place and their Salmon Bento box! Yes, It’s Friday again tomorrow!