Bennet Jürges, or best known as Rescve, who needs little introduction and assuredly doesn’t need saving. This titan of tunes is and has been exploding on the scene lately and has been catching the eyes of significant heads. His goals of reestablishing bass-music into the mainstays of Germany is wildly impressive and he has our full-support.
Please welcome Rescve to the storm!
Q1: Welcome to the rainstorm! We are pumped to have you with us!
What can you tell us about the origin story behind the Rescve hysteria?
A1: Thank you very much for having me here! Throughout my whole life, music has always been the main focus. I started early on, learning Piano at the age of 6 followed by the Horn and the Trumpet at age 10, and in my later teen days learning Drums and Guitar. Since I had early contact with music I went to a music-focused school where I played in countless bands/orchestras and marching bands.
Because of personal problems with depression, anxiety, and frequent panic attacks I had to leave school. At the same time, I started producing music. I’ve always composed music but this was something different, it felt different. My early work as “Heretic” was focused on Hip Hop and Orchestral pieces, I did not know anything about Electronic music or how to even make it.
To be honest, I had never really listened to it until that point. The first electronic genre I produced was progressive and big room house, from my current standpoint these songs were
questionable but without them, I would have never started listening to the broad spectrum of EDM music. Then, July 17th, 2018 happened, Gold from Excision and Illenium was released and I was hooked. First Dubstep song that I’ve ever listened to and from that point on I was obsessed with the sound. Whether it was Melodic or Heavy I wanted to create it too!
Under another alias (Horizon), I started to release my first Dubstep songs. Most of them where Melodic Dubstep but with more experience in sound design I was able to create heavy tracks too.
But all of this did not feel right with my vision of music. My vision never changed, I wanted to create music that helps people. A constant balance between dark and light, soft and heavy.
None of the above-named aliases represented that, that was the moment Rescve was born!
Rescve is the thin line between darkness and light here to help people find their peace the same way music helped me!
Q2: How long have you been producing music?
A2: I’ve been producing since November 2017. Fl Studio is the DAW of my choice and my heart.
To truly answer the question though, I’ve been creating original pieces since I was 10 years old (composing piano and orchestral pieces).
Q3: What is your favorite part about making music in Germany? And why is it your favorite?
A3: The best thing about music production for me is that I can truly express myself. Throughout my school years, I’ve struggled a lot with mental health and depression and this took a toll on my creativity. The fact that I’m able to produce music and show the world what my vision is, is the best feeling! When it comes to EDM in Germany, the scene is quite a small one outside of Techno and 80’s House. But with that in mind, there is the option of building it yourself. With enough work and the help from my fellow German producers, I’m sure we can create a scene for the future! That’s one of my biggest goals in my artist’s life!
Q4: Remixes or originals? What do you like about each, and dislike about each!
A4: Firstly, both are great! I started out making remixes in the hopes of winning some competitions and even though I did not win, I’ve gained a lot of friends because of it. With remixes you can really let your creativity run wild, re-imagining songs are something special, and everything I get to the chance to so so, I learn new things about producing, 100%! There are limits though, which is the reason why I don’t do them often. My strength lies in composition, with remixes this is done deal. You can’t really change it without completely losing the original song. If you have a concrete idea of what you want to remix, then it’s the right thing for you. I’m an original guy, for the same reasons as in question 3. Original music is my way of expressing myself, there is nothing better! Simple as that!
Q5: What has been the highest point in your career? Walk us through that moment of thrill!
A5: One of the most exciting things for sure would be an FL Studio event in Frankfurt, Germany. This whole thing took place in a beautiful Studio and I got to meet a lot of great producers and musicians. The Drum and Bass producer/DJ Zardonic hosted a masterclass and feedback session and I got the chance to learn a lot about production, tips that I would have never gotten any other way. My proudest moment would probably be Excision downloading my music.
But without my signing with Deathstar Cult this would not be possible. This is the right time to show my gratitude and thanks to all the guys at DSC. Without them finding me 5 months ago, I would never be in the same position that I am right now. Special thanks to Dub Vader and the whole management of DSC for supporting me and all of the awesome members of the group! I could literally name all of them but I really want to point out the talent of some of them. Scafetta, Mr Fink, Millgram, Torch, RageBot, Highdruh, ChrisThaCrook, you guys are insane and I can’t wait to see what the future brings!
Q6: What do you expect to gain from 2020 that you can utilize in 2021?
A6: 2020 has been an interesting year for sure. I’ve learned so much, not just in terms of production but also in meeting fellow musicians from all around the world. Since Germany went into lock-down quite fast the entire club scene died and still hasn’t come back yet. Shows are not possible right now which is a hard hit for sure but my skills as a DJ improved a lot because of the amount of live streams and online events that happened in the last month. Once this is all over the world will get to know my name, I’m sure of it!
But the most important thing that happened was my signing with Deathstar Cult, the growth of this group has been insane so far and I can not wait to see what will happen in 2021.
You better get ready for it!
Q7: You recently dropped “Out Of Phase“, what went into that track’s creative processes; mentally and physically? What about “Hymn Of The Damned“?
A7: Out Of Phase was an interesting project for sure. I tried to blend alternative metal/rock with synth and heavy basses, it kinda worked! The whole song follows the current trend of screech-basses in Tearout Dubstep but I wanted to give it my own spin. I recorded the drums first, I own a MIDI drumkit so that part was quite easy. Everything after that followed the idea of alternative rock, some slow guitars mixed with some moody synth. References are a crucial step in my production, I pick out a bunch of songs beforehand and never use more. It’s my way of having a creative road-map even though after the initial idea gets refined, I don’t really use the references anymore.
Hymn Of The Damned is the representation of my dark style. Incorporating a full spectrum of orchestral sounds, I tried to use all of my experience as a musician and composer to create this piece. I took great inspiration from the works of John Williams but also from musicians out of the Dubstep world like PhaseOne or Virtual Riot. There is a secret intro for this song that is called March Of The Damned that I use for Live-Set intros. All together it creates the Symphony Of The Damned.
Q8: Whose in your radar as far as collabs go?
A8: Easy to answer, the entirety of Deathstar Cult. I recently worked with Scafetta on a collab and since then I can’t stop thinking about all the possible collabs in this group.
Q9: Who do you see killing it these days? Give them a healthy shout-out!
A9: There are a lot of people that I think have the potential of “blowing up” in the next years, it would be too much to name all of them but here are some of my picks:
Dub Vader, Mr Fink, Scafetta, RageBot, Milgram Torch, RageBot, Highdruh, ChrisThaCrook, Tephra, Alienthunder, Benzo$, Bopper, BvssFlux, DoBadlyy, Grimez, Grimmire, Jvmpskare.
You guys are awesome, keep killing it! If I had to pick one artist out the bunch I’d pick Scafetta. His music is insane and I can’t wait to see how his story plays out.