Richard Kruspe brought in 'German cleaning machine' on Hotei track

Richard Kruspe
Richard Kruspe

Richard Kruspe says he feared there wasn’t enough space for him to add vocals to Hotei’s track Move It.

The Rammstein and Emigrate man teamed up with the Japanese guitarist on the track, but feared he might upset Hotei with the changes he needed to make.

In a new behind-the-scenes video, Kruspe says: “First impression I had was, ‘How the fuck do I get my vocals into this track?’ There was no space, you can hear he’s a guitar player and he’s not afraid that he’s a guitar player.

“I kind of had to bring in the German cleaning machine to get some space for me, that was a big challenge. I know that some artists are not so happy if you try to mess around with their music. But he was so cool, he let me be free and change anything I wanted.”

The video was released last month.

Kruspe hits the road with Rammstein this summer, including a headline appearance at Download.

Rammstein 2016 tour dates

Jun 02: Monza Gods Of Metal, Italy
Jun 03: Rock In Vienna, Austria
Jun 04: Allmend Rockt, Switzerland
Jun 10: Download Festival, UK
Jun 10-12: Pinkpop Festival, Netherlands
Jun 12: Download Paris, France
Jun 17: Hellfest, France
Jun 19: Moscow Maxidrom Festival, Russia
Jun 23: Odense Tinderbox, Denmark
Jun 24-26: Southside Festival, Germany
Jun 24-26: Hurricane Festival, Germany
Jun 30-Jul 02:Seinajoki Provinssi, Finland
Jun 30-Jul 02: Norrkoping Bravalla, Sweden
Jun 30-Jul 03: Rock Werchter, Belgium
Jul 15: Chicago Open Air, IL
Jul 17: Quebec Festival, QC
Jul 23: Hell & Heaven Metal Festival, Mexico
Aug 19: Highfield Festival, Germany

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