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An emissary of music selection since he began flipping radio stations in the family sedan. Nick was destined to become a continuous beat delivery source to anyone willing to listen. Ultimately it was the infectious effect house music had on him and so many others, that pushed him to promote house music and it’s culture. “Spinning for a crowd is the ultimate expression of your emotional connection to the music, it’s how you connect with your audience. If you play the right tracks, everyone will be in equilibrium. That’s what makes this culture so contagious.”
Upon acquiring a drum set at age ten, Nick began to build a rhythm foundation that would eventually lead to his appeal to dance music. In 96’ he began attending underground parties in the Detroit area. This is where he discovered his first influences in electronic music. Legendary performers such as Carl Craig, Derick May, Richie Hawtin, DJ Sneak, & Frankie Bones filled his head with techno authority. Infatuation became obsession. There’s no doubt that his performances today directly represent an expressive model of what extraordinary music has done to him over the years.
After many years of failure in finding his place in dance culture, Nic Nac joined Detroit DJ collective “Disfresh”. Owned and operated by longtime friend Bassick, this coalition proved to generate a strong stream of followers in the Detroit scene. It led to residencies and gigs at local venues such as Clutch Cargos, Tonic, & the Purple Moon. By 2003, Nick relocated to San Diego California, but still maintained his affiliation with Disfresh. In 2009, a venture to push his passion further brought on “The Beat Retreat”, a dance podcast that features up and coming talent in electronic music to new markets. Its success has lead to exponential growth and listeners in 22 different countries. By 2011, Beat Geek was born, one part Nic Nac, one part E^2, the two paired to established a smooth blend of funky and progressive with their own production arsenal.
In keep up with the growing demands in dance culture, Nick plans to continue work on his current projects and develop the new opportunities as they come along. “Propositions are in no shortage, it’s choosing the ones that best represent you and your goals that matter. If others believe in your vision, you will have no trouble getting the support you need to make it happen."