Over the past eight years, N2N has constructed fairly a powerful profession. In 2018, he was talked about by Billboard in its record of the 9 finest units from Burning Man, and the 12 months prior he had the chance to carry out for a worldwide viewers in New York’s Mixmag Lab. Within the studio, his versatility shines by means of, as his groovy feel-good model has ‘landed him main label signings, together with Deadmau5’s imprint hau5trap, in addition to help from Fatboy Slim, Chris Lake, David Guetta, Idris Elba and extra. Past the decks, Nick has turn into an outspoken advocate for psychological well being and suicide consciousness. A survivor himself, he hopes to make use of his platform to interrupt down the stigma related to melancholy and encourage others in comparable conditions to talk freely in a time closely dictated by exterior look.
Now, he’s again with an exciting new single, teaming up with vocalist Trendy Lover for “Underneath Management” by way of David Hohme’s The place The Coronary heart Is imprint. It’s an infectious underground tune that includes a glimmering vocal from Trendy Lover. The melodies mix effortlessly, culminating in a pulsating four-on-the-floor beat and an irresistibly bouncy bassline.
It’s one more superbly performed observe from N2N. We had the pleaseure to talk to him about this single together with different points of his profession. Take pleasure in!
How did your expertise at Burning Man affect your music and profession?
The most important factor Burning Man has performed for me as a performer is to understand the ground in entrance of me. I used to really feel disappointment if I weren’t enjoying to a packed membership, or if I had been opening and no person had arrived but. I’ve performed unbelievable events at Burning Man the place 15 individuals had been on the dance flooring having the time of their lives. My duty as a DJ is to whomever is on the dance flooring at that present second. Clearly it’s performed super issues for my profession, for which I’m eternally grateful.
What impressed you to develop your distinctive tackle home music?
I began DJing in NYC after I was 18, enjoying open format golf equipment for years. It was a category in studying the gang, however past that, gave me an appreciation for incorporating a number of genres in the identical set. Now that I’m strictly 4 on the ground oriented, I nonetheless like to include totally different genres into my set, however underneath the umbrella of home. It’s extra enjoyable as a listener in the event you’re not getting the identical vibe on the identical frequencies for 90 minutes.
How did you begin working with David Hohme and the document label “The place The Coronary heart Is”?
I met David practically 10 years in the past by means of the BangOn group in New York. I’ve at all times had lots of respect for him as a performer, and through the years we developed a friendship that grew as we began to attach over issues exterior of music. I not often make music that’s a sonic match for WTHI, however after I was displaying him some demos I made final 12 months, he highlighted this one and requested if it had been signed but. The remaining is historical past, and right here we’re!
What’s the story behind your music with Trendy Lover and what’s the which means of the title of the music?
Makayla and I met over the web, after I was digging on Beatport for vocalists. We ended up spending Thanksgiving 2021 collectively in Los Angeles, consuming Chinese language meals and dealing on random sketches (together with Hit & Run on Nation Membership Disco). Makayla had the concept for the vocal, based mostly on the idea of an unhealthy & controlling relationship (therefore the title). We spent a while eager about the vibe of the music, and finally the primary draft of what you hear at this time was there inside the hour.
As a passionate vegan, how do you incorporate veganism into your life and profession?
I wish to put on garments after I journey or carry out that encourage conversations. If I play a present and put on a shirt from Don’t Eat the Homies, perhaps somebody will see it and be curious in regards to the message or one thing like that.
Which qualities do you prioritize in a document label and what drew you to WTHI?
Plenty of issues come to thoughts right here. You possibly can strategy it from the ‘who’s received one of the best connections with playlisters at Spotify or different DSPs’ or the ‘who’s received the largest DJ promo pool.’ On the identical time, private relationships are vital. A label can have one of the best connections on the earth, but when they’re a bag of dicks then I’ve no real interest in working with them.
What can followers look ahead to from N2N in the upcoming 12 months, each in phrases of music and advocacy efforts?
Extra cats, extra psychological well being, extra touring, extra music. I’ve set a purpose of a launch a month for 2023, which we’re on observe to realize. Making an attempt to hit as many new markets as potential so I can begin to construct a wider viewers and continue to grow :). I really like what I do, and I can’t wait to only do extra of it.