Over the past eight years, N2N has constructed fairly a formidable profession. In 2018, he was talked about by Billboard in its listing of the 9 finest units from Burning Man, and the 12 months prior he had the chance to carry out for a world viewers in New York’s Mixmag Lab. Within the studio, his versatility shines by way of, as his groovy feel-good model has ‘landed him main label signings, together with Deadmau5’s imprint hau5trap, in addition to assist from Fatboy Slim, Chris Lake, David Guetta, Idris Elba and extra. Past the decks, Nick has change 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 related 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 “Below Management” through 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 yet one more fantastically executed monitor from N2N. We had the pleaseure to talk to him about this single together with different elements of his profession. Take pleasure in!
How did your expertise at Burning Man affect your music and profession?
The largest factor Burning Man has executed 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 unimaginable events at Burning Man the place 15 folks had been on the dance flooring having the time of their lives. My accountability as a DJ is to whomever is on the dance flooring at that present second. Clearly it’s executed large 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 report label “The place The Coronary heart Is”?
I met David almost 10 years in the past by way of the BangOn group in New York. I’ve all the time had numerous respect for him as a performer, and over time we developed a friendship that grew as we began to attach over issues outdoors of music. I not often make music that’s a sonic match for WTHI, however after I was exhibiting 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 track with Trendy Lover and what’s the that means of the title of the track?
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, primarily based on the idea of an unhealthy & controlling relationship (therefore the title). We spent a while fascinated about the vibe of the track, and finally the primary draft of what you hear immediately was there throughout the hour.
As a passionate vegan, how do you incorporate veganism into your life and profession?
I prefer 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 report label and what drew you to WTHI?
A number of issues come to thoughts right here. You’ll be able to method it from the ‘who’s obtained the most effective connections with playlisters at Spotify or different DSPs’ or the ‘who’s obtained the most important DJ promo pool.’ On the identical time, private relationships are necessary. A label can have the most effective connections on the planet, but when they’re a bag of dicks then I’ve little 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 aim of a launch a month for 2023, which we’re on monitor to realize. Attempting 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 simply do extra of it.