Debuting in October of 2014, N2N is a deep house artist that has picked up some serious momentum over the past few years. Hailing from New York, Nick intends to bring some serious house music for your soul and is definitely an artist to watch out for. Whether its his massively popular remix of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, Flume’s “Holdin’ On”, or one of his original tracks, the music sure speaks for itself. His remixes of Michael Jackson and Jackson 5 tracks caught the eye of Universal Records, who immediately picked them up for further support. Artists ranging from Autograf to Matoma and tastemakers like Chill Nation have all proudly supported his work, and we hope you enjoy him just as much as we have! To top it all off, N2N blessed us with an exclusive MLA Guest Mix for your listening pleasure, check it out below!
Catch N2N at Mysteryland USA 2016 next weekend!
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What was your inspiration in becoming a DJ?
When I was younger (late 90’s), I was the proud owner of Moby and Fatboy Slim records. I loved their music and that particular sound was so new and intriguing to me. I started writing music at 13, but it wasn’t until college when I combined the two and taught myself how to produce. Something about the way house music makes people move is so positive and uplifting, so that’s kept me here.
Having a specific “sound” is important in the EDM world. What would you describe your sound as?
The biggest compliment that people give me is that my music is hard to define. I love that. I suppose you could generalize and say I make emotional deep house. I love melody and I love injecting music with (hopefully) tangible feelings. I also normally put a very distinctive swing on my bass / lead patterns, so here’s to hoping people recognize that as me.
If you could play a b2b set with any artist, who would it be and why?
I would choose Miles Davis. Jazz and house compliment each other extremely well (re: swing comment from earlier). It would be amazing to see what he could improvise on top of some classic beats. Hey – you didn’t say they had to be a DJ, or alive.
Do you have a favorite event that you’ve been able to play?
Playing Burning Man was a life changing experience for me. I’ve always thrived in longer sets because it gives me the time to really tell a story. I got to play for six and a half hours (first four are online), and that allowed me to go off the deep end. The people were so receptive to everything, it was the perfect environment.
What about the Electronic Music Scene specifically speaks to you?
The willingness of everyone to support each other and lift other people up. We are all on the same journey to pursue our passion and it’s amazing how supportive everyone is.
If you could pick 3 artists to listen to for the rest of your life, who would they be and why?
Chopin, Led Zeppelin, Moby. Three extremely different artists that bring music to life. This way I get a lot of music and also a lot of variety.
Which artist was your introduction to Electronic Music?
Oops, I answered this question already. Moby and Fatboy Slim in the late 90s.
What is your favorite event that you have attended?
STS9 played a sunrise set at Bonnaroo in 2011. Best performance by far.
What is your favorite ice cream?
Cookies & Cream for life.