Nik Ros creates music that works in all settings and transcends genres. His openness to a wide range of sound is what has both made him a widely loved favourite, but also someone who operates in his own parallel musical world. We had a chance to talk to him, so enjoy your reading and check out his latest releases.
Hi there! Where can we find you right now? How did you start your day?
Hi, thanks for inviting me to this chat, you can find me on Instagram and soundcloud, the networks I use the most at the moment.
My day has been a lot of work, testing new sounds, preparing some materials.
When did the idea of starting a project start to take shape? Has it always been something you wanted to do?
It was always what I wanted to do, I was always curious, with that it motivated me to understand what it was like to compose a song, I had music always present in my life, my mother listened to it a lot
«House, Eletro, Dance and Pop Rock», from there, I wanted to learn how to make my own songs.
How would you define the sound of your latest work? What is the concept behind?
I really liked my last work, it was a remix for the tracks «Raio», in this track I highlighted my biggest influence, which comes from «tech house».
In this new phase of mine, I’m going back to my origins, looking for my biggest references, from house, tech house and techno, this remix, I managed to work this idea, striking elements.
What artists are you interested in these days?
The artists I refer to are Christian Smith, Loco Dice, Luciano, Jamie Jones, Bushwacka, Marco Carola, Ricardo Villalobos and Richie Hawtin, these artists I follow to this day, but I listen to a lot of DJ KOKO, Hecto Couto, Harrison BDP, Ninetoes and Chris Stussy, among other sounds from the 80’s and 90’s.
How do you manage to combine such nonsense genres? How do you manage to give them unity and harmony? What do they have in common for you?
I like to bring different elements to the songs, more hypnotic harmony, within my essence and style of sound, and another thing, my songs have a reflection of what I’m living at the moment, being more excited, sadder, pensive anyway.
How would you define your sound?
I see my style of sound, with a lot of groove, I love to use percussions, simpler basses, striking drums, straighter songs.
Can you tell us something about your current or future projects?
At the moment I’m focusing on the label, this year it turns 9, I have some ideas to celebrate, in addition to the creative process I’m going through, testing new sounds, many tracks are coming.