HoH: What is your most memorable moment as a producer/DJ?
Nixsin: Oh dear… There have been a lot of moments along the way, but there has always been one that I’ll probably never forget. It was the 23rd of March 2011 and I was playing at Bourbon Street in Baltimore with Caspa, Rod Azlan, Neumann and I think Fractal. So I get on stage to play and as we were switching into my set, I accidentally played Miracles by Mala (I had planned to open with Midnight Request by Skream). Well… when that tune dropped, the whole room started jumping. Needless to say, it was only up from there. Absolutely unreal night and a crowd I won’t forget any time soon. Special thanks out to Nick Alexis and Ben Hogan for that.
HoH: How has being a Towson student played into your Baltimore scene?
Nixsin: I feel very blessed to be honest. To live here, in such a strong scene, is pretty unreal. For heaven’s sake, I live twenty minutes from Joe Nice and thirty minutes from almost every club. Plus, there are crews like Depth Perception, Subsdance, Badass and Steez Promo that hold it down left, right, and center.
HoH: Could you tell us about “the Lizard People?”
Nixsin: Needless to say, I was quite glad the Watergate Tapes distracted everyone from that time in 1973 when my human suit fell off in public.
HoH: If you weren’t a musician, what would you be and why?
Nixsin: That is a good question. Hmmm… I’d probably be a logger/carpenter. The only thing really stopping me is how much time one must devote (i.e. time I couldn’t be making/finding music). It’s fun to make things with your hands though. I think the art of craftsmanship has diminished a bit over the last two hundred and a half years.
HoH: Who is the next Producer/Dj you would like to collaborate with?
Nixsin: Oh, I’d love to collaborate with Lost, Dark Tantrums or EshOne one day. They are all way out of my league, but I’d kill just to get to see their work flow. Three tracks:
EshOne - Flight VIP
Lost & I.E. – Attack
Dark Tantrums – Unborn
These three tunes have influenced just about every tune I’ve built in the last year or two.
HoH: What can we expect next from Nixsin?
Nixsin: Beats, bass and banter from all directions at all times in all ways.
HoH: You are beamed up on a UFO and they tell you that you can only take 3 albums with you. Who are you taking?
Nixsin: No debate:
Miles Davis – Kind of Blue
Skream – Skream!
The Disco Biscuits – City Bisco 9/27/2014 (Not technically an album, but yolo, right?)
HoH: Whatever happened to your dreadlocks? Why did you get rid of them?
Nixsin: Haha That feels like a lifetime ago now, but I still get asked regularly at club nights. I had them for 6 years, 6 months and 5 days. I truly loved them (past and presently). However after that much time, I decided it was time to flip the script. A change of scenery felt in order. I do plan to re-lock my hair one day, but not until my hair goes white. Full wizard business, ya know?
HoH: This weekend you’re headlining House of Hearts Lancaster “Hungry Hearts” event in York, PA. What’s the forecast for the evening?
Nixsin: Well, it looks like I am on 12:30-2:00 so it’s going to be full spectrum, for sure. I’m talking bangers, slammers, the darkness, the skankers, the purple, and the steppahs. It will be 140 dubstep in full swing. I have fresh exclusives, some sizzling releases and a bag of classics. We will do it right all night. I’ll probably be sharing the sounds of myself, Rusko, Joker, Des McMahon, Widdler, Nero, Wasteman, Kromestar, Coffi, Cubs, Downlink, Midnight T, Skream and many more!
Photos by Kenneth Lee
Photos by Dylan Long
Interview by Daniel Colon