He who says Ukraine and Drum 'n Bass in one sentence... will also talk about Nickbee
. With Limewax
in first place, Nickbee
stands strong as one of the best known drum 'n bass producers of Ukraine.
Inspired by the likes of The Prodigy
and Black Sun Empire
, Nick Bogomolov aka NickBee
started producing drum & bass at the age of 15. One year later he began to learn mixing. Within 3 months, he was debuting his skills in clubs. Flash forward five years and countless hours sitting at his PC, NickBee is a rising star in the European drum and bass scene.
As a young producer, Nickbee
has collaborated with the likes of Enei and Billain, while releasing music on highly respected labels like Horizons Music, Close 2 Death, Dispatch, and TAMRECORDS. An impressive record for a 21 year old. Oh - and he's got forthcoming material on Bad Taste and Noisia's Invisible imprint, to boot.
With one foot set in the future and another amongst neurofunk DNB's architects, Nick's trademark sound is not easily classified. Morphing, animalistic basslines project through sonic space in perfectly organized chaos, with structure provided by painfully sharp drums. Never conforming to any set mold, Nickbee's allegiance for innovation makes a quirky, experimental element a defining factor of his music.
Perhaps most impressive is the young artist's mastery of next-level sound design, which is never forced or overdone; only tastefully applied in careful amounts, always striking that perfect balance of hi-tech and low-fi…a skill reserved only for experts. As this producer continues to defy formula and rewrite DNB's blueprint, it becomes clear that only one word can adequately describe this future sound of drum & bass.
приємного апетиту ~ Bon apetit; Eatbrain's tenth podcast, cooked by Nickbee
"This time there will be no tracklist - some of the tunes are way too fresh to be revealed, and the rest - well you know them anyway"... Eatbrain