It has been simply over a yr since Nostalgix moved to Los Angeles, however you would not understand it should you flipped by way of her accolades.
The fast-rising home music producer and rapper launched into an expansive North American tour. She launched a dizzying string of singles and remixes on Home Name Data, Night time Bass, Thrive and extra commemorated dance labels. And final month, Nostalgix returned to her dwelling turf of B.C. to scratch one other iconic music pageant off her bucket record.
EDM.com caught up with the Vancouver native following her explosive debut at one among Canada’s most beloved digital music festivals, Shambhala.
EDM.com: How does it really feel enjoying your first Shambala coming from Vancouver, understanding the cultural relevance of this pageant however by no means having been right here?
Nostalgix: I simply gotta say, it felt actually proper. I really feel actually fulfilled and my soul feels actually completely happy. It was simply a type of units that clicked and felt proper. It was a extremely good second.
EDM.com: You actually took them on a journey. How have you ever seen the significance and success of being your individual vocalist in your individual songs and the way has that progressed in the previous couple of years?
Nostalgix: Actually, I began doing the vocals on my songs as a result of I used to be sick of ready for individuals to ship me vocals. I’m a type of people who love to do all the things myself anyway, so I made a decision to offer it a shot.
During the last couple of years, it is grow to be such a giant staple in my music and in my units. For me, it simply provides one other layer of efficiency that I can do and one other layer of who I’m as an individual apart from the beat that I’m producing.
EDM.com: Are there any artists you’re lending vocals to?
Nostalgix: Proper now I’m conserving my vocals to principally my very own productions. I’m taking the time to essentially give attention to the Nostalgix sound and the following wave of what that’s going to be. So it’s principally working by myself vocals and productions proper now. There are some collabs that I can’t actually discuss which might be within the works.
EDM.com: The final time we noticed you was at FVDED In The Park final yr. You’ve now been everywhere in the U.S. and Canada. The place else have you ever performed?
Nostalgix: I’ve been touring North America, so primarily simply the U.S. and Canada.
EDM.com: The place’s your favourite place to play within the U.S. then? Give us your high three.
Nostalgix: I’ve obtained to say primary was EDC as a result of I obtained to play three units and it was probably the most insane time of my life. I performed the mainstage, at stereoBLOOM and Corona Seaside. It was simply an insane weekend.
Quantity two is New York. I really like N.Y. a lot—I simply suppose it is one of many coolest locations on this planet. I may completely see myself residing there however the power was actually insane. I performed there on the Confession Versus Night time Bass Tour. It was actually massive household vibes and I felt like I used to be part of one thing.
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And quantity three is one that individuals wouldn’t count on. However I did a present on the ARMNHMR tour in Fresno, California. The power that evening was one thing that I’d by no means seen up till that time. It actually felt like the group and I used to be on such a very good vibe that we had been “one,” having the perfect time ever. For me, all the things clicked that evening and it felt actually proper. Oh and Shambala (laughs).
EDM.com: In order you journey round, you’re listening to new music, updating your units. What would you say is popping off proper now, even should you don’t play it? What style are you listening to proper now?
Nostalgix: Proper now I’ve been vibing with techno. Such as you would possibly hear a drop or two in a Nostalgix set however for me, I feel it’s totally cool. It has a cool fashion and aesthetic to it. I’ve been on that vibe not too long ago. I wouldn’t personally make techno—I similar to the vibe.
EDM.com: When can we count on Nostalgix in Europe so you’ll be able to expertise some actual techno? Amsterdam, London, Berlin—they are a should.
Nostalgix: That’s positively one among my massive objectives is to tour Europe. It’ll occur… I really did play at ADE in 2018. Earlier than I ever had an agent or supervisor, I kinda acted as an agent and supervisor and made pretend emails for these roles, and I went and I used to be gonna go play the present. It was with Fraudulent Data and Morris Sir Blanc in order that they had been doing like a bass home takeover.
So I used to be pondering that if I used to be going to go to an ADE present I wish to do a Europe tour. I crammed within the items and reached out to all these golf equipment and booked myself a tour with like 5 reveals. I did this present in the course of a collapse Habblestat, Germany. Craziest factor I’ve ever seen. I wish to do this once more.
EDM.com: As quickly as you go throughout the pond, it’s a complete new degree. Particularly ADE particularly. Shoutout ADE!
Nostalgix: Shoutout to all of the Europeans on the market! I feel it is simply such a distinct power on the market with the individuals, tradition, the meals is superb, and all of the locations to see. It’s a cool factor to see and be part of. Sooner or later we’ll be there once more.
EDM.com: Would you ever begin your individual report label? And who could be your first three signees if cash was no object?
Nostalgix: Okay. Nobody has ever requested me these questions. It is really one among my objectives down the road is to have my very own report label as a result of I would like to have the ability to deliver up different artists and help upcoming expertise. It’s cool to have the ability to create a neighborhood and one thing larger past your self.
I have a look at somebody like AC Slater and what he’s executed with Night time Bass and the way a lot he’s helped me out after I was simply beginning my profession. It makes me actually wish to do it for different individuals. However who would I signal on? Michael Sparks, he’s fireplace. AC Slater. Dr. Recent.
EDM.com: What’s subsequent for Nostalgix?
Nostalgix: Present-wise, I’ve a loopy summer time tour taking place that’s occurring proper now. I’m going to be acting at two festivals each week till the top of August. I’m actually excited for every efficiency—they’ll all be distinctive and authentic in their very own means.
Music-wise, that’s mainly what I work on all week. I’m engaged on some tasks that I can’t actually discuss proper now. I’ve solely been touring for a yr now and I’ve actually been channeling that power of being on the go and having enjoyable and assembly individuals. There’s been a whole lot of enjoyable, upbeat power round me and also you’ll hear that in my information popping out by the top of the yr and subsequent yr. I’m on this enjoyable period in my life and I’m channeling that into my music.
Take a hearken to Nostalgix’s newest single, “Warmth Rush,” beneath.