[Interview] NEXUS: An In-depth Talk With a Rising Producer

Ginger Kids
Nexus & TYR
Connected (Original Mix)

As with the very definition of his name, Nexus, the young producer from Florida, is able to creates new musical experiences influenced by different ideas, different genres, all connected to become one coherent and organic sound that brings new forms of melody and aggression into dubstep. Only being 19 years of age, Nexus has worked the scene in Miami dj’ing anything from Deep House to Hip/Hop and with moving to Orlando to finish college, he is now more determined then ever to focus on his real goal: producing quality music. After grabbing our full attention with the release of his original track “Ginger Kids”, we just had to know more about the prolific and eccentric up and coming.

TMN: Congratulations on so many amazing tracks you have been putting out. Let’s start by learning more about your influences and how you got into producing electronic music, primarily dubstep?

When I was about fifteen/sixteen years old my friend Mathew Postrel was using this program called Ableton. I was into djing and mixing and I enjoyed djing a lot but I wanted to be more than just a DJ. So my friend was producing music and he showed me around Ableton and from that point on, I got myself a copy and started working with it.
It was interesting because I didn’t have a different type of style of music, he was more into Aphex twin, which is also one of my influences, and so I was really into that style when I started producing. Aphex Twin was the reasons he was making music. He made a lot of future garage and experimental music and I started making a bit of that, in a way. I have always enjoyed playing the piano, I am very into melodies and more of the pop style/universal language of music.

TMN: So were you classically trained as a young kid?

No no! Not at all, but I new music theory and I knew how to play the piano. I have been doing that for a while now.

That is why even when I make more traditional dubstep tracks, I really pull in all the influences of different styles of music out there. That song Ginger Kids I made wasn’t even on normal dubstep tempo, it was actually on 160 bpms

We feel like a lot of producers have gone into this brostep, extra extravagant movement and yet you still have that melodic foundation, which we find really refreshing.
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