Eclectic, humorous, zesty, stunningly inventive… Could possibly be a recipe for achievement or a selected character archetype, and within the case of Nikki Paige, it is positively each, and thru this interview, I believe we additionally discovered about a few different elements that make up the entire of her creative self, chief amongst them is a real devotion to creation and experimentation.
After signing her first songwriter’s publishing deal on the tender age of 11 years outdated, Nikki would go on to Journey all around the world with famend songwriters corresponding to Barbara Orbison and Ringo Starr, and whereas rubbing elbows with a few of the Business’s massive fishes, she additionally caught a few of the darker facet of all of it. Feeling a little bit little bit of the burn that many younger artists really feel after they get a glimpse of that underbelly, Nikki stepped away from music for some time earlier than ultimately making a comeback that led to the creation of MFRecordz/MalibuFilms, an area for artists to do their very own factor exterior the creepy loop of the trade.
That promise as soon as proven at 11 has in fact been paying dividends after turning Nikki into probably the most off-the-wall singers and songwriters to take the world of Pop and EDM by storm; this whirlwind of each expertise and originality manifests as an avowed genre-bender who actively rejects definition in favor of exploration and new paradigms, a job that she tackles with seemingly infinite confidence.
Immediately we convey you our little speak with Nikki through which we tried to determine a bit extra in regards to the advanced sounds she brings to the desk. Beginning with one in all her latest singles “Blissful Birthday, Bitch”.
You possibly can and also needs to try her latest single/music video referred to as “Essential”, a reasonably insightful monitor that goes on to element lots of what she’s discovered in regards to the world of music in any case this time, going again even to the teachings picked up from the less-than palatable moments we talked about earlier.
We all know that “Blissful Birthday Bitch” a little bit of a gift. How did your buddy prefer it?
I imagine my buddy Sydney was ecstatic when she heard her birthday shock tune “birthday bitch” whereas she walked into the room getting a shock from all of her mates greeting her there. Truthfully, we by no means had any intentions of releasing the document however we began to produce other individuals requesting it for his or her Birthdays. Different individuals tried to hijack it so we simply stated let’s simply drop it after which they’ll remix it and we’re protected. Sydney will at all times have her birthday tune. She’s the Pocahontas. Though she’s a bitch. I really like her. Hello Syd.
-Did it shock you that your viewers responded to it so nicely? I imply it is fairly clearly a banger from the get-go!
I believe it was simply as a shock to me that folks responded the way in which they did as a lot because it was a shock to the birthday bitch I made it for
-The EDM taste of this monitor is contemporary however by no means new for you since you progress fairly simply between genres. How do you are feeling about the place you are at proper now musically? the place do you are feeling your sound goes proper now?
“My sound” is one thing I’ve at all times discovered as a humorous time period.
I imagine music is an interpretation of what you are feeling in the mean time. That is why I am not so involved a few course. I work with many individuals that convey me their vibes. I simply placed on what I’m feeling at that second to what the musicians are feeling. So I could not let you know. And a few individuals is likely to be mad at that. Business sensible. Do you
-The one factor that appears set in stone with you is that you have the expertise and the know-how to discover it. How would you describe your sound? do you assume “pop” as a label is sufficiently big to carry all of those parts you convey collectively in your productions?
by no means. I’ll proceed to like and study the whole lot I can about setting stones and understanding completely different genres. While you begin to imagine that you’re the most effective at one style. Properly perhaps you’re. However it’s a must to discover different genres to create one.
For somebody whose might be so eclectic, you should have a reasonably big selection of influences, what are a few of these influences that folks could also be shocked to listen to you cite?
Considered one of my least favourite questions. I am only a vessel.
What’s your dream stage to carry out on proper now?
What about your dream collab? is there an artist right now you assume could be an ideal match to work with proper now?
Anybody that is not Making an attempt to turn into or keep related. I work with my mates and we construct collectively. I gave up on working with the “massive canine”. They will not care as a lot about us as we do. But individuals search them. Pondering they’ve all the ability and all the skills to place you “on”…Possibly. However they’re for probably the most half retired. They’ve already executed it. Construct your individual fortress. Discover your individual staff and search for probably the most pushed. Like most of your true distinctive heroes did. Then you definitely may get the privilege to have them ask to work with you.
What do you stand up to exterior of music?
I really like swimming pools. Though I’m fairly blind haha. It is like chess. Protection is an actual factor we will all use in actual life. It is all geometry. Psychology. Very similar to music If you consider it. I really like serving to individuals. However you additionally need to watch out there as nicely. They may knock within the 8 ball if you least anticipate it. As a result of they’d you arrange. Typically even with 8 balls. Keep clear away from these baggies. Oh and PikNik’s. I really like PikNik’s!
What’s up subsequent for Nikki Paige? what are you planning proper now that we will sit up for?
I’m proud to say that I’ve discovered my staff right here with MFrecords/Malibu Movies. Greg Hannley, Alex Draghici, Kyle Russell, Corey Smith, and Sydney Olivas. I labored arduous for many of my life getting ready myself to satisfy a crew like this. I did not perceive what I used to be searching for at first. I simply knew earlier than it wasn’t proper. My earlier “groups” weren’t in synch. Now we’ve got developed a physique of labor I’m lastly pleased with releasing it.
They name me “Pikki Naige”.
I’m pleased with that. That is my finest work. Because of my staff’s finest efforts. With lots of encouragement to push one another. With no expectations. We simply actually love what we do. Our circle is rising. So to reply your query. July seventeenth the entire thing will begin Its strategy of launch and I could not be extra happy with MF information and the lengthy hours and abilities which have come collectively due to our particular person drives to beat ourselves. I believe you will need to get up and encourage YOURSELF to make the most effective choices and take a look at new issues. Pull your largest believers and good people who need to assist. Train, love and know you’ll be able to at all times study extra.
Thanks for this interview. It means quite a bit to me to know that you’re right here and listening. Nikki Paige
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