Nick Raym is a DJ/Producer born and raised in Milan, Italy.
During his teens in Milan Nick discovered and explored music and different ways to communicate by learning how to play the piano and guitar, later switching to a more electronic approach.
The electronic direction allowed him to start producing his own music and achieved an award at London point Blank Music School.
While based in London Nick Raym developed a love for UK Garage and his first track Ibiza was heavily influenced by this. Nick has used his music in the past to rebel and fight Nazi-Fascist friends, teachers.
Returning on Ableton, Nick Raym began to experiment with new sounds and produced the main sound and vision of “Gone In A Vibe’ his brand new single.
The new single is exceptionally modern, forward thinking and opens itself to a wider range of genre and audience than his previous very niche single ‘Ibiza’.
In the meantime, during the final stages of ‘Gone In A Vibe’, ‘Ibiza’ was published by the big Soundcloud page ‘The Groove Dealer’ to 80k followers on their Soundcloud page.
The new single from Nick Raym is called ‘Gone In A Vibe’ and is out on 22 May 2017 with distribution from Universal Music Operations.
NICK RAYM TALKS TO JUICY JUKEBOX
Your sound is lush, how would you describe it ?
Music of protest, rebellion. It usually has double meanings, as one meaning comes from the heart and the other one from the brain. The heart one is the meaning on the girl I love, which will be the subject of my songs for a very long time, at least I hope. Because if I stop making music about her it means I failed in getting her…
What’s the new single about ?
‘Gone In a Vibe’, surprisingly, does have a double meaning! Woo! First of all what is ’Gone In a Vibe’ is the remembrance by some people of terrible acts such the Holocaust, but also it refers to the person I love. Given the rest of the answer maybe I shouldn’t have started with a ‘Woo’…
Where does your name come from ?
From my real name, Nicola Raimondo. Surprisingly, it has a double meaning, it’s also a nickname a very special friend gave me.
How would you handle a mistake during a performance ?
Just have a laugh and move on, I think it is the best thing. Because 99% of the time they’ll know you screw up and if you just panic they are gone audience for you! A mistake live happens, nothing too major, it’s how you handle it what shows that you are a pro or not. Just keep doing the gig with a smile or a little laugh and you’ll nail the rest of the night!
Do you write your own songs ?
Yes, there is no point in giving life to ideas and feelings which are not your own, also because you are not the one that can express them at their 100% as only the author truly knows.
What has been your biggest challenge as an artist ?
Completing this interview. What do you mean I can’t say that?! ( ha ha – Editor )
What’s your favourite colour ?
The colour of the artwork of my latest song, except every colour which is not orange
What’s your favourite JUICY food ?
All Italian Food is my favourite food
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