Nicola Cruz

ZZK Records / Multi Culti - Ecuador

Nicola Cruz is an electronic producer, musician and DJ. Born in France to proud South American descent, he currently lives and works in Quito, Ecuador, in the heart of the Andes mountains. Nicola started his career as a percussionist, thanks to which he developed an early interest in electronic music. His work draws from a broad variety of sources, in particular a deep passion for the Andean landscapes, their cultures, rituals and rhythms. Because of this, his music radiates an intimate understanding of nature, from the organic exuberance of his sound to the soft cadence of his songs. In this mix a delicate balance between forces always prevails: his music is deeply rhythmic without losing the melody, and even though it is formed in collaboration with artists from different times and spaces, it remains personal and intimate.

From this musical connection between past and present, traditional and modern, an ongoing South American movement has arisen, exploring local indigenous and afro cosmologies through a carefully crafted analogue sound.

In 2015 ‘Prender el Alma’, Nicola’s first LP was released. With it he consolidates years of sonic exploration, a journey which goes beyond just making music.

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