An Exclusive Interview With ＥЯ IＣＮＹＸＸ
Born in Brooklyn New York in 1994, Eric Nyxx’s parents put him on to the likes of late 1990’s and early 2000’s electronic dance music. Acts like ATB, Tiesto, Carl Cox and Paul van Dyk from over 15 years ago made Eric fall in love with electronic dance sounds. Hip-hop was also a huge influence on Eric’s ears. 50 Cent and Eminem opened up a whole new wave of sounds that Eric collected. Following his dream of making and playing music, Eric was enrolled in a media junior high school that thought the fundamentals of music production. Throughout high school, Eric DJ’d at parties and produced his own sounds with digital audio workstations. It was in college that Eric got his moniker Nyxx. Eric became heavily involved in throwing parties and running nightclubs in the heart of New York City via his company Nyxx Hospitality. Nyxx pronounced like Eric’s favorite team Knicks, stood for everything New York X-citing, and in Greek mythology Nyxx is the goddess of night. Naturally, the nickname stuck with Eric. Eric Nyxx now lives in Miami Florida producing music and Dj’ing full time. Today it is impossible to categorize DJ /Producer Eric Nyxx to one genre. His love for music has grown to many sub-genres like house, deep house, afro house, tech house, techno, trap and hip-hop. 2018 is Eric’s breakout year with his first release More to Life a sample of what is to come with many many more releases up his sleeve.
Q: What’s your motto or the advice you live by?
Ans: Anything you believe, you become. I live by the motto see it to become it. Truly, deeply believe in things and your mind will subconsciously manifest it.
Q: What is you favorite song to belt out at the bar/in the car?
ANs: Currently my favorite song is Maradona Riddim by Dj Snake
Q:Who are your inspirations?
Ans: Tiesto and Dj Snake
Q: Do you have any events coming up or recording going on right now?
Ans: I have an amazing new song called Never Doubt. Currently we are filming the music video. It will be released in October 2018
Q: Which famous musicians do you admire? Why?
Ans: I admire Dj Snake for his style, versatility and overall quality.
Q: Which famous musicians have you learned from?
Ans: Viruss Beats. He is an amazing producer that has produced for Will Smith, 50 Cent, Meek Mill and many others.
Q: Who was your first teacher? Other teachers?
Ans: My middle school teacher named Mr.T. He introduced me to Garage Band.
Q: Describe your first instrument. Other instruments?
Ans: The first music production software that I used was Garage Band in a middle school class.
Q: Do you perform in public? Describe those occasions? Concerts, radio, TV?
Ans: I DJ live in nightclubs. Some of the notable ones were in New York City at Lavo nightclub and Highline Ballroom
Q: Do you attend sessions? What makes a good session?
Ans: A good music producing session is all about the vibes. There has to be great synergy and an overall good mood.
Q: What do you practice – exercises, new tunes, hard tunes, etc.?
Ans: I constantly practice producing music on Logic Pro.
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