Nicolas Rada Takes You Into Oblivion

Lauren Krieger

Get ready for the premiere of Oblivion with Nicolas Rada

A lifetime lover of percussion, inspired by DJs like Danny Howells, John Digweed, and Hernan Cattaneo, and influenced by the dark melodies of Radiohead, Nicolas Rada’s unquenchable passion for music has driven him to continually pursue new heights. As an artist he expresses all that has inspired him with fresh energy and deep vibes. His impressive collection of original productions and remixes, released on such notable labels as Particles, Balkan Connection, Sound Teller, Sound Avenue, and many more, has established his valuable place in the underground electronic music world. Nicolas Rada represents the influential and notable sound of Argentina, where passionate, experienced fans get the chance to see him bring his energy live, mixing alongside DJs like Marcelo Vasami, Facundo Mohrr, Sahar Z, Nicko Izzo, and Martin Garcia.

You can also experience his connection to Argentina by listening to his several guest mixes for Gerardo Boscarino’s De Ushuaia a la Quiaca. Nicolas has made many appearances on FRISKY including several guest spots on Andrea Cassino’s 6th Auditorium, and featured as Artist of the Week (with over 27K listens!) last December. It’s a perfect fit for him to premiere his own show on FRISKY, premiering June 22nd @ 1PM EST / 2PM Buenos Aires [convert timezone]: Oblivion

To get ready, we caught up with Nicolas to learn more about his sound, inspirations, and more:

How would you describe your sound?

I think it’s a very defined groove, with dark bass lines and hypnotic melodies.

What are your greatest motivations or inspirations behind your music?

To make the music I like, and which I consider the audience likes, is my greatest motivation. It’s inspiring for me the expectation of the people in a show when you try a new track you’ve just produced in your studio, when you create something thinking of the part of the set you may include it, that’s the real motivation when producing and making a show.

Then, of course, inspiration is something that comes to you occasionally, we all have days more prolific than others.

I take inspiration from the moment of the day or the weather when I look through the window.

How do you think the current scene in Argentina compares to when you first began?

Times have changed, and musically speaking, everything turned for the better. There are a lot of producers here in Argentina, and that’s something good as the quality of the music improves. People focus on the sound, on how you achieve it. You are always being tested as a professional. Besides, here we have top level musicians. When I started, all that was just emerging.

What are your current favorite tracks?

That’s a difficult question for me! If we talk about an original, I can say that “Rooftop Sixtynine” and “Balanced” are fighting for the main prize.

What do you love most about what you do?

Free Interpretation. At the moment of creating a new track, you sit at your studio, and things start to come out. It’s a kind of magical moment. You’re surprised of yourself.

Then, the audience is all an artist has. The feedback when they listen to a new song and they like it. When someone writes to you and tells they are inspired by your music. All those things are my personal fulfillment.

What are you looking forward to next?

To finish with some new tracks that are in the creation process and to continue with the shows to give my audience always new things.

This premiere will be a must listen! Tune in on June 22nd @ 1PM EST / 2PM Buenos Aires [convert timezone] or stream anytime after on FRISKY:

Nicholas Rada – Oblivion