Armenian-American producer/DJ Niko Boggs releases his original debut 'Modular Funk', now available via Dirtybird.
'Modular Funk' is a standout addition to Dirtybird's catalogue. A vibrant 6-minute cut, Niko Boggs' debut is a wonderful arrangement of modular synth loops and bouncy drum patterns.
We have had the pleasure of speaking with Niko Boggs and this has been the result.
Can you tell us a little about your experience? Where are you from / how did you get into music?
I've been producing and DJing for roughly 5 years now. I’m from Los Angeles, I have been here my whole life. I got into music production specifically from going to different festivals/events and seeing the fun atmosphere
How is your sound evolving? What artists and genres do you enjoy mixing right now?
My sound has definitely evolved to sound more “mature” and rhythm focused. My earlier productions definitely had too much going on – whether that was just having too many tracks in the project, build-ups that were too “in your face”, too many unnecessary fills, or bad sound selection.
How do you feel that your music influences or impacts your listeners?
Musically, artists like Lubelski and Kink have inspired me to get into modular synthesizers and live performance setups. They’ve affected my sound because they helped me approach production in a more raw methodology, and also have helped me enjoy the process of production more. Jamming out on my modular synth and drum machine always leaves me with a smile on my face, and it also gives me a unique approach to production. For life in general, I would say the comedian Bill Burr has been an inspiration for me overall because of his hilarious takes on the world and even everyday, mundane things. He’s a great example of someone who has started as a novice but has stayed true to their passion over multiple decades, and still remained authentic.
What projects are you working on right now?
I've been working on some house tracks and some breaks/electro tracks as well. I am also working on getting some vocalists involved in a few tracks.
Where are you and what have you been doing now?
I've been producing and DJing for roughly 5 years now. I’m from Los Angeles, I have been here my whole life. I got into music production specifically from going to different festivals/events and seeing the fun atmosphere.
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