Nikes is a Phoenix based musician, producer, and DJ. After a decade long background as a classically trained violinist and playing rhythm guitar in a Hardcore Metal band, discovering the electronic music world was the key to fusing a multitude of inspiration eventually arriving at bass driven club hybrid sounds.
Previously out of Austin, Texas, Nikes was a staple of the Austin dance music scene, and has played countless shows, both official and unofficial, at SXSW over the span of many years.
An avid track maker, he's always on to the next sound and doesn't like to stay in one lane. He remembers almost tossing the now featured track Quick Witit before his buddy from across the world sent him a video of it blasting at a club in Brazil:
"Seeing my unreleased tracks being used in live shows (Quick Witit) on an audience that speaks a different language but still vibing and dancing (when I thought it was a throwaway track) gave me confidence knowing the music was transcendent of cultural/language boundaries."