From Detroit comes Techno queen NIK11 with her latest dose of music entitled “6AM.”
Today I had the pleasure of listening to “6AM radio edit. Citing from her impressive bio: NIK:11 is best described as “Crystal Method meets Lady Ga Ga”…Finally..!! Hard-core techno groove sound – jagged, yet very danceable. Relying on heavy beats, funky grooves and metallic vocals instead of nice cheekbones. Her stint with the P-Funk has been documented by Rolling Stone, Spin, Guitar School and Entertainment Weekly, gaining national as well as international recognition.
The track literally explodes in your face in a good way and unleashes hard-hitting power that really keep the essence of the music loud and reckless. Sometimes you don`t need too much to create something of high quality and power via a conservative approach. I’ve often heard the term “Keep it Simple Stupid”. Keeping this in mind there’s no over the top musical theatrics here besides the grinding synth bass attack, deep seeded drums, and immense sonic variety. My ears pricked up to her vocal style right away. The vocal style of NIK:11 defiantly flows like a ship lost at sea, and I’ve only heard a handful of singers execute this style well within this type of music. What’s more the mix is masterful and presents low and moody frequencies. One of the songs greatest strengths is its overall production value and overall feel and dynamic path – very suspenseful. From her raw yet effective voice, to the explosive tonality ‘6AM” just sounds amazingly clean lending itself to music reminiscent of early house-trance blends popular in the 90’s
From the first notes of this song thriller to the final winding twists and turns of the amazing ending “6AM” delivers on all fronts. NIK:11 has an appealing voice and strikes all the powerful component necessary when evaluating up and coming talent. Like aforementioned at onset ‘6AM” seem painfully simple yet as it moves, not to be underestimated. It has a sure direction however somehow digs deeper than the next electronic artist. Lyrics have a ring of truth to them, but despite this not so corporate approach there are parts to this piece that seem to be perfect and sudden when you hear the multi-layered beats and melodic tidbits offered.
The mission here may be to show something perfectly imperfect turn into something unique. “6AM” boldly showcase world class music with no illusions, or farces. This is real and genuine electronic musical expressionism, power and melodic goodness. NIK11 is a captivating artist within her own right. Regardless the intention the outcome is still the same NIK11 is a veteran performer that knows how to get the party started in 2018 and beyond.