Consistently transforming house music one experimental beat at a time, Nostalgix has been drawing listeners in with her ability to infuse her futuristic, yet irresistibly groovy sounds alongside several of her musical influences. From teaching herself to mix in her college dorm, to making her Night Bass debut with the release of her one and only ‘OG Sins‘ EP, Nostalgix has proven that dreams do really come true when you put your heart and soul into your music. For all those who have been blessed by Nostalgix to get you feeling some type of way on the dance floor, this Vancouver-based producer undeniably lures you in with her ability to capture us with hypnotic instrumentals and a side of bass house-flair.
Whether bringing out the funk with releases such as ‘Spice Girl‘ or going deep down into the realms of house music with ‘Mind Tricks,‘ the beauty of Nostaglix is how she is driven to push her ever-evolving sound forward while simultaneously reflecting upon pop and hip-hop influences growing up. Being fully transparent in the music industry is not always easy, but Nostalgix continues to instill confidence in her listeners by encouraging them to always be the true version of themselves. Delivering the message to be proud of who you are no matter what circumstances may arise, Nostalgix has teamed up with AC Slater, Way, and Makla to bring her vision to life with the release of her Act Out EP out on Night Bass.
Flowing directly into a house backdrop alongside Nostalgix’s hard-hitting vocals, the power of lead single ‘Act Out’ is translated flawlessly through the vocals. Expressing the empowerment you feel when truly doing things for yourself, Nostalgix’s classic vocals and subtle hip-hop rhythms lead into a fury of shifting percussions and a choppy G-house inspired beat. Clearly not holding back when it comes to initiating a solid groove infused with sonic elements and enticing basslines, Nostalgix delivers a strong message to her listeners while pushing all limits to go deep on the bass with this one.
With the four-track project dropping today, we have the pleasure of premiering the lead single ‘Act Out’ and digging deeper behind the project with Nostalgix below.
Initiating a hip-hop and bass house-infused vibe with the release of ‘Act Out,’ can you share the initial idea behind this single? How was the process of creating this single?
When I started writing ‘Act Out,’ I wanted to create something with a bass house and hip hop influence through my style of production and vocals. I’ve always been a big fan of the G-House genre so I wanted to put my own twist on it, but also do the vocals on the record. I got in the studio and produced the instrumental, then I started freestyling about what I was feeling and going through at the time, which led me to the idea of ‘Act Out.’
I’ve always been a kind person who likes to make people happy, and during this time I’d reached a point where I’d realized that it’s just not possible to make everyone happy. So I started focusing on myself, what I want, and who I am. Because of that, this song has a very special meaning to me. To me, ‘Act Out’ is about being the most courageous version of yourself. It’s having the courage to be who you are exactly as you are. People will always have things to say about you, and to me, this song is about standing your ground and saying “this is who I am, and I love every bit of it.”
Music is about letting loose and embracing a side of yourself you didn’t even know existed, so I always encourage people to be out there and fully themselves.
After catching you at several shows in Vancouver, you definitely encourage your audience to let loose and be themselves which many respect about you. When playing your live-sets, what is your initial takeaway for your fans when experiencing your music?
Thank you, I appreciate that! With my shows, I always want to create an atmosphere where everyone feels safe to be themselves and have as much fun as possible haha! Music is about letting loose and embracing a side of yourself you didn’t even know existed, so I always encourage people to be out there and fully themselves.
To any up and coming producers, my best advice is to put in the work. It takes time and effort to become good at anything, and good music takes time. You can do it!!
From being in the crowd at your very first shows to now throwing down live-sets at Contact Music Festival and Celebrities Nightclub. How does it feel? If you were to share any advice for up and coming producers, what would it be?
It’s a surreal feeling that I got to make my passion into my life. I’m always gonna be a fan first at heart, but being able to create those experiences for other people is so special, there’s nothing like it. To any up and coming producers, my best advice is to put in the work. It takes time and effort to become good at anything, and good music takes time. You can do it!!
With the new year around the corner, is there anything else you are looking forward to in 2020?
It’s been a crazy year! I’m very excited for my Act Out EP, I’ve been working on ideas and projects related to the EP since the Spring, I’m ecstatic to bring all of that to life. I’m also working on a few different live streams as well as my first music video. There’s so much to look forward to!