Nic Smith first entered the world of Electronic music around the age of 11 when he found a music program hiding on a 3 1/4 inch floppy disk for his Amiga 500.
It was though to remain a toy to pass the time away until 1998 when after frying his brain with a computer programming course he found solitude in a future music magazine.
Comforted (and slightly turned on) by beautiful glossy pinups of Roland groove boxes and drum machines his life was to take a new course. Filled with knowledge that
comes only from a life time of computer nerdom, he endeavored to find a way to command his trusty silicon minions to etch sound waves into the sounds which were stuck
in his head. Inspired by the Big Beat sound, old school hip hop and new wave electro, his music often never sounds like any of these. Loving raspy distorted synths and
glitchy-"is it meant to sound like this" beats he ends up with an eclectic soundscape.
8 years after frying his brain, digital music has enabled new neurons to grow and he now has up to 96% of his brain fully functional under the psuedonym -
[Although it now runs at 6.8GHz with limited RAM.]
His live performance is a tech showcase. One of his instruments, the infrared glove controller has to be seen to be believed.
His music has appeared in top UK magazine 'Future Music' and been reviewed by local favourite 'NZ Musician'.
He has supported NZ breakbeat heavyweights 'Minuit', new wave legend 'Disasteradio', 'Phelps and Munro', 'So So Modern', 'Module' and many more.
It's Not Real in any way, shape or form - tech house, electro & live breakbeat glitch
- Sat 25 Apr - Red Rock Wanaka - Wanaka
Choice is compulsory - wayho wayho!
- Mon 6 Apr - 10 Bar - Dunedin
Heaven, Hell & Purgatory themed dance party
- Sat 20 Mar - Sammy's - Dunedin