DJ NICOLATRON Bio: I’m just a naughty robot with an itch to make you shake your groove thang. I love to set dancefloors on fire a wide array of genres, but house music has my heart.
Where are you based? Albuquerque, New Mexico. The land of vast desert and beautiful sunsets.
Why do you play music?
I have always held music on a high pedestal, it being a therapy for my soul. Being raised in a music-positive home, hearing anything from Janis Joplin to Earth Wind and Fire to Dr. Dre, music was diverse and a way to help find myself. When I had first seen a live DJ for the first time (DJ Mark Farina 1999-ish), I knew electronic music had changed my life. It took many years of collecting music and a little push from a few friends to finally slap myself in the face and pursue my passion.
What do you see as your role in the music world going into the future?
Right now I’m DJing, but I have big plans for the future. I have just recently finished setting up my mini-studio, and just need to dive into learning and creating. I can’t wait to unleash the fire inside that’s been brewing.
Favorite label or artist from the past year?
I think I’ll answer this question based on who I’ve seen live lately that has made me love them even more–Lee Foss, and Big Freedia. I’ve also been obsessed with a track, Peter Flow’s “Missing” which is on the podcast mix.
What are you looking forward to most this year?
Travelling!!! …and sharing my love of music with the masses.
Why is there a street in Albuquerque named after you (Candelaria)?
Yeah, funny to have a main crossroad difficult to pronounce and so many syllables. My brother has his own crossroad–Adam/Candelaria. Anyway…
Keely Says – Get Hearted
Def Mike – A New Day (Original Mix)
Peter Flow – Missing (Original Mix)
Everything But The Girl – Driving (Pete Oak Remake)
Tuneon – Whatchado
Afrobeat & 6 Souther – Don Mario (Original Mix)
Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody (DANK Remix)
Jad & The Ladyboy – Do It Get Up (Kolombo Remix)
Tube & Berger – Surfin (NiCe7 Remix)
Croatia Squad – Age of Technology (Original MIx)
Moonwalk – Party People (Original Mix)
Benoit & Sergio – Bridge So Far (Original Mix)
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NICOLATRON will be making her first Seattle performance at the VIVA RECORDINGS RECORD RELEASE PARTY on Pride Saturday night, June 29 at Electric Tea Garden with Mark Bell/Blakkat, Recess, Ramiro, Jeremy Nail, Chad Neiro, and Xan Lucero.