Nickel, a.k.a. Robert Nickel, has been producing for more or less a decade now, putting out releases under such projects as Trash Talk (Great Stuff) and Hey Today! (Kitsuné, Turbo, Bang Gang), the latter of which he teamed up with his previous partner, Raik Krause. He left Hey Today! in 2011 to concentrate on his solo career and will release his debut EP on Dim Mak in Nov 2012, after his track “Uplifter” was originally featured on Steve Aoki & Dim Mak Records’ compilation, “New Noise Volume 2″.
To date, Nickel has remixed for the likes of The Whip, The Teenagers, Ali Love, Polymorphic, Black Strobe, and Remute, with many more remixes in the pipeline to be released soon.
While Nickel’s music production constantly grows today, the tall fella, who hails from Rostock, a little harbor town that was once part of Germany’s Eastern Bloc DDR, took on music as a life challenge to disappear from the barriers of the eastern borders and reach out to an international audience through his compositions and touring. Having once been part of Hey Today!, Nickel has already travelled to many countries and is now concentrating on the production side to prepare for a new tour under his new solo project.
Whatever Nickel does, his work will always be at the highest technical level that one can achieve, being a mixture of electronic and tech-y sounds in the freshest way possible that listeners can hear them.