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ARTIST:NIGEL HEY

 

NIGEL HEY

Nigel Hey has been in the music industry since he was seventeen. He used to play records in clubs in Rotterdam and now has over 1 billion streams for artists like Rauw Alejandro. You might know him from the songs ‘Auditie’ and ‘Quote’. He already has four golden records on his name, and he wouldn’t say no to having his own label. One thing is sure: there is no sign of slowing down when it comes to making music.

“I choose my own happiness and my own rhythm.”

But the world almost didn’t get to hear any Nigel Hey songs. When he was younger, he wanted to become a pilot. Ironically enough, Nigel Hey is terrified of flying. The fear probably results from the lack of control when flying in a plane, since the Dutch producer is a bit of a ‘control freak’. After realizing being a pilot wasn’t it for him, he started a filmmaking company with his friend. Nigel used to be a video producer, but he soon discovered filming and editing wasn’t something he enjoyed doing: “I only liked the special effects.”
Starting as a DJ, Nigel wanted to tour the world. When looking back, he says he enjoys sitting in the studio and producing music more than performing. Travelling as a producer means getting to choose your own happiness and rhythm, something Nigel finds important.

“The Urban genre really drew me in.”

While Nigel started playing in clubs, the Dutch Urban music was flourishing. This genre spoke to Nigel on a different level than the music he had been producing before. Nowadays, Nigel focuses more on creating unique sounds of quality. He looks up to producers like Quincy Jones and Dr Dre., but also Mike Dean, Travis Scott’s producer. “It is very raw and not necessarily commercial. The fact that they produce this and it works, is amazing.” Travis Scott is also an artist he would like to collaborate with. There are a lot of artists, big or small, who are good in what they do, but Nigel is especially attracted to those artists with a unique style.
When asked about what advice he has for young aspiring artists he says: “Try to live in the moment. Don’t look too much into the future. Make cool shit and don’t think about hits.”

ARTIST DETAILS

ARTIST: NIGEL HEY

 

NIGEL HEY

Nigel Hey has been in the music industry since he was seventeen. He used to play records in clubs in Rotterdam and now has over 1 billion streams for artists like Rauw Alejandro. You might know him from the songs ‘Auditie’ and ‘Quote’. He already has four golden records on his name, and he wouldn’t say no to having his own label. One thing is sure: there is no sign of slowing down when it comes to making music.

“I choose my own happiness and my own rhythm.”

But the world almost didn’t get to hear any Nigel Hey songs. When he was younger, he wanted to become a pilot. Ironically enough, Nigel Hey is terrified of flying. The fear probably results from the lack of control when flying in a plane, since the Dutch producer is a bit of a ‘control freak’. After realizing being a pilot wasn’t it for him, he started a filmmaking company with his friend. Nigel used to be a video producer, but he soon discovered filming and editing wasn’t something he enjoyed doing: “I only liked the special effects.”
Starting as a DJ, Nigel wanted to tour the world. When looking back, he says he enjoys sitting in the studio and producing music more than performing. Travelling as a producer means getting to choose your own happiness and rhythm, something Nigel finds important.

“The Urban genre really drew me in.”

While Nigel started playing in clubs, the Dutch Urban music was flourishing. This genre spoke to Nigel on a different level than the music he had been producing before. Nowadays, Nigel focuses more on creating unique sounds of quality. He looks up to producers like Quincy Jones and Dr Dre., but also Mike Dean, Travis Scott’s producer. “It is very raw and not necessarily commercial. The fact that they produce this and it works, is amazing.” Travis Scott is also an artist he would like to collaborate with. There are a lot of artists, big or small, who are good in what they do, but Nigel is especially attracted to those artists with a unique style.
When asked about what advice he has for young aspiring artists he says: “Try to live in the moment. Don’t look too much into the future. Make cool shit and don’t think about hits.”

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