AN INSTAGRAM DM CONVERSATION WITH NICO ADOMAKO
On June 14th, we’re excited to have our friend, Nico Adomako all the way from Berlin in town for our NXNE Clubland Show. He will be DJing alongside some of our favourites, Dre Ngozi, Myst Milano and Absvcnd. We had a quick chat with him over DM while he was in transit to Paris for a few gigs.
Bra, so you’re currently on your way to Paris to play for Kitsune then to NYC and then to Toronto. How do you facilitate all this with no manager ?
Being good at what I do obviously helps, but it probably wouldn’t get me nowhere without placing myself where opportunity finds me, through networking and building friendships
I think that’s how we met. At Le Juene in Paris. Your set was mad. Our guy, Tony introduced us. Then later that week I remember running into you at the Cakeshop Party.
Word, feels like 3-4 years.
Yeah bro, and then we linked up in Berlin.
When I asked you to pull up to Toronto for our NXNE show, you said yes with no hesitation. What are your thoughts on the city?
It seems like there is a healthy scene with young creatives coming up. There’s also a lot of new dope DJs which I’m looking forward to hearing.
You think the Drake effect is part of the appeal? I find everyone wants to come here now.
Who is Drake? Lol. Actually I don’t think so, as I’m not really looking into the rap scene of Toronto. But I’m sure someone like him repping hard for the city must be motivation for the youth.
True!! Hahaha. So when you play in North America, what do you usually go for compared to playing somewhere in Asia.?
It’s two different approaches. In Asia, people’s appreciation is coming from curiosity. I can play all the stuff that I always wanted to play no matter how dark it is. In North America, I have to play music that’s more crowd pleasing. I have to start with something they know before I can take them to another place.
So what’s the first record you think you’re gonna play for us at our party ?
Funny you ask that because I thought about that yesterday. I’m gonna start with Sade. Something you don’t usually get.
Dope! See you soon fam.