NKRIOT is electronic artist, label owner and pioneer to genre concept GOJI, the fusion of Electro-House and Rock. The artist born and raised in Los Angeles, California began as a cyber-punk project in the summer of 2013, that has now morphed into a powerhouse electronic cyborg combining all the elements and tones of full scale electro-house artist, producer and engineer.
With offers to play festivals, exclusive dance parties, and concert events, NKRIOT played a near 600 shows through 2014-2016. Some of the more prominent performances include Coachella after parties, Echo Park Rising, MainFest Alhambra, and Night on Broadway. He has also been the opening act for bands such as Les Butcherettes, FartBarf, Chvrches, MGMT, Big Freedia, Harriet Brown, Arthur Baker, Cut Chemist, De Lux, and Tennyson. NKRIOT puts a major emphasis on the performance art factor of his live sets, incorporating imaginative audience interaction tactics and enthralling visual displays. The artist who started in 2013 with an idea to do something original and focused heavily on utilizing technology to share his vision with the public,
“Are You Ready?” August of 2018 which will be available digitally and on the compilation and the label will have their first month long residency in Downtown LA where each artists will have their showcase. It’s fitting for the new single to be called “Are You Ready?” because really, are we ever ready for what NKRIOT has next? Between a constant stream of interviews, shows, music releases, and now the CEO of LA’s newest indie label, there is no sign of this electro-’tycoon’ slowing down or stopping. The future looks bright, and just keeps getting brighter. Look for “Are You Ready?” available on XAR Records August 9th, and be sure to follow NKRIOT for more updates, releases, and shows.
Read our exclusive Interview with #NKRIOT.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
My name is NKRIOT, and I am a electronic artist, label owner and developer of the genre
concept GOJI. GOJI is a hybrid of all electro, progressive house and rock genres put into one.
Recently I started my very own label XAR Records, who’s roster includes a number of unique
artists from different variations of the electronic realm that stem from the GOJI movement.
Tell us a bit about your new song and the writing style behind it.
My new song “Are You Ready?” is a neck-breaking, gritty, electro-house anthem. Fueled by the
energy and static of being in a festival crowd, I wrote “Are You Ready?” after actually watching
multiple live performances at this year’s EDC. I saw how the crowd moved to every drop, rise
and break. It was mesmerizing and the first thing I did when I returned back to LA was get to
Where did the inspiration behind the song come from?
Something I have always wanted to do is revive and modernize my favorite genre of music, the
electro-house-rock style of the early 2000’s. A lot of my inspiration for this track comes from
exactly that. I wanted to harness the intricate style of JUSTICE and pair that with the intensity of
MSTRKRFT’S gritty and raw beats. Really bring out the live element in electronic music.
What are the top 3 things you would love your fans to know about you on the more personal side of things?
Hahah, I never once thought I would be an electronic artist.
My favorite cartoons are Recess, Pinky & the Brain and all of One Saturday Morning. Lol
And my favorite color is blue.
Do you have any upcoming shows? For someone who hasn’t seen you live yet, how would you explain your live performance?
Yes! Actually my label, XAR Records, is doing a month long residency at The Lovesong Bar in
downtown LA every Monday in September. Each Monday we will be featuring one of the artists
on the label, along with special guests and select DJ’s. I’ll be performing live at each one, and
you can expect a new set each time. My live sets are definitely something that always keeps
you on your feet, and if you haven’t seen one yet, we hope to see you in September.
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