Friday, November 30th: NICOLA CRUZ
Nicola Cruz is an electronic producer, musician and DJ.
Born in France to parents of South American descent, he currently lives and works in Quito, Ecuador, in the heart of the Andes mountains.
Nicola started his career as a percussionist and developed an early interest in electronic music. His work draws from a broad variety of sources, in particular a deep passion for the Andean landscapes, their cultures, rituals and rhythms.
Nicola Cruz's music invokes the rituals of his homeland and his music is an exploration of ancient mythologies and folkloric traditions in a modern setting.
From this musical connection between past and present, traditional and modern, an ongoing South American movement has arisen, exploring the local indigenous and Afro-cosmologies through a carefully crafted analogue sound.
Prender el Alma, Nicola's debut album, was released in 2015 on the ZZK label. His new single Siete is out now from his forthcoming 2019 album.