I was 19, I was a fan of the Underground scene of American Hip-Hop, especiallyNecro,Ill Bill, ofWu-Tang, old-fashioned sounds, banging beats and sampler productionsSP-1200, Akai s950 and MPC 2000 XL, machines that I did not know yet, in early 2010.
This morning of February 12, I remember sleeping until late in the afternoon, like every day since I was out of school, and without occupation.
The awakening was very sudden, as obvious. I remember sitting up on myself, barely awake and saying: -"Damn! I have to do some necro beats!"
Necro, rapper and Hip-Hop producer, from Brooklyn, New York.
At the time my sister had a boyfriend who had installed a cracked version ofReason(I really didn't know anything about it ...). I got my hands on this music software, but rather quickly abandoned it for FL Studio, which I used for a year.
When I started out asbeatmaker, I knew absolutely nothing about music. I used to draw, it was my other means of expression. I have always had an artistic sensibility.
Suddenly, my productions did not contain any samples, just drum patterns, with horrific screams in the background ... And if I tell you that for me it sounded very bad (which was the case, with the hindsight that I have today, 10 years later) that would be lying. Let's say we all start somewhere.
A little later, I got myself aEnsoniq ASR-10, always influenced by the ruggeuse productions ofNecro.
It is with this sampler that I produced the majority of my beats between 2011 and 2016, learning on the job to start using it.
The ASR-10, from Ensoniq, among others used by RZA, Necro and Al'tarba (in its Rack version).
I even remember going to the local print shop to print out the owner's manual, a big pad ... which I didn't always clearly understand, but which I read persistently.
It was also in 2011 that I built my home studio and got a microphoneMogami MXL,in order to try my hand at Rap.
I had been writing since I was 15-16 years old and I wanted, and especially needed, to bring out something also in Rap, in addition to thebeatmaking.
If I have one regret today, it would be to have cut corners, barely 1 month after having recorded my first text, I put it directly on the web, the result was not there .
The song was recorded in a poor way, I did not know how to put my voice to the microphone and had no basis in audio mixing ... all this in addition to pissing off the neighborhood around, who asked me: "You are the neighbor yelling all afternoon? "
So we are in 2012, and at the time I had just discovered therapper and beatmakerVIIa year earlier with whom I interacted on the Facebook platform on a regular basis.
Cover of Nizuk's first EP, Neuroleptics released in 2012.
This year 2012 saw the light of my first EP "Neuroleptics"which I consider today to be still of poor quality but rather well received by the people who still follow me today, and of whom they are, I think, nostalgic.
It is precisely withVIIthat I collaborate on the song "Perversion", as well as withPsych wardon another track from this 4 track project.
The cover art is anything but professional, but even with hindsight I find it intriguing. There is the idea.
Of course, it was available for free on the Internet at the time.
Because, even if I sold my first beat in 2010 to a US rapper who was my first client, from my beginnings, I did not plan to market my Rap, I wanted to reach as many people as possible.
Here are project titles fromRapvery evocative. We arebetween 2012 and 2013and I record my tracks fromRapin my home studio for a little over a year now.
Certainly the flowis "too scholarly" according to some critics, but the background is there: I needed to bring out my dark side in music, on the theme ofpsychiatry, murders, schizophrenia, severe mental disorders, psychiatric facilitiesand the population that remains locked there ...
Nizuk has always been more or less familiar with psychiatric services.
At that time, I was in a day hospital, a psychiatric structure where we spend our days with other patients, surrounded by a team of caregivers who teach us to live with our various disorders.
Neuroleptiques, my first 4-track EP, was released in 2012, featuringVII(on the title "Perversion"&Psych Ward.
The title "Nine Years Under Neuroleptics"received very good reviews at the time from people who still follow me today.
Poly-drug addictionclosely follows the release of my first EP, and also receives great reviews from the audience that I am building.
Will follow "Psychic Infections"in 2013, still on the same dark themes.
Note that during this period, suffering fromagoraphobia, I never left my house, so I spent 90% of my time producing beats and writing lyrics.
I never really looked into the subject of thissocial phobia, but it won't be long before the release of myfirst albumfrom 2020.
Looking back, today I find that my very firstRap, are badly finalized,maybe way too raw, and today I tend to rap in a totally different and much more natural way, without having to strain my vocal cords.
Closing of a Chapter, Race Against Death & Nizuk Best Instrumentals Vol. 1
In 2015 released my first Rap compilation "Closing of a Chapter"in CD format, compiling my previously released EPs:"Amuse Gueule", "Chronic Misogyny"produced by thebeatmakerGlock Track, and "Approved By My Schizofrères"including 2 titles produced by thebeatmakerVydaof the crew7FA7.
Closing of a Chapter, is therefore a 16-track compilation, where the themes of ultraviolence and sex are recurrent.
Sold in CD format throughout France, and even beyond borders, it wants to be the project that closes the chapter of aAggressive and ultra-dark rap.
Despite this desire to calm my pen, I go out the following yearRace Against Death, 4 tracks EP with an exceptional guest:Ill Bill(No phixion,La Coka Nostra,Heavy Metal Kings...), as well asNovatoreofChicago,VIIandImbroglio, and whose main themes are once againviolence and psychosis.
Discover Nizuk's collaboration with Ill & Novatore.
At the same time, mybeat-tapeNizuk Best Instrumentals (2013-2016), still in CD format with4 new beats and 2 bonus tracksincluding the one withMr Hydefrom label toNecro,Psycho + Logical-Records.
It was at the beginning of 2017 that my new EP was released, a 4-track project for which I am producing, as always.
As can be seen on the cover, the themes of state of emergency: the title of the project announces it clearly and the background of the cover image which represents the Bataclan in blood-red monochrome is rather evocative.
The same goes for the intro and the outro of the project, which takes up a reworked speech by François Hollande during the evening ofNovember 13, 2015 and the tragic events that shook Paris putting myself in the position of "terrorist" who is "causing carnage" with the release of this project.
The title "Tenacious Spleen"is undoubtedly the best piece of this EP, with a very melancholy but equally gripping instrument.
Later in the year, will be added to my plans forRap,Advance Offside.
This is also when I briefly change my name, wanting to start on new bases with my music.
Advance Offsideis a 5 track EP which also brings together rappersIll Bill (in a remix of the track Paranoïa produced by myself and on which I accompanied the rapperNovatorefor a featuring),Lord Lhuson the song "Game Over" andMr Hyde from the label to Necro for a remix of the track "Beasts Of The Yellow Night"produced by me for the album ofNovatore.
Remained very discreet, this project is very quickly deleted from the networks, just likeEmergency state, because that's when I decided to devote myself entirely toHip-Hop beatmaking.
During the year 2018, I get a sampler Akai s950 as well as a MPC 2000 XL, still with the goal of producing old-fashioned Boom Bap beats.
I take out my K7 Boom Bap Beats Vol. 1 during 2018, designed entirely on these samplers, it is also still available for sale in store !
It's at the end of Summer 2019 that I buy a sampler Ensoniq EPS (13bit sampler), and starts producing massive beats.
At the end of 2019, I collaborate with The strange (ex-member of Cas de Conscience) on the track "Strange Verse 3"for which I am doing the production, title available to listen to below.
In early 2020, the rapper Deadi, in full buzz poses 2 freestyles on my prods.
At the end of Summer 2020 released my new compilation of Rap Collabs Vol. 1, with appearances ofIll Bill (No Phixion, La Coka Nostra), Mr. Hyde (from label to Necro, Psycho + Logical-Records), Lord Lhus, The strange, Imbroglio of Morality, Taf of Artmature, Novatore (Chicago rapper with whom I have worked a lot since 2016), & Koncept The Emcee.
Get now Collabs Vol. 1 below !
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