What kind of a fucking name is Nicky Blitz? Let's imagine you've woken from a rough night out, you check the mirror, you ask yourself, What the hell happened here? That's Nicky Blitz. Everything about him conjures a sense of panicked mystery. His songs will send you flashbacks of OUT OF CONTROL house parties and legendary prom nights. They’re as elegantly designed as a vintage suit and as liberating as ripping it off. Imagine Patrick Bateman at his high school dance. Instead of going apeshit with a knife, Blitz's weapons of choice are propulsive beats and melodic hooks. His tunes are a blend of 50's jukebox rock'n'roll, '60s LA psych, the darkest '70s electro-pop and 90s grunge rawness. It’s the newest wave and it'll stalk your nightmares for weeks.
The livewire behind it all is multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Nick Scapa. Scapa grew up in LA's San Fernando Valley, making beats in his teen years and aspiring to work with 50 Cent and The Neptunes. After Jay Z's former producer Aqua told him to buy an MPC sampler/drum machine, Blitz began landing placements for big pop stars. In the last few years he's written for Miley Cyrus (“Liberty Walk”) and Icona Pop (“Light Me Up”). With his production team 10K Islands - described as “The Brill Building meets Sub Pop” by the New York Times – he's also bagged licensing deals, scoring CNN and ESPN documentaries and advertisements for Honda and Windows among others.
But fuck all that shit. Nicky Blitz didn't set out to make commercial music, it just happened. He's psycho for creating and currently splits time between LA, New York, and his studio lair in Miami which has been used by everyone from Diplo and Pharrell to Skrillex and FKA Twigs. Festivals and promoters began booking Blitz due to his reputation for a provocative, unpredictable live show. His rise is inevitable, fuelled by a punk desire to turn nothing into something. There’s an inscrutable power and charisma about him, flashes of Elvis, Nick Cave, Jim Morrison, Talking Heads, Joy Division, the B-52s and LCD Soundsystem. What kind of a fucking name is Nicky Blitz? It's just the beginning.