To say that music runs in the veins is to know the true meaning behind a 25-year career of Iranian born and Danish native Nima Gorji. Now calling Ibiza home, it is from here that he continues to demonstrate his technique and passion for his music, firmly holding his place amongst his peers and fans alike around the world.
He has been releasing music on various imprints such as Fuse London, SCI+TEC, Bla Bla, Drumma, and his own NG Trax. His eclectic touch for music and great skills behind the decks helped him to tour all over the world. We invited him to our regular 101 talks.
What was the funniest / most bizarre request you’ve ever had while playing?
This guy asking me if I have any reggaeton (my most hated music) for his girlfriend so she can shake her ass!
Can you describe your studio setup for us?
My studio is made with simple old school gears which I am comfortable with such as SH101, multimoog, MFB 522 drum machine, Korg ER1 electribe. etc ...
Could you tell us the story about your first gig?
My first gig was in Frankfurt beginning of the ’90s. My cousin living there managed to include me in playing at a rave party for around 200 people in a techno warehouse.
I did not even have an artist name. That was my very first gig and excitement and also a lot of stress.
Name three artists that currently inspire you.
Three artists who really inspire me are Petre Inspirescu, Ricardo Villalobos, and Dubfire.
Recall the worst experience of ‘killing the vibe’ in the club.
My worst experience of killing the vibe was in Peru 7 years ago. The gear was not set up properly for vinyl but it was set for computer DJ. So my sound did not come out at all, and I decided to stop playing because it was impossible due to the feedback. I felt a bit sad.
What do you do before and after your set?
Before my set, I usually eat a good meal in a restaurant and have some drinks for warm-up. After, well this is personal and private. ;-)
What’s the worst job you’ve ever had?
I've always managed somehow to do what I really like and want as a job. So I always have fun with it.
What are your favourite labels at the moment?
I love my own label NG Trax of course, but I also respect label such as Botanic Minds and Muted Noise just to mention a few.
Imagine a cold winter, a fireplace and two glasses of wine—what song would you play?
This is a perfect situation for my jazzy collection of vinyl. I would definitely listen to Roy Ayers - Daddy Bug album.
Last but not least. What's the best advice you've ever received?
The best advice I received regarding my production was someone that I really admire and he told me. “It's all about the right loop. that's it!"