Photograph by: Sam Silkworth

Photograph by: Sam Silkworth

 

Nobide is the musical project of up-and-coming producer Nick Vann. Born in Boulder, Colorado, Nick was exposed to and nurtured by a dense and diverse musical scene. The innovations he witnessed growing up gave way to a deep respect for the artistic process and the beauty brought about by live musical production. Now, after 21 years of being part of the crowd, Nick is taking his place within the very scene he was raised.

By incorporating traditional instruments and modern production, Nobide works to fuse jam-band with bangin’ beats, jazz with electronica, and funk with psychedelia, all to foster a genre of his very own, which Vann likes to call “Psychedelic Breakbeats.” Nick’s aim is to refresh and redefine the standard producer archetypes that have come to be accepted in the scene today, and turn his focus to stretching the boundaries of live improvisation, audience participation, and spontaneous musical creation.


More than anything though, Nobide wishes to inspire. In a world full of time spent wasted, Nick’s artistic message urges his fans to take charge of the limited time they have, and break the boundaries of what can be done. He chooses to set an example for the world on his own quest, working to find how he himself will redefine where the bar is set through his own lifetime artistic journey, nobide.