Music Choice of the Month 6/2018: Nydge
Nydge is a producer and songwriter from Detroit, MI. He was born in a hospital, and despite being named after a race car driver, he drives a reliable Honda Civic. He loves podcasts, but hates the talk show ones. He likes plants, but all of his plants are dead and he feels bad about it. He can replace the brake pads on your car. He knows more about synthesizers than he does about microeconomics. Like most of America, he dropped out of community college. He used to love Trent Reznor.
In summer 2017, he stepped out from a behind-the-scenes producer role and started releasing the tracks he’s produced and co-written as the artist “Nydge”. Since beginning his steady release of singles, his music has been streamed over 900,000 times and he’s opened for acts like BANKS, SG Lewis, Flint Eastwood & Vesperteen. Just this past winter he went on tour as direct support to Flint Eastwood.
With the help of Spotify’s curated playlists (Alternative R&B, Young & Free, Indie-pop, etc), Nydge has received the attention of blogs and listeners alike and garnered the reputation of being “another rare gem from Detroit” and “some wonderful collision of atoms” (Indie Shuffle). Nydge has also placed and composed custom songs for TV and film, and is played in retail stores around the world.
Check out Nydge’s upbeat single “Float” featuring Joe Hertler and The Rainbow Seekers: