Nisus Wins 2012 RISE Electronic DJ Battle at Macworld

We are happy to announce that DJ Nisus is the winner of the 2012 RISE electronic DJ Battle and Bash, presented by Macworld 2012. The event took place at the Mezzanine in San Francisco on Friday January 27. Each DJ had 20 minutes to play a battle set. After each set a decibel meter read the crowd’s response, and then the guest DJ judges Ean Golden, Dani Deahl and DJ Solomon scored the performance on a scale of 1-10. In the end, Nisus came out on top with a whopping 104 db reading for the win.

Thanks to all the fans that came out to support and scream. Here is video recording of the set in it’s entirety. You can also download the mix here: http://on.fb.me/Ae9UHb

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Nisus’s Curtains Mix Online Now!!!!!!!


Hey, I just finished my newest mix Nisus’s Curtains. I know its been a while since I posted any new music but things have just been accelerating in my Dj world. I have so much great new music that I will be putting out a few more mixes over the next month. Let me know what you think. Also I am going on tour in March. If you know of anywhere that would be down to book me send them to this site. The dirtiest hardest electrocrunk mix ever will be next. Here it is!!! Email me if you want a track listing http://www.zshare.net/audio/6394979b530ecc/

The artistic pursuit of Djing as an expression of community

lincoln-cathedral00.jpgDjing as an art is a matter of scale. A three hour set is the equivalent of one five minute song. Each record is like a single note in a songs composition. Rather than sampling one note or phrase, a whole song is played. My focus is the resolution of frequency, clarity of expression and application of intent throughout an entire set. The greatest thing about Djing is that by playing other people’s songs I acknowledge the value in bringing together musicians from around the world. The set becomes a stage for all of these other people’s artistic voices. It makes me feel more unified and alive within a community. It also sets aside my ego as the creator of “value”. My personal value as a DJ then becomes that of a selector or curator of a world of voices. Coming to one of my shows is like going to an art gallery. The resolution of the sound system that I play on becomes of utmost importance. The sound is the lighting in the gallery. Dark, muddy, dull sound keeps the beauty of the artist’s vision from being communicated. Its in everyones interest to keep the systems in repair and tuned for the broadest transmission of frequency.

I would like to start producing but not from the American individualist as power icon perspective. More as a statement of thanks to the community from which I benefit tremendously.

Live set @ French Resistance posted

Yeah, so all the claiming of actually doing what I do live needs to be supported at some point right? Usually I don’t have the means to record my sets. I think this is something that needs to happen more in the future. This is all live on the turntables and I actually like it. I hope you do too. Listen for the switch in style when the breakdancers showed up. Also there was about 30 minutes of awesome chaos that led into the first track you hear. What I learned from listening to this set is that the EQs were a lot sharper than I am used to and to be careful/smooth. Thanks a bunch to everyone again at Element lounge and The French Resistance.  Here is the link. Download Mix