This is NikMartken
“Rhythm is everywhere… It’s all around us, you can feel it, even touch it sometimes. It is inside you, your heart, breathe, the way you walk: that’s rhythm. Rhythm is everything”.
Hi! I am NikMartken, an Italian drummer and poli-percussionist which, as you can see above, is obsessed with rhythm and all rhythmic instruments.
My musical experience with percussions started at 16 when, after some months of savings, I was able to buy my first cheap drumset on eBay and, since then, I’ve expanded the percussive collection with new toys from all over the world. I finally realised my greatest dream in 2019: the Handpan.
Experimenting with recordings
I am not only a drummer and percussionist, and not even that good… but I also pay attention to details in the studio when recording myself, other artists and FOR other artists.
You need to know how to use different mics for the right sound, and techniques and sometimes to think out of the box… In this way who knows what can come out of those takes: maybe a signature sound or a new unique harmony…
It’s definitely a discovery process.
Graphics & Visual Arts
As a Graphic and Web Designer, I am working closely with different artists for developing their visual concepts by blending these two worlds: Design and Music.
Not only music but also visual arts.