Interview With Nick Mantis: From St.Petersburg with a Vengeance!
Please tell our readers who you are and what you do?
Nick Mantis, DJ, musician and producer. Lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia. The main directions in music: Trap, Dubstep, Ambient.
In 2015 he publishes his first collection of tracks «MONOSCRIPT». In the same year he entered the top 100 in the directions PromoDJ Trap, Twerk. February 8, 2016 signed a contract with the American label «Media Blackout», then the light goes out in the release Deep Chill Unwind & Rewind, where Mantis standing on a par with such well-known headliners like Le Flex, M.Waxx. In the fall of 2016 came a remix of Robbie Williams song “Party Like A Russian”, which was later published in the French edition of “Robbie Williams Live”. In March 2017 release announced on Leble “Stazis” (Proton) and “After Mess Recs” – May 2017.
How would you describe your style and genre?
Trap, Dubstep, Brostep, Bass House, G-House
Who are your biggest idols ever? Dead or alive, musician or non-musician.
Skrillex, David Guetta, Michael Jackson
What was the biggest mistake you made when you started making music and what would be the number one tip you could give to a newcomer musician?
Somehow, it happened that I stopped writing music. Than lost a lot of time. Advice, write always, write wherever you are – write music.
How do you get gigs? Can you share any tips?
I write on the page of the art director on facebook, I communicate with him, I give him my press release, schedule, mixes, in general, anything that might interest him. I dial the audience through the Internet, social networks, my university. I go and I give out invitations to my party. Advertising itself is cheap and productive!
What has been your biggest challenge right now? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?
I had a problem selling myself. It was difficult to sell their work. But after a couple of photo sessions, advertising, and support of friends, I overcame this problem. Do not be afraid to tell the world about yourself.
How do you promote yourself? Do you have any specific promotion tips for other musicians?
As I said before, I advertise myself. Sometimes you had to spam on other people, and it worked! You just write: Hello guy, what’s new? I wrote a track here, listen, how about this? People, at times, do not know that you are going to write music, and you have to tell them about it.
We meet again in one year. What has happened?
I’m going to move abroad, I want to try to play in Canada, America and China. Also, my dream is to be released on OWSLA.
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