Not Your Mainstream Artist: Nicolas Jaar's Take on Hip-Hop Influenced Underground Music


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  Chilean-American recording artist and composer Nicolas Jaar's debut album Space Is Only Noise ranked #1 by Resident Advisor and Mixmag in 2011. His BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix back in 2012 was also voted ‘Radio 1’s Essential Mix of the Year.’ His music is all about toying with your sense of anticipation as he delays gratification until the moment is just right. Jaar's drops are smooth, intricate, and artful; beyond the makings of artists' usually associated with EDM hype. He is the renaissance man of the music industry, owning and operating his own label called Other People, playing in the band Darkside, and producing original solo music that captivates as well as it elevates. You never know what Jaar is going to play, but you know it’s going to be damn good. Check out his set at the Boiler Room NYC back in 2013 below: Catch Nicolas Jaar on tour across Europe and America this fall.
Words by Kristina Dougherty