Nicholas Dante
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Nicholas Dante

New York City, New York, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF | AFM

New York City, New York, United States | SELF | AFM
Established on Jan, 2014
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"A POP ACT THAT DOESN’T NEED TO BE A GUILTY PLEASURE"

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NICHOLAS DANTE – ENEMY: A POP ACT THAT DOESN’T NEED TO BE A GUILTY PLEASURE
Posted on 30th December 2017

Who doesn’t love a bit of deep & dirty Pop?

God knows there’s not much of it about these days, thankfully New York based Pop artist Nicholas Dante has mastered the art of generating pounding beats that just about everyone can get behind, wherever you are, in the club or in your car, the beat is infectious, and his expression is truly a pleasure to revel in.

Enemy is a synergetic synth pop mixed, bursting with basslines that make this track a cut above the rest, the perfect remedy for those winter blues, the drops in the track are almost surreal

You can taste the feverous passion behind his vocal delivery in his latest track, which has come off his brand-new album Echoic. Whilst his vocal range isn’t spectacular, and the lyrics aren’t that adventurous, Dante still managed to pull of a blinder of a track. He’s definitely achieved his mission of putting out music worth listening to by combining elements of 80’s Synth Pop with a contemporary resounding sound with dance elements.

Check out Enemy along with the rest of Dante’s tracks via the Soundcloud link below:

https://soundcloud.com/nicholasdante/enemy - A&R Factory


"FRESH: ‘ECHOIC’ – NICHOLAS DANTE"

Nicholas Dante is an aspiring pop music artist from Brooklyn, New York who wants to make music worth listening to.

He endeavors to produce pieces of music that could be played in any moment with the accompanying feelings.

Either it’s nostalgic Friday days or feel-good outrageous Saturday nights – or even the aftermath on Sundays – his music is a platform of expression and growth to appeal and add onto the experience that one might have in that moment of time.

Additionally, he likes to experiment creatively with different sounds sonically that help achieve the message or feeling that he is trying to seek out for.

What is Echoic?

‘Echoic’ is the latest project from this Brooklyn based guy and so I asked him to tell us in his words what it was all about?

“The album’s sound is pretty eclectic, mainly showcasing an 80’s synth throwback sound that coincides with modern electronic, dance elements and this eclectic aesthetic was very important to me when creating the sound of this project. I wanted to have the tempos vary throughout to showcase the rollercoaster of emotions that the narrative tells, as well as play with different instruments and sounds.

The song ‘Delirium’ is about slipping into a fixation over a person or an object, however once fallen, there is an instability in the relationship due to the other person’s feelings.

The albums lyrics deal with issues such as; confusion between lust and love, sexual urges, and the inner struggles you face when you are at your worst. The consistent narrative throughout the project is the difficulty of letting go of the past and moving on. The album plays as if the listener were to be reading it as a story, however it’s up to the listener to interpret the structure of the narrative while listening.

The term “Echoic” is defined as a sound by imitation, and also refers to the psychological term “Echoic Memory” which coincides with the narrative that is showcased lyrically throughout the project.

Additionally, the inspiration of the album was a lot of 80’s and 90’s pop artists. Most specifically Janet Jackson’s style of melodies and the way her vocals are stacked to create the perfect harmonies. I also pulled inspiration from the 70s dark horror film “Suspiria.” These are just a few examples of inspiration that impacted the basis and song-writing process for this album."

Thanks Nicholas!

Don’t just take his word for it – stream the album now on Apple Music, Amazon or Spotify…

…and let Nicholas take you on that journey! - Talk About Pop Music


"Nicholas Dante Shows His True Colours With 'Hue'"

Growing up isn’t always easy. Hormones course rampantly through your body like cheap liquor, insignificant issues are morphed into earth-shattering natural disasters, and all the while you walk the floss-fine tightrope between parental expectations and inner desires. If life is merely a series of hurdles established by the gods for mortals to overcome, adolescence is surely the first major challenge that most people would face - and often it offers stumbles that can’t be recovered from. And yet, as soon as the thickets of youth begin to clear and innocent smiles are transformed into wrinkled parchments, its terrors are often forgotten or overlooked, written off as the by-products of a natural chemical imbalance.

Thus is the paradox explored in Nicholas Dante’s debut album, Hue (released on April 1st, 2016), which ambitiously strives towards a serious comprehension and acknowledgement of the troubles of teenagehood by distilling them into musical form. Described by Dante as a lyrical “story”, the album narrates the turbulence of growing up in an uncertain world and experiencing the novelty of first love, all while dealing with the loss of innocence that comes from understanding the world around you in a new way. It’s an issue that Dante, who hails from opulent Long Island in New York, has had a long time to consider in his sixteen years of life. Inspired by the idols of his childhood, Dante looked towards such mononyms as Britney, Beyonce and Michael to create what has become as much a tribute to his inspirations as it is an assertion of independence.


It is the Gatsby-esque experiences which coloured these sixteen years that culminate in Dante's lead single from the project, 'Make U Weep'. Featuring an absolutely relentless barrage of a bassline and lyrics that read like an entry straight from Heidi Montag's sex diary about going "down on you low/Taking control/Give you some good/Cause ya' know that I could give you what you deserve", the track distills the feeling of drunk sex into a total of three minutes and twenty-three seconds. ‘Make U Weep’, which is written and produced by Luke Gus, is an anomaly on an album which is otherwise entirely self-written and produced by Gryves Martell of Britney Spears' Bare fan-made album fame; but in reality, all eight tracks excel in production and professionalism far beyond what you might expect from a first-time singer and self-professed ATRL star.

And despite the five-star calibre of the tracks, they’re all centred around a vulnerability and intimacy which you’d be hard pressed to find in any A-list star. Dante says that his main goal with his music is to relate to people on a visceral level, bonding over the shared experience of first love and the awkwardness of teenage affection. For him, Hue is a realisation of self-worth and confidence as an independent musician making his way in the twenty-first century; but it also marks the end of an era, and the nostalgia for those adolescent days behind him pulses through the album. It’s a feeling that everyone can relate to: the sense of an ending that comes with the final chapter of every book and every final goodbye to a departing friend. But with every ending comes the beginning of something new; and with Hue, we get the sense that Dante’s possibilities are as limitless as the spectrum of colours which inspired its title. - PopHatesFlops


Discography

Hue -  April 1st, 2016
Echoic
- December 8th, 2017

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Nicholas Dante is a pop singer from Brooklyn, New York. Originally started in 2014, he caters to people with music that they can relate to and feel empowered by. His music details stories about lust and love, passion, and the inner struggles one might face when they are their worst. His latest release, "Echoic," was featured on A&R
Factory, one of the most respected independent artist and repertoire blogs. 

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