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Mar
16
Nifkin @ Backbone Music

Delray Beach, Florida, USA

Delray Beach, Florida, USA

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Nifkin - Capital A for Agenda (2007)

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Jolt the frontal lobe-all hormones and pulsations. Worldly, multiculti, a primal call. Nifkin's a lean hybrid raw as it's insistent; probing melody, beat, message for truths revealing the why of what we do. Sex, life, reaching beyond the me-mine-more to seek community with bass, drums, and electric guitar.

It all started in West Palm Beach, Florida when eleven-year old Blake began strumming his older brother’s guitar. “As soon as I learned a few chords and a couple tunes, I was off writing my own songs.” Although his parents lived in a wealthy area, Blake spent most of his childhood west of town in the neighboring ghetto with his nanny. With her strong, Bahamian demeanor, she raised Blake, taking him every Sunday to her all black church. Growing up between the racially and class divided worlds heavily influenced the way Blake viewed his environment and would later, influence Nifkin's music.

In his freshman year of high school, Blake met Erik and they immediately hit it off. “I didn’t like him much but when I heard him wailing on the guitar at a party one night, I knew I had to be in a band with him.” Soon after, the young rock band gained a loyal following across the South Florida area but upon graduating high school, the band parted ways.

Though the band was apart, each of them pursued their musical aspirations wholeheartedly. Blake continued to write new material, drawing inspiration from his battle with drug addiction. “It was definitely the lowest period of my life...I was searching for myself.” Erik enrolled in the University of Miami music program and spent time touring and recording with several bands including the Mississippi All-stars and Dixie Hustler.

After more than three years, Blake and Erik were finally back home, anxious to make something happen. They began jamming together in December 2006, and on New Year’s Eve, Nifkin performed for the first time in front of a room of 250 hometown friends.

The band played shows in South Florida and in late April 2007, the debut EP, Capital A for Agenda will be released. With their EP, Nifkin confronts the global and human state of affairs. Whether it’s exposing the illusion of the American dream in “Fleshly Ambition,” begging a lover on a spiritual romance in “Inside The Light,”or depicting modern-day slavery in “Debt Campaign,” Nifkin seems to be on a mission beyond music. “We are trying to get people to see things on another level, beyond the tv screens, the paper, the celebrity magazines... beyond what we can see.”