Nicky Hustinx

Drums, beats, production, twerking
Based in Utrecht, NL

Discography

A selection - click for Spotify player and some details • or click here for playlist

Leonard Luka
Crossfield
2021

STRFKR
Pink Noise
2020

M. Lucky
Champagne Apocalypse
2020

Meis
Wacht
2020

Fink
We Watch the Stars
2019

Katie Melua
Live in Concert
2019

Weval
The Weight
2019

Faradays
Late Bloomers Brigade
2019

Remy
Shadows
2019

Kovacs
Cheap Smell
2018

Slow Res
Unlike
2018

Odelion
Blue Eyed Boy
2018

Anna Rune
Residue &Lovers' Dust
2018

Faradays
Real
2018

Yori Swart
Come on Over
2018

Eefje De Visser
Nachtlicht
2016

Fink
Resurgam
2017

Ruben Hein
Groundwork Rising
2018

ELLA
EP
2017

Yori Swart
September
2017

Anna Rune
Somnambulist
2018

Marlene Bakker
Raif
2018

Stephanie Struijk
Daar
2018

Frank Valenza
Launderama EP
2017

Jo Marches
Silver & Gold
2017

Sofie Letitre
Take To Heels EP
2016

1AM
2017

Aafke Romeijn
Anders nog Iets?
2016

Het Universumpje
De grenzen van het toelaatbare
2016

Delouise
Lay Low
2013

Color Reporters
2014

Most Unpleasant Men
2014

Eefje De Visser
Het Is
2014

Hummingville
With an Elephant in the Room
2012

Dotan
7 Layers
2014

Rogier Pelgrim
Roll the Dice
2014

Deuk
2012

Marike Jager
Here Comes the Night
2012

Woost
6 Minutes South
2010

More albums:

Coming up

Anna Rune new songs
Meis new album
Ally new album
Beryl Anne new EP
Het Universumpje new album
Ruben Hein new album

Earlier

Handed Above the Storm, Below the Flood 2017
Kraak Firefighters 2016
Belker Geen toerist meer 2016
Youri Lentjes As the storm 2015
Louise Korthals Zonder voorbehoud 2015
run SOFA Shenanigans 2016
Alexander Mckenzie & the Underpaid Ambivalence 2012
Marike Jager Here Comes The Night Live (DVD & CD) 2012
Marike Jager Celia Trigger 2008
Marike Jager The Magic Live Box (DVD & CD) 2010

 

Lukas Batteau EP 2010
In A Cabin With Traditionals 2010
Levenslied series 1 (DVD & CD) 2009
Dames Voor Na Vieren Binnenstebuiten 2015
Folks Divine Remember EP 2014
Woost Welcome To Teleskopia 2008
Shiner Twins Southern Belles 2008
Nova Borgers Same As Never Before 2012
Shiner Twins All In Store 2006
Malford Milligan Band Sweet Cherry Soul 2004

Yeah about that

Born in 1983
First saw drumsticks in 1988
Became a vegetarian shortly afterwards
Studied music at Codarts, Rotterdam from 2002-2007

Enjoys touring all over Europe with WEVAL and FINK
Loves playing with WENDE
Has a big love for vintage instruments and gritty sounding drummy things
Has a big love for glitchy electronic happenings
Has a big love for combining the latter by looping and sampling sounds and screwing them up with Ableton Live
Likes producing, writing, recording, playing live music, and favorite colors
Currently is also making music with the likes of HET UNIVERSUMPJE, RUBEN HEIN and has toured Europe with KATIE MELUA in the winter of 2018

Can be found producing his own music as SLOW RES and is currently busy producing new music with other artists

Has (had) fun working with some avid music production enthousiasts such as Flood, Tchad Blake, Liam Howe, Stew Jackson, Simon Akkermans, Ferdy v/d Singel, Reyn Ouwehand, David Hoogerheide, Tom Meijer, Fin Greenall, Martijn Groeneveld

Taught music at the lovely AMSTERDAM CONSERVATORY and HERMAN BROOD ACADEMIE

Flings and past relationships:

Eefje de Visser, Kovacs, Katie Melua, Maaike Ouboter, Remy Van Kesteren, Marlene Bakker, Orgel Vreten, Bertolf, Lavalu, Woost, Marike Jager, Louise Korthals, Alexander Mckenzie and the Underpaid, Stevie Ann, Sunday Sun, The Indien, Dotan, JW Roy, Dijsseldonk, Mattanja Joy Bradley, Postmen, Rogier Pelgrim, Stef Classens, Youri Lentjes, Patricia Vonne, Shiner Twins, Dana Fuchs


Theater, Film, TV

Showponies II, Showponies, Matterhorn, Levenslied serie 1 & 2, Hans Teeuwen's Spiksplinter, Expeditie Eiland, Verliefd op Ibiza, Pumps & Penalties, Pippi Langkous, Minoes, Hulphond, Löyly

Video

Looping, electronic stuff

Here I make a cymbal loop using the overhead mics, which both run through a Soundtoys Crystalizer plugin to try and mimic some of the reversed effect that's on the album
Clap in -> crap out! Looped some claps and went nuts with live fx
Fooling around with altering pitch of live drums - using Ableton Live, Soundtoys Primal Tap and a Leap Motion controller to change the pitch and freeze the delay
Combining some live sample and audio looping here.
A little re-creation of an intro we'd play at live shows. Making it a little different every night, I'd sample some small percussion or whatever was within reach and sounded nice, and then run it through a bunch of plugins

Recording

Much like everyone, I have the ability to capture sound in my own studio!
I like to record drums, so get in touch if you would like some on a song, EP or album. I have some nifty mics and oh boy, some mic stands too.
Contact me for info or check my profile on SoundBetter.com. Below are some examples, some more will follow.

Little jam with some metallic sounds plus guitars and softsynth 101
Binkbeats produced, I recorded drums on a stage somewhere, while on tour :)
Made a groove with an Index drums Racket tambourine
Trying out Demsticks
Excerpt from a song I did for Belker. Devil-Loc Deluxe working wonders

Info

Contact information:


Endorsed by:

Istanbul Agop cymbals
Ludwig drums
Remo drumheads
Protection Racket cases
Ableton Live

Nicky Hustinx, Live drum tracks on SoundBetter