Nomad Navi is writing the soundtrack for your dystopian reality
Certain kinds of music have a mystery surrounding them, prompting an urge to pay much closer attention and unravel its secrets. And while the enigmatic darkness of this kind of music is not everyone’s cup of tea, it is here that Nomad Navi shines and proves his mettle. A newcomer to many, Nomad Navi is a music producer and DJ who has taken the spotlight for creating dark and mysterious music that goes beyond the viral trends of social media. His upcoming single “Red Flag” demonstrates his expertise across genres and his fascination with dystopian realities.
Nomad Navi’s music journey began at a young age, growing up in a family of diverse music tastes and backgrounds. Both his parents were devout listeners of 80’s pop, exposing him to synth-wave early on in childhood. Later on, his uncle, a Samba band percussionist, realized that Navi had a good sense of rhythm from a young age and gifted him his first 75-preset piano keyboard. While his uncle hoped this would prompt him to learn piano, Navi instead toyed with the drum kit and the synthesizer presets, laying the foundation for his journeys further into the music world. From there, Navi dove head first, acquiring a DAW and never looking back.
While his childhood music tastes were largely influenced by what his family listened to, Navi’s musical influences evolved when he began exploring the music world on his own through the internet. He discovered icons such as Daft Punk, Benny Benassi, Infected Mushroom, and Justice, all of which would later influence his own productions. After chancing upon Euro-Dance music, his fascination skyrocketed from there, marking the beginning of his journey into DJing and production. From there, he continued to explore new genres such as hardstyle and techno, further shaping his musical creations.
Put into his own words, Navi describes his music as “the soundtrack for your Dystopian Reality.” His style is dark, mysterious, and sometimes disorienting, transporting the listeners to a different world. Pulling inspiration from elements of dance music, 80’s synth-wave, and techno, he aims to make listeners feel like they’re the main character of their own dystopian story.
Navi’s first single of 2023, “Red Flag” will be released on March 10. The song features the talented singer/songwriter Llynks. Accompanying the single is a music video, to be released one week after on March 17th. While “Red Flag” touches on breaking away from a toxic relationship, the music video portrays breaking away from a different form of toxicity – corporate exploitation. Regardless of how the listener interprets it, “Red Flag” is all about freeing one’s mind from all negative feelings.
From the beginning, Navi spent most of his music journey as a one-man show, taking on everything from producing the music to designing the artwork and doing his own social media promotions. While he now prefers to focus on the music itself and collaborate with like-minded creators on other aspects of his vision, he has come a long way, both as a DJ and producer, since the days of that first 75-preset keyboard and continues to innovate and challenge himself. He hopes to one day bring his “soundtrack for your dystopian reality” to life through an in-person listening experience. After all, the future is bright.