• Becca Fergus

NIKO shares irresistible new bop 'Idol'


The first in a series of releases from the LA-based artist, NIKO is shimmering with summertime vibes in his irresistible new banger ‘Idol’.



Sun-soaked and pulsating, the EDM bop is brimming with uplifting rhythms, thumping bass and seamlessly blended acoustic riffs that combine to create the energetic anthem.

Talking about the track, NIKO explained, “Idol is a song about wanting to be seen and heard. It is also an exploration of the concept of fame, but it mostly can be interpreted as the need for love - the desire to be somebody’s somebody. Sonically, the song is influenced by 90’s dance and house music, and artists like Robyn, Years & Years and Danny L Harle.” “I wrote an early version of Idol a couple years ago, but sat on it as I was trying to find the best producer that could bring my vision to life. When I connected with Joakim Buddee, listened to his productions, I knew he was the right fit. We worked on the song completely remotely; he is in Sweden and I’m in the US, and travel was restricted due to Covid. We had Zoom sessions, and went back and forth on email until we finalized the track. I recorded the vocals in a studio on Sunset Boulevard, Joakim mixed the song in his studio in Stockholm, and then we sent it for mastering in Germany. It was a great collaboration for all parties involved.”


Born and raised in Milan in a household that worshipped musical icons such as Madonna and George Michael, it was somewhat destiny that NIKO would follow into a musical pathway. After forming a band in his youth to express his love of performing, he quickly discovered the euphoria of nightclubs, and began to work as a vocalist for DJs. Since moving to America and cultivating a career as a solo artist, he has gone on to release his debut electronic EP ‘RMNC 21’, with fans falling in love with his California meets Euro-pop sound.


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