His beginning steps in music were connected to the town of Herceg Novi-Montenegro. Nikola has no formal musical education, but he always felt the passion for the music with deeper emotional tone, whether it’s post-rock, ambient, experimental, or modern electronic dance music. The first musical influence on him has been made by the legends of electronic music, such as Jean Michelle Jarre, Vangelis Kraftwerk and many more. By the and of 90s he was obsessed with dance music, global rave movement and artists like Jam&Spoon, Paul Van Dyk, Chicane and many more.In
the beginning of 2000s he began producing dance (trance) and ambient – down tempo music.
He has been producing trance actively since 2003 till 2008 under artist name “Krivi”, specially orienting himself on hard energetic and emotive trance music. Debut track ‘Dreams’ was the first release of the label Total Digital, and it has gained a huge support by top DJs in the world, including Paul van Dyk, Armin van Buuren, Above&Beyond and many more.
After ‘Dreams’, there was a plenty of tracks signed for other international labels. ‘Sunrise in Boka’ is supported by Paul Oakenfold, ‘Surreal Skies’ is supported by Ferry Corsten, ‘Reliving those years’ is played by Above&Beyond and so on.
Ambient tracks like ‘Adriatic’ (Shah Music, Germany) ended up on various Ibiza and chillout compilations. Track Krivi – Adriatic is still big success with nearly 40000 views on Youtube.
In the 2013. he started exploring different types of music and focused himself mainly on ambiental and downtempo style. Playing with the local post-rock experimental band Silence&Feedback he started experimenting with music boundaries fusing different music styles together, as well as composing his own pieces.
In april 2014. the first solo album “30″ under new artist name KRUSTY including 9 ambient, mellow chillout tracks was released by the Clubland records (Hamburg, Germany). Currently, he is planning to work on scores, soundtracks and game music.
He occasionally works as a DJ and host, currently hosting monthly show of Electronic Dance Music / Trance Session at the Youth Cultural Center Herceg Novi, where he is also engaged as a Program Manager and electronic music workshop facilitator.
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