Born in Iran with roots in the Canadian dance music scene, Nostalgix is the epitome of a triple threat in the industry. As a producer, writer, and rapper, Nostalgix incorporates spunky charm and a ’90s edge into her signature sound through thunderous basslines and electrifying beats. Nostalgix and her unmistakable style appear on leading dance music labels.
Stepping onto the scene as a modern-day iteration of the ‘90s ‘It Girl,’ Nostalgix is committed to building a positive, loving environment in dance music. With a sound that continues to travel far and wide, Nostalgix has performed on the world’s most coveted stages in dance music, including EDC Las Vegas, HARD Summer, Beyond Wonderland, Spring Awakening, and more.
Though she has demonstrated a steady rise since her debut, 2022 was a pivotal year for Nostalgix, hit singles kicked off the year while she embarked on a handful of North American tours alongside dance music leaders Tchami, AC Slater, Malaa, and more. That same year, Nostalgix made history as one of the few female acts to perform on the mainstage at EDC Las Vegas. Shattering glass ceilings and speakers all around, Nostalgix is an unstoppable force in the modern dance scene.
Nostalgix (Negar Hamidzadeh)
‘Moksi & Nostalgix – Gimme Bass’ & ‘EVAN GIIA x Nostalgix – Limit’
Favourite musician growing up:
Britney Spears. Growing up in Iran, she was all over cable and MTV. I looked up to her a lot as she represented freedom and self-expression, which are things I couldn’t have as a young girl in Iran.
Favourite musician now:
Skrillex. Every record he touches is so unique. He’s such an innovator and inspiration for dance music.
Guilty pleasure song:
Axwell Λ Ingrosso – Sun Is Shining
Live show ritual:
I’m big on taking time for myself before shows. My ritual is to meditate for 10 minutes, think about things I’m grateful for and stretch.
For me, taking a bit of time for myself before being on stage allows me to really be present on stage and enjoy the moment.
Favourite local musician:
EP or LP?
Early bird or night owl?
Early bird. I love working out in the mornings before hitting the studio.
Road or studio?
I love both. It feels so rewarding to lock away in the studio and create a song you’ll have forever. But I also love being around fans and performing.
Any shows or albums coming up?
My new single ‘LIMIT’ with EVAN GIIA just came out. I’m also on tour all summer performing at festivals all around North America.
Where can we follow you?
Rapid Fire Local Questions:
What is your favourite local restaurant?
The Naam in Kitsilano
What is your favourite street in your city and why?
Robson Street. It’s a beautiful street downtown full of stores, and cute coffee shops.
What is your favourite park in your city and why?
Stanley Park. It’s right next to the seawall in Vancouver. It’s absolutely breathtaking.
What is your favourite music venue in your city?
What is your favourite music store in your city?
Vinyl Record in Gastown