Artist Profile: Not So Fucking Nice

Updated: Mar 25



A twenty-three-year-old producer with a passion for the more underground and elemental styles of modern trance, the enigmatic Not So Fucking Nice is on a mission to make his chosen genre more commercially relatable. Currently calling Amsterdam home, the fiercely private young producer has become one of Spotify’s most enticing new talents, pushing his sound across the globe and triumphantly championing the world of psytrance.


Unlike most from his generation, Not So Fucking Nice has shied away from the public eye, choosing instead to hold firm to his creative moniker and let his music do the talking. A noble and rare act, it’s the cornerstone on which Not So Fucking Nice builds his psychedelic sounds, allowing him to create with a true and inhibited sense of freedom.


While not much is known about his past or influences, there is plenty on display in his music. Armed with intricate arrangements that blend modern trance with more experimental leanings, Not So Fucking Nice has become a young master of his own dark artform, twisting and tinkering with vibrant, ensnaring melodies and rhythms that are bound by calculated, high tempo riffs. More hardcore than the casual observer might expect, and far more diverse and nuanced than a commercial world might be ready for, Not So Fucking Nice has created his own unique world, one that he builds ever bigger with each new track.


Taking to Spotify in the pursuit of his music, Not So Fucking Nice first came to prominence with the release of ‘All We Need Is Love’, a sharp and unyielding piece that rallies around a driven dance-atmosphere. It was the first taste of the young producer’s talents, offering a glistening look into a more palatable version of the infamous underground style. Built from driving digital tones, soaring, emotive vocals, and a relentless maelstrom of shimmering beats, ‘All We Need Is Love’ perfectly set the stage for things to come.


It wasn’t long before Not So Fucking Nice was able to capitalise on his momentum, releasing his most acclaimed track to date in ‘Coming Down’. A certifiable anthem, ‘Coming Down’ is the aural embodiment of everything that Not So Fucking Nice stands for, offering a deft medley of supercharged kicks, acid-infused basslines, and infectious synths packaged for public consumption.



Breaching the gap between the mainstream and underground, ‘Coming Down’ has become a pivotal moment in blossoming career, and it still stands as one of psytrance’s most impressive new anthems.


Far from simply resting on his laurels, Not So Fucking Nice has continued to push boundaries and build his legacy in recent weeks, showcasing an unwavering sense of commitment with new cut ‘Hypnosis’. One of his most expansive pieces to date, ‘Hypnosis’ strikes hard as the third single in his current trilogy, illustrating his style while also promising more to come in the future.


While predominantly a growing Spotify icon, Not So Fucking Nice has refused to be confined to just one genre, and his work currently stands tall on Google Play and Apple Music as well.


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