Yuki Kitano, better known as Nickelman, is a beatmaker/producer residing in his vibrant hometown of Osaka, Japan. Although Yuki has been making music as Nickelman for over 15 years, it is only within the last decade that he has created his signature sound, a dusty, warm, lofi, blend of vintage synths, layered with hazy drum kicks.
Nickelman is set to release his newest self produced album, titled 'BeatsGrocery', on June 24th, 2022, via URBNET.
The twelve track record is a dreamy blend of instrumental hip hop fused with elements of soul, jazz, and rare groove. Using an MPC2000XL, SP-303, and Tape Echo, Nickelman recorded the album onto a cassette tape, to achieve a lush warmth that carries through each track.
'BeatsGroccery' is the quintessential head nodding soundtrack for hot and humid city nights of summer 2022.
Japanese beat maker Yuki Kitano’s commitment to music began when he was thirteen, crediting skateboarding culture as his
intro to the sound of hip hop. Better known as NICKELMAN, he started making beats with a MPC2000XL and later in 2008 established the independent record label deepconstructionrecords in his home city of Osaka....more