Hailing from Washington, D.C., singer/songwriter and producer Nick Hakim grew up in a household overflowing with musical diversity and cites influences ranging from Marvin Gaye and Curtis Mayfield, to Madlib and MF Doom, to South American folk and DC punk.
His debut project, 2014's Where Will We Go Pt. I & II, released through his own imprint, Earseed Records, went on to earn critical praise from NPR and The New York Times. It was in April 2017 that he released his debut full-length, Green Twins. Hakim cites “We wanted to imagine what it would have sounded like if RZA had produced a Portishead album. We experimented with engineering techniques from Phil Spector and Al Green’s Back Up Train, drum programming from RZA and Outkast, and were listening to a lot of The Impressions, John Lennon, Wu-Tang, Madlib, and Screaming Jay Hawkins.” Green Twins was an experimental step forward with emotional heft gleaned from his experiences in the years since the first EPs.