Nick Kuzmack is a digital media professional with over 10 years of experience in Journalism, Editing, Copy Writing, Research, Social Media Marketing and Social Networking. He has a proven track record of creating thought provoking and thoroughly researched work for a variety of publications and companies. Kuzmack’s work is published by SLUG Magazine, Heatwave Magazine, Utah Stories and independently, here at Nixbeat.com. He has a Bachelor of the Arts in Political Studies from Westminster College SLC and holds duel-citizenship with the United Kingdom and the United States. He has spent much of his life traveling back and forth between the two countries.
Kuzmack began writing at the age 17 by founding the political/ music zine Salt City Rag. Between 2007 and 2013 19 issues were published. Starting Nixbeat.com in 2013, he began independently covering a wide range of topics —both politically and pop culture related.
Since August 2013, Kuzmack has been regularly writing for SLUG Magazine. In July 2015, he was promoted to Senior Staff Writer and in May 2016 was awarded for his contributions as a writer, copy editor and DJ for SLUG Magazine.
In December 2014, Kuzmack joined Heatwave Magazine and by June 2015 was promoted to Senior Correspondent. In May 2016, Kuzmack began contributing to Utah Stories as a writer.
Kuzmack has reported on protests such as the 2014 Black Lives Matter rallies in Salt Lake City. He has provided concert coverage on bands including The English Beat, Sleater Kinney, The Jackets and Kid Congo and The Pink Monkey Birds. Kuzmack has also traveled to cover the music festivals Punk Rock Bowling Music Festival and Riot Fest Denver.
He has interviewed a wide variety of artists including Colin McFaull of CockSparrer, Jake Burns of Stiff Little Fingers, Vivian Albertine of The Slits, Jon Doe and Exene Cervenka of X, Steve Drewett of Newtown Neurotics, Jeffery McCloy of Fashionism and Reverend Beatman and Nicole Izobel Garica.
As a critic, Kuzmack has reviewed albums by many artists, including Fashionism, Ivory Williams, Mattiel, The Jackets, Brain Bagz, Suicide Helpline, Gloria and Faz Waltz. In addition, Kuzmack has reviewed books including Against Doom: A Climate Insurgency Manual, Shock and Awe: Glam Rock and It’s Legacy From The Seventies To The Twenty First Century, Future Nostalgia: Performing David Bowie, and Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture.
As DJ Nix Beat, he has DJ’ed in Salt Lake City and Ogden Utah, Las Vegas, Nevada, Portland, Oregon and London, England. His interest in DJing was inspired by many years of subjecting his friends to his record collection at parties. He spins strictly vinyl and maintains a growing collection of 50’s through 60’s styled Soul, R&B, Mod/Garage, Rock n’ Roll and 70’s styled Punk, Power Pop and Junkshop Glam.
DJ Nix Beat has been featured for dJ’ing in SLUG Magazine, Salt Lake Magazine, KUAA Radio and on the University of Utah’s K-UTE Internet Radio program. DJ Nix Beat has enjoyed residences and hosting nights throughout Salt Lake City. He has also DJ’ed for bands such as Protex, The Jackets, The Darts (US), Giuda, The Dirty Fences, The Vibrators , The Night Beats, The Cry and Ex-Cult.
During his travels, he has been a guest DJ at Pop Tavern in Portland, Oregon, at Brian Moy‘s Dirty Rock & Roll Dance Party and London, England’s premier punk club Garageland and weirdo rock n’ roll night Some Weird Sin.