About Nix Beat

Nick Kuzmack ( DJ Nix Beat) 

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 MagazineUtah 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 BeatSleater 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, MattielThe 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 CenturyFuture Nostalgia: Performing David Bowie, and Rebel Music: Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture.

He has also written about the legacy of  late icons like Kim Fowley, Lemmy Kilmister, David Bowie and the American music critic Lester Bangs.

At the Rock 'n' Roll Swap Meet SLC Photo taken By Jon Tamkin of the Bureau of Industrial Imaging

At the Rock ‘n’ Roll Swap Meet SLC
Photo taken By Jon Tamkin of the Bureau of Industrial Imaging

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 and on the University of Utah’s K-UTE Internet Radio program.  DJ Nix Beat has hosted nights at the Circle Lounge,Bar X/Beer Bar,The Republican  and The Chakra Lounge. 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.

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.

Kuzmack adheres to a “you’re only as good as your last article” philosophy. As a student of history, he voraciously studies  social justice, pop-culture, youth-culture, environmentalism, alternative politics and music.  Kuzmack is always looking to take on another project, so, if you are looking to hire a writer, researcher or disc jockey , feel free contact him through this website.  To see his prior work history visit his linkedin account here.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this, hopefully you didn’t miss your bus or something.

Cheers

Nick Kuzmack
(DJ Nix Beat)

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Freelance Journalist, Writer,  Disc Jockey

Salt Lake City, Utah

Phone: 801-979-6773

Website:   www.nixbeat.com
Email: Nicholaskuzmack@gmail.com
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