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 adheres to the philosophy 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.
At the age of 17, he began pursuing journalism by founding the socio-political/ music zine Salt City Rag. Between 2007 and 2013 he published 19 issues. In 2013, he began independently covering a wide range of topics —both political and pop culture related at Nixbeat.com.
Since August 2013, Kuzmack regularly contributes to 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.
As of December 2014, Kuzmack also writes for Heatwave Magazine. By June 2015 was promoted to Senior Correspondent. Kuzmack has also contributed to to Utah Stories as a writer.
Kuzmack has reported on protests, including 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 ( CockSparrer), Jake Burns (Stiff Little Fingers), Vivian Albertine (The Slits), Jon Doe(X) Exene Cervenka (X), Steve Drewett (Newtown Neurotics), Jeffery McCloy (Fashionism, Transmitors) and Reverend Beatman and Nicole Izobel Garica.
As a music reviewer, Kuzmack has written about 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.
DJ Nix Beat’s interest in DJing was inspired by many years of subjecting his friends to his forever expanding record collection at parties. As a strictly vinyl DJ, he has hosted nights in Salt Lake City and Ogden Utah, Las Vegas, Nevada, Portland, Oregon and London, England. 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.
For his DJ work, DJ Nix Beat has been featured in SLUG Magazine, Salt Lake Magazine, KUAA Radio and on the University of Utah’s K-UTE Internet Radio program. DJ Nix Beat currentl enjoys several residences throughout Salt Lake City, Utah.