Nikhil Beats announces forthcoming EP with new single ‘Feel Me’

Joe Simpson

By Joe Simpson

Joe Simpson

16 Sep 2022

Rising East London artist/producer Nikhil Beats has released new single, ‘Feel Me’ and announced forthcoming EP, ‘Earthly Desires Lead To Enlightenment’, due 12th October. A sentimental release for Nikhil, ‘Feel Me’ is his first solo release as an artist/producer without a featured vocalist arriving at an effortlessly timed, solo moment in his musical journey. 

Offering complete transparency, his waltzing vocals are a perfect match for his psychedelic-tinged production led by a concoction of innate drums and guitars. Having performed at BBC Introducing’s Summer In The Southbank alongside his four-piece band, he is soon to announce his headline show at The Victoria Dalston for 16th November.

“It’s a big step for me to release a track with my vocals without a featured artist, it feels natural though. ‘Feel Me’ is extremely personal, I put myself in a vulnerable place when writing the lyrics which musicians should do when creating something that’s going out into the world. The concept is about going deeper toward understanding my higher self and ego in order to reach the next phase in my life. Most importantly, a life where I’m presented more as the man I want to be rather than an immature child. I love this song!”

Born in East London and raised in a South Asian household, Nikhil Beats draws from various influences and has carved out his own genre-defying sound. The journey to establishing his production skills stemmed from teaching himself how to play piano, guitar, bass and drums and ultimately strengthened his ears and fast-tracking his development. 

An ever-expanding discography includes collaborations with Finn Foxell, Bawo, Danny Sanchez and KeepVibesNear to name a few. His debut EP, ‘3000 ‘Realms’ helped expand his growth further garnering attention from the likes of BBC Radio 6’s Giles Peterson, and 1Xtra’s Jamz Supernova who has continued to support him since. 

A busy summer for Nikhil has included his first festival performances at Hackney’s Dialled In and Wireless before more recently speaking on the panel at London’s Science Museum for a discussion on South Asian Culture.