Niko Bolas, meaning "Up Is Louder" in Greek, feeds
his soul with two passions - making records and racing motorcycles.
Bolas has been instrumental in creating a unique audio palette for
artists ranging from Neil Young, Melissa Etheridge, and Keith Richards
to Herb Alpert, Stan Getz, X, and Puff Daddy.
In the recent years Niko teamed up with Mark Bolas and
took a journey into internet radio they called iM Networks.
They also worked together on
three dimensional sound design
and development project dubbed Fakespace Music, which allows for
a musically driven virtual reality experience.
from Niko's versatile discography include: Fionna Apple, James Taylor,
Mary's Danish, Kevin Salem, Curtis Stigers, Toto, to name a few.
He is best known for his work with Neil Young's exceptional Freedom
and This Note's For You, as well as Warren Zevon's Sentimental Hygiene
(a record that inspired the R.E.M./Zevon collaboration Hindu Love
Gods, which Bolas also produced).
trademark is his vocal production, which always comes across clearly
and loudly on his records (see the Circle Jerks' Oddities, Abnormalties
and Curiosities for auditory proof).
For the complete discography of Niko's current work visit his
web site at: http://www.neeks.com
Most recently Niko who is bi-coastal
(Los Angeles/New York) worked with producer Eric Foster White (Britney
Spears, Backstreet Boys) and his artist Stephanie, a singer/songwriter.
Niko is also working with producer John Wooler on Robin Ford's upcoming
release on Concord Records. Niko recently completed work for Herbie
Hancock's new cd with an all-star musician cast to include: John
Mayer on guitars and Sting. He also recorded and mixed "Lightning
in a Bottle" Antoine Fuqua directed DVD captures New York's
Radio City Music Hall benefit concert by more than 50 artists spanning
several generations from Indie.Arie and Bonnie Raitt to Natalie
Cole and B.B. King. "Steve
Jordan ( composer/arranger/drummer and musical director of the show)
and I had to finish all the formats (cd, film, 5.1dvd) in one shot,
and this recording ("Lightning in a Bottle") is the closest
I will ever come to the royal family of music...," says Bolas.
recorded and mixed indie band Blowgun and is currently in the studio
with 3 minute Miracle, rockers from San Diego. "On
Herbie Hancock's new release, Possibilities, I recorded John Mayer
and Sting tracks live, as well as the few overdubs," says Niko
Bolas who used Phase One Studios, in Toronto, and The Shed, in NYC.
"Real easy session, just hit the red button the minute they
walk in... The genius is in FRONT of the microphone, not what comes
after...," says Bolas.
Niko Bolas, John Wooler, Robben Ford at Watersound
Niko Bolas at studioexpresso or
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