Bio

Nevin S. Hersch is a composer, producer, DJ and sound designer residing in Chicago. Beginning classical piano training at the age of 4 and composing for piano and synthesizer at 8, Nevin has been focused on music for most of his life. He studied at DePaul University and Columbia College Chicago, where he received a BA in Sound for Film. Having worked at studios for TV & radio commercials as well as dance music production, he's become adept at recording, engineering, mixing, mastering and producing various styles of music and sound design. He has created music & sound design for national TV and radio commercials and programs such as Foot Locker, Wal-Mart and The Oprah Winfrey Show. His music has been licensed to several independent films, and he’s composed for contemporary dance performances.

Nevin has been a professional club DJ for over 7 years, and holds 2 residencies at Berlin Nightclub in Chicago. His style pulls from a wide range of genres including new and classic pop, indie, R&B, house, techno, electro, rock, new wave, jazz, funk, soul, downtempo, lounge, ambient, Bollywood, African, Latin and other dance music from around the world. He has DJed and performed at venues and festivals in Chicago such as Pride Fest, Market Days, Midsommarfest, Pride North, The Hyatt Regency Chicago, The Intercontinental Hotel, MileNorth Hotel, River East Arts Center, Hugo Boss, Smart Bar, Beauty Bar, Progress, Hydrate, The Hideout, The Burlington, Big Chicks, Mary's Attic, Jackhammer, Late Bar, as well as various corporate events and weddings, one of which was filmed on Real Housewives of New Jersey. He has produced 2 albums under his alter-ego Voxbox, and DJed under that moniker for 7 years. Currently, his new music is being released under his given name, and goes by DJ Nevin.

Nevin's goal is to continue traveling the world, recording the sounds of endangered species and creating music inspired by, and containing, those recordings and experiences. Having released his first album under his own name, Nevin S. Hersch, "Island Study I" is dedicated to his experience on the island of Kauai. He's now working on a second, featuring field recordings he took in South America, including the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador and the ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru.

Music

ISLAND STUDY I

An electronic journey inspired by field recordings of nature, exploring various styles including tropical, Bollywood, techno & ambient, with heavy 80's & 90's influences. This album was inspired by the island of Kauai, containing field recordings from the rainforest in Kapa'a. These environmental recordings include endangered species. Half of all album proceeds will help to fund endangered species and their habitats.

V.X/B.X

A synth odyssey layered with sound design, forming complex electronic environments including a robotic factory, a haunted sea voyage and an epic journey through a creature-ridden forest.

VOXBOX

19 electro, techno, industrial, disco nouveau and IDM tracks. Detailed production with influences in Kraftwerk, Fischerspooner, Depeche Mode and New Order. Features a nostalgic cover of Missing Persons' "Destination Unknown".

VIDEO - SHUTTERS - VOXBOX

Filmed by Pillbox 79 Productions, the first official Voxbox music video contains dark & beautiful imagery, from haunting vignettes to enchanted landscapes.