Nicola Cruz is a producer, musician and DJ, born in France to a South American family. Currently he lives in Quito, Ecuador, in the heart of the Andes. His career began as a percussionist, and it was this same interest in rhythm that led him to make forays into electronic music.

In his music, Nicola seeks to express the passion he has for the mysteries of his home country, with its diverse cultures, landscapes, rituals and sounds. It is because of this that his music radiates an intimate understanding of nature, from the lush organic quality of his sound, to the gentle resolve of his songs. From this musical connection between past and present, traditional and modern, an ongoing South American movement has arisen, exploring the local indigenous and Afro-cosmologies through a carefully crafted analogue sound.

To date, Nicola Cruz has performed around the globe at events such as Sonar, Trópico, Vive Latino, BIME, Oslo World Music and Boiler Room.