Many words can be used to describe Starkillers and the way that he, as an artist, approaches the music business. Only those who know his history understand who he is. Nick Terranova has always been one to carve his own path. He has always fought the system and challenged the idea of what is normal or politically correct. He is not okay with being told “that’s just the way things are.” He has always questioned the “why”. Always marching on and fighting in an over flooded market of talent.
“Music is not a popularity contest, it’s not about followers and likes, and it’s not about big drops and lack of groove. Music is about music taking the listener away from their current state of whatever. Music will be here, even when I no longer am. My music is my legacy, and I’m going back to the music. I hope you will all join me.”
Sticking to his word, Nick launched “Brawla Records” in early 2014. The label is a labor of love, his very own army of fans. Brawla is Starkillers fight against the music industry and its ever changing scene.
“Brawla is for me and it’s for you, it’s for every person who has fought for an opinion, or a right. Brawla really represents my life and the constant fight I have endured to stay relevant in the ever changing music industry. I want to fight, I want to Brawl. I’m not another DJ launching a label just because that’s what is expected now. I’m launching Brawla because I can’t expect anyone else in this world to fight for me as hard as I can for myself. If I help a few artists start their fights as well, then all the bigger the Brawla Club becomes.”
He goes on,
“None of that matters to me right now if we live in the past, we cannot enjoy the present or plan for the future…people who know my music will appreciate knowing that my relevancy today is because of them exploring my music yesterday and hopefully as my refocused passion evolves, they will come along for the ride, I promise, it’s gonna be fun.”
Humbled and grateful for everything he has achieved to this point, from an IDMA award to his numerous number one Beatport hits, this prolific musical trendsetter is putting his talent where his mouth is by letting the music speak for itself.
"I have been lucky to have worked with some of the most influential artists in music, from remixing the voices of popstars Rhianna, Shakira and Example to writing hits like Pressure with the talented Nadia Ali, every experience has made me who I am today and who I will be going forward, not just as an artist but also as a person"