Best of Both Worlds: Meshing Sounds with Detroit Duo Nigel & The Dropout

The thing that we strive for is just having a lot of fun. I don’t think I actively think that I’ve got to combine all these different genres… I think it’s just like a playground”

Nigel Hemmye, Nigel & The Dropout

Courtesy of Nigel & The Dropout

Nigel Hemmye and Andrew Ficker started jamming together in high-school in between band practice. Now, they record music as Nigel & The Dropout, one of Detroit’s most promising new bands. Blending a melange of electronic beats and guitar-driven riffs, the two blur the lines between the city’s history of rock and techno to make something sonically interesting and singular. The band crashes Culture City to preview their latest release, Folderal before their album release show at The Loving Touch in Ferndale on Saturday, May 16th with special guests

-Eli Newman, Culture City Associate Producer

Image credit: Eli Newman / WDET

Aired on: Culture City
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Travis Wright

Host, CultureShift

Bringing a voice balanced by humble humor and clever cultural insight to WDET’s afternoon airwaves.

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