Apollo Nash masterminds musical spaces in which anything feels possible. The New Jersey producer brings a human element to the infinite sonic horizons that characterize the trance genre.
Synth melodies colored by natural elements and drum patterns with infectious groove set his sound apart from that of the common producer. Prominent tastemakers have taken notice. Thanks to releases on labels like Anjunabeats and Elliptical Sun Recordings, the name Apollo Nash is finding its way to the mouths of trance fans across the globe.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York before relocating to Somerset, New Jersey at age 12, this rising talent’s first exposure to electronic music included artists like Daft Punk and The Prodigy. He first tried his hand at music production in 2012, picking it up quickly owing to his experience as a software engineer.
2015 marked a major turning point for Apollo Nash. Getting more serious about music production, he enrolled in a master class given by Enhanced Music alumni Declan James and Lycii. The experience rounded out his skill set in the studio and enabled him to build a network of music professionals who would help him navigate the industry.
Apollo Nash’s debut release was “Nisyros,” a collaboration with Los Angeles producer Aressa that arrived by way of Elliptical Sun Recordings in 2017. Despite marking his humble beginnings, the song’s rumbling sawtooths and shimmering melodies showcased the broad stylistic range for which he would soon become known.
The following year he and Aressa teamed up once again, this time with South African producer Aresz. The three artists turned out a more melodic soundscape in the form of “Genesis,” also via Elliptical Sun.
In September of 2018, Apollo Nash made his long-awaited solo debut on OHM Music. An introspective piece of progressive trance, “38 Below Zero” established him as an up-and-comer to watch in the electronic music world. He closed out the year with another Aressa collaboration titled “Endless Waltz,” gearing up for even bigger milestones to follow in 2019.
Early that year he and Los Angeles, California/Twin Falls, Idaho producer HGHLND released a joint effort called “Icarus” through Ørjan Nilsen‘s world-renowned In My Opinion imprint. With the respected tastemaker’s stamp of approval on one of his songs, Apollo Nash’s legacy began to unfold more rapidly than ever before.
A couple months later, Apollo Nash delivered a Taygeto collaboration titled “Solstice” on the same label. This landmark release’s bass-heavy sawtooths and contemplative melody landed him his first play on Armin van Buuren’s A State Of Trance radio show. Before 2019 was over, he had also opened for Super8 & Tab at an NYC boat party and performed at Kristina Sky’s United We Groove gathering in the same city.
2020 saw Apollo Nash deliver a series of spellbinding remixes. His take on Pablo Artigas’ “Arcadia” on Individual Identity Music was included in a remix pack that hit #1 on Beatport’s Trance Top 100 Releases chart. He also reimagined “Always On The Run” by Novan & Sollito and returned to Elliptical Sun with a remix of “Samoa” by East & Atlas. The momentum of his career even landed him an interview with dance music publication EDM Identity.
Apollo Nash turned a major corner in 2021 when his single “Need You” arrived by way of Anjunabeats. The song’s unforgettable motif and crisp production value made it a perfect fit for the label. True to form, the rising talent also included a breakbeat interlude as a personal touch that set it apart from their other releases.
In 2022, Apollo Nash released “You Don’t” featuring Julia Ross on Black Hole Recordings sub label Scorchin’ Records. Around the same time, his friend and collaborator Taylor Torrence brought him onstage during his performance on the quantumVALLEY stage of landmark music festival EDC Las Vegas — a sign of things to come in his own career.
There’s a depth of concept in each Apollo Nash release that gives you the sense he knows what it’s like to be rescued by the music. He’s among the few who can channel his experiences into something that resonates with a wide audience. With wordless wonderment, each soundscape manages to remind you that even in free fall, you’re capable of anything.
At least in Apollo Nash’s case, imagination knows no limit. With his career breakout under way, make sure you don’t sleep on this emerging talent.