Oliver Nickels Vancouver Groove-heavy, synthesized, and always evolving, Oliver Nickels blends a wide range of influences with rock-solid electronic rhythms. A healthy obsession with vintage analogue gear plays a central role in his creative process along with a love for '70's electrofunk and '80's synthwave. Expect up front synth lines, spaced out melodies, and an occasional plunge into Techno's rattling wheelhouse. Currently, as the co-owner of the Rhombus label, he and fellow head honcho Stefan Z are mostly focused on fine whiskies and searching Craigslist for antique music machines, with occasional sessions sweating it out in his unairconditioned studio. Along with polishing the DJ mixer and waxing his moustache, he is throwing Rhombus label parties featuring on-point artists from all over the world, and is committed to growing Canada's thriving electronic music community.