Nick Drip2

“As a songwriter and producer, I’m pretty interested in the origin of every sound within a beat.”


I love rap music. I originally started making rap beats to provide a foundation for these daily freestyle workouts I was doing last winter and spring. I have zero ambition to become a rapper, but freestyling is really good for you. It’s a tremendous mental workout that, I imagine, kick-starts creativity and general cleverness in social situations. It can also serve as a type of meditation and even a physical workout if you have the space.

Making beats for myself eventually morphed into just making beats for their own sake, pretty much every day. It’s addictive. As a songwriter and producer, I’m pretty interested in the origin of every sound within a beat. That’s why all the samples are original (except for the drum machines). Sometimes I sang or played something specifically for the beat, and other times I sampled some song I had recorded prior.


Niko Kwiatkowski is a musician and general magic-maker in Portland, Oregon. When he’s not creating music in one of his many projects, you can find him fighting wildfires around the Northwest.


Do It Again 3:10

All Alone 2:17

FTW 4:15

FTW (Version) 1:27

Mystery, Baby 2:14

Rap Trip 3:39

Freak'n 4:32

Cruise Appeal 2:27

That's All 4:10

Punks 3:47

Cairo 2:57

Colors 3:41

Cosmic Haircut 3:51

Data Loop 2:43

Desperation 3:53

Game 7 4:04

Drippy Days 4:52

Fully Enchanted Life 2:30

The Ghost Of Cool 4:13

Golden Curtain 2:20

Heartbeat 4:29

Kicked Out Of The Morgue 1:36

Kids 1:56

Life With The Animals 3:15

Love Affair 4:02

Love-In 4:04

Magic Hustle 3:40

The Magic Touch 4:26

Mammal 1:59

Mood Unit 3:15

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