Neil Nines continues the output and quality control that’s made him a DJ & Producer to watch in the DMV music scene. He’s hit us with a slew of dope releases this year, including his recent banger of a remix to Mighty Mark and Rodney Hollywood’s “The Floor Is Ours.” Nines is also making a name for himself as a community staple as someone who is passionate about connecting dots with other artists and bettering his music scene as a whole.
This time around, Nines (who recently started working with rising independent label Swaggertown Records) is teaming up with Heath Allen, a veteran touring EDM club DJ, to form Allen X Nines, an EDM collaboration project formed in Baltimore.
As these two successful club scene DJs continue to carve their uniquely different paths in the industry, they came together inspired by the golden age of EDM and artists such as Tiesto, KSHMR, and Cosmic Gate. Allen X Nines music blends cinematic orchestration with anthemic EDM vocals and instrumentation.
Their first single, “Start A Fire”, was co-written with Nashville songwriter Sunnie Williams. The song is an ode to the feel-good festival anthems of the early 2010s that put EDM on the top 40 charts.
“Start A Fire” is an emotional journey through its symphonic breakdowns, lyrical story, and emotional mainstage drop. The song has a dual meaning as both a love story and an inspiration for listeners to start a fire in their own lives and find more meaning. Allen X Nines will be releasing a series of singles over the fall and into early 2023, which include features with vocalists from both their hometown and around the world.
Allen X Nines have performed together at Mosaic, Baltimore, and look forward to more shows in the area and beyond. His connection and subsequent output with Heath Allen is another example of Neil Nines walking the walk in terms of connecting and delivering a quality product with his peers in the area. Make sure you’re keeping up with Neil on Instagram and that you give Heath Allen a follow as well, as there’s so much more to come.