Raised in Chapel Hill, NC, Nick "Triz" Trotta returned to his birthplace of Fort Collins, CO to study music at Colorado State University in 1998. In 2003 he relocated to Athens, GA, picked up 2 turntables and began writing, recording and producing original music and spinning it for steadily increasing crowds.
Triz is a throwback in that he still "jocks discs" by way of spinning 12" platters, but utilizes many newer electronica techniques as well. Along with cutting, looping and blending his original tracks with other choice favorites, Triz also manipulates vocal/acapella samples live with a ROLAND SP-555, uses many vinyl scratch techniques and also manipulates 3 KORG Kaoss Pads as well...all in sync. Using no quantizing or automatic BPM sync, Triz strictly uses old school style beat-matching, by ear. Many of today's "Ableton Jockeys" would shutter to think of matching by ear. Further lifting Triz' performances above the masses is his personal vocal talent, which he intermittently injects into the electronic genre.
Learning performing techniques from his father Ron Trotta (3-time World Champion Ragtime piano player), Triz prefers to interact with the crowd rather than a computer screen and shares a very energetic experience with them, often leaving the stage fully exhausted and dripping with sweat. He believes crowd interaction is dying amongst new-school, electronic DJ's but feels it is an integral part of having the priveledge to be on stage.
Triz performed at Baller's Ball 1 in Athens, GA in 2008 beginning a whirlwind 2 year run for him during which he played seven times at the illustrious Georgia Theatre and shared the stage with the likes of electronica masters Shpongle, OTT, Eliot Lipp and Bluetech, dubstep gurus Rusko, Joker, Heyoka, Djunya, and Jantsen as well as electro-dance kings Uberzone and The Bassbin Twins. Most recently, Triz made his triumphant return to the Georgia Theatre to share the stage with Big Boi of Outkast in front of a sold out crowd of over 1,200! Recently he returned to the Georgia Theatre to play alongside Gramatik and Break Science.
Many of those shows included sets performed by electronic juggernaut T'n'T. Since being featured at Trinumeral Festival 8 at the Deerfields in Asheville, NC in August '08, Triz and fellow Athenian producer and good friend t8r(tot) started the T'n'T sideproject which has since returned to the Deerfields for Trinumeral Festival 9. Triz has also performed at the Dubocracy Festival in Atlanta, GA, SheddFest, a festival benefitting the Tug McGraw Foundation, 2 years in a row as well as WIRED, the electronic showcase presented at Athens', GA's AthFest, 4 years in a row. Bass Church, a celebration of bass music held at The Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte, NC, also featured Triz in the fall of 2010. Shortly following that performance Triz became the first electronic/DJ act to ever play onstage at The Melting Point, one of Athens premier upscale venues. T'n'T made their Georgia Theatre debut on November 10th, 2011 when they shared the stage with Cali's own PANTyRaiD!
In 2009 Triz' joined hip-hop cohort Produceman of the Deaf Judges to record a mixtape entitled "Mixed Greens". The mix pays homage to the classic 90's basement mixtapes the two couldn't get enough of when they were younger and was released April 29th, 2010. Triz also released his album "Looming Illness Instrumentals", an 8 track offering of Triz' original electronic instrumentals, followed by "Sixes & Sevens", released October 25, 2012.