From: United Kingdom
Genre: Hip Hop/Rap
Born in Britain, raised by Jordanian and Australian parents, Alex Nimier aka "ANTIX" is truly a global sensation. Very much influenced by his diverse upbringing in France, England and America, Alex set out to create music that inspires the masses, regardless of national identity or race. As a child, he was taught to absorb creative inspiration from as many musical styles as possible; developing a love for all types ranging from jazz, classical to electronic. His parents, Gai and Michael, continuously inspired their son and filled him with guidance and support from a very young age. His father (an academic and author), imparted Alex with the ability to always question authority and the political/social agenda of the time. His mother, an actress, imbued him with the desire to be a performer and touch people with his creativity.
These elements, when fused with hip-hop, shaped a style that is truly ground-breaking.
But it was the untimely loss of his mother to cancer in 2002 that set Alex on this musical journey. During this difficult period, he sought to discover his creative voice. A chance encounter led him to British music producer Glen Wallis, of Just Chillin’ Records. Together, Wallis and Antix sought to craft an album (Flammable Grammar), which would fuse together the most intense aspects of Alex’s personal life with his message of individuality, love and pragmatism. With Glen’s tireless support, the unique sound of ANTIX was born. Traveling to the states soon after, Alex moved to Venice beach and in 2009 began working with popular house DJ Bobby Rich. Through his pivotal collaborations with Bobby, his sound was yet again elevated, including cross genre and world music influences.
He has spent the last 5 years performing across the globe. He has headlined major clubs across Europe, and supported artists such as Bone Thugs n’ Harmony, Tha Dogg Pound, all the way to the sensational European jazz group Gare Du Nord. He currently lives and tours in the UK, with a full live hip hop band, doing shows all across the country.
Radio and nationwide promotion of the brand new album “Question Everything” is underway, set to explode onto the UK scene in late 2012.
Glen, Dj Bobby Rich and Antix work in unison, striving to continue breaking the mould and inspire the fans, all while holding true to a vision which was born some years back in a makeshift home studio, above a Chinese restaurant in London.