4niq is the moniker of Daniel Fornica. From an early age , Daniel felt attracted to music especially the ones played by his father's old marantz record player back in the day at his homebirth, tropical Venezuela.Exploring through all the spectrum from classic rock to the most excentric jazz, bossa nova & salsa, among the other great selections his old man used to play. This musical listening during his childhood started the spark that would find identity in his musical character.
Growing up during the late 80's and 90's generated in him a vast and complex mindset after attending the local rave scene that followed in Venezuela just a few years after the scene bloomed in Europe and northern cities of the US like Detroit and Chicago, awakening interest in well known references and pioneers such as Ricardo Villalobos, Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, Beastie Boys, Sventh Vath, Frankie Knuckles, The Bellevue Three, Theo Parrish among many others making him even more involved towards his endeavors and the whole lifestyle and scene.
After accumulating a vast collection of musical memories and experiencing the start of the underground music era, he quickly realized that Djing was a craft that he needed to master. It was the perfect way to convey the taste that he developed. He started spending some time Djing in his home city in Valencia, Venezuela, among his intimate friends and other places were his taste could be heard and appreciated.
in 2009 he decided to hone his production skills and attended the prestigious Berklee college of Music , MA
After completion , the foundations were ready for him to start to master the learning curve of electronic music production with the new digital tehcniques and analog machines as his music production tools of preference. That is when his first imprint was created "Aestethics IF recordings", it was the medium of which he released his music while his journey as a producer started,
In 2013, he relocated to Nashville, TN , looking to generate a sound that could be appreciated in its purity in a city were underground electronic music was reclusive and perceived as a novelty,
In this new exploration he meet Enrique Ferrer, a former audio production student at the Audio engineering School of Middle Tn, State University.
After conversation along Ferrer he decided to start and establish NHS (The Nashville House Syndicate),
Now based in Nashville Tn, 4niq works at NHS as label head. Inspired by the past, present and the future of music city. Mindful that all the colors, tonalities and expressions are essential, to bringing sounds that result in everlasting and mindful music.