Nexcyia: The ‘Monday Is OK’ Mix


Nexcyia is the moniker of London-based producer and sound artist Adam Dove. Dabbling in the experimental and soothing – and the spaces that blur between – Adam’s output fuses discordant sound design and vast soundscapes, using field recordings, noise and other textural sonics to transport the listener to another place.

These compositions have made their way to labels like katharsis and Edited Arts, as well as catching the ear of NTS resident and Alien Jams boss Chloe Frieda who invited him to release on the label last year with ‘Crawl’; an EP that would lead to another outing for the home of Alien Jams’ parties, Cafe OTO. 

We invited him to take care of this week’s Monday Is OK mix which immerses you in a bath of drone, ambient, experimental and more. 

Please introduce yourself… Who are you, where are you, what are you?

I’m Nexcyia, I’m in my room in Hackney and I’m a sound artist and musician – still studying my Masters at the Royal College of Art.

Tell us about the Monday mixtape you’ve put together for us. 

I put together a mix of music that I listen to on a daily.

If it were to be drawn what would it look like? 

It would look like an abandoned swamp village

If it were a food what would it be? 


What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?

In your room or studio

What should we be wearing?

Cool comfy clothes

Where was it recorded?

In my room

Are you on the same wavelength as the boomtown rats or do you actually like Mondays?

I like Mondays!

Who got you hooked on electronic music?


Who would you say are your biggest influences and what are you hoping to achieve with your music?

The biggest influence is my family – It’s just a hobby!  

What were your original aspirations as musicians and how do you think you’re shaping up?

Would love to organize a music tour! It’s slowly shaping!

How does your brain work when making music? How does it work when you aren’t?

I need a fresh mind when starting out. My brain works in random ways though, just depends how I’m feeling.

What are you obsessed with at the moment?

Obsessed with Warzone

If you could travel in time… where in time would you go? Why? 

I would travel to Paris in the mid 1960s when all the best artists and musicians moved there.

Some self help questions for a Monday…

Am I excited to dive into the challenges that I have lined up for the week?

Yes, I’ll be rehearsing this week for a concert at the French Institute in London!

Am I looking forward to engaging with the people I am meeting or working with?

Looking forward to learning and sharing ideas with my new collaborators 

Am I going to my dream job?


Am I being compensated fairly for the value I bring to my job?

For the first time yes!

Do I feel energised, rested, and confident?

I need more rest!

If you were trapped on a desert island with one other person, who would you choose? How long would it be before you eat them?

I would bring my twin sister and I would never ever eat them.

Your doctor says you need more exercise…. what do you take up for exercise?


What’s your answer to everything?


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