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Meet Nathan “Natrix” Ricks of Natrix Entertainment in Panorama City

Today we’d like to introduce you to Nathan “Natrix” Ricks.

Nathan “Natrix”, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I am the founder and Owner of Natrix Entertainment LLC. I am a Drummer/ Music Director/ Arranger/ and Programmer. I am a recent Berklee College of Music Graduate (2017). My major concentration in Music Performance with a Minor in Music Production. Born & raised in the Motown (Detroit, Michigan) my principal instrument is the drum kit. I’ve worked with several distinguished artists: Lionel Richie, BooBoo Stewart, Justine Skye, Arin Ray, Disney Channel and many many more. I’m a seasoned Gospel musician who plays a diversity of musical genres and winner of multiple drum competitions, band awards. I’ve also supported new artists in a Music Director role.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It has not been a smooth road, and honestly, I know that it’s for my good that not so smooth road. Don’t get me wrong, I love music, I just don’t like the music industry. Most of my struggles came from the pressures of this industry. People don’t tell you what they go in order to get to what they’re praying for. In this industry, you’re constantly thinking if you’re good enough, or how can I pursue my dreams when the rent is due next week and you don’t have it, or trying to get in contact with someone in the industry you admire by sending them a message on social media and you’re just left on read. One thing I had to learn during my struggle is everybody by your side ain’t on your side. But I also learned that God doesn’t test anything that he doesn’t plan on using.

Please tell us about Natrix Entertainment.
My business Natrix Entertainment LLC was created in 2017 by myself and it specializes in performance, live music production, studio production, and music production. I’m proud that this company has been able to build major industry relationships off of the work it puts in when it comes to performance, live music production, studio production, or music production. What this company sets apart are we exhibiting optimism, we are kind, we have a strong work ethic, we have good integrity, and our word is our bond. You want something done, you’ll have a quick turn around and have it done in a professional manner. We show up on time and do a great job when we get there.

Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
What’s important to my success is putting and keeping God first, having ambition, having courage, commitment and having the will power.

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