Nik “Ink Well” Hotchkiss, is an American musical artist and entrepreneur. He is known mainly for his work as a DJ, producer, and audio engineer but also has considerable experience as an educator. The music he writes and produces ranges from hip-hop to synth-rock. He is currently signed to Rhymesayers Entertainment. a record label based out of his home state Minnesota where he releases music as one half of the hip-hop duo Musab & Ink Well Present: Mink.
In 2005 he graduated at the top of his class with a Recording Arts Degree from Full Sail University. In the years following, he went on to earn a Masters of Entertainment Business Degree focusing on commercial recording studio management.
After college Nik spent almost 2 years in Nashville, Tennessee working alongside some great audio engineers before moving to Las Vegas in 2007. Nik has worked with more than 500 artists at all levels of the music industry. Notable musicians he has recorded include: Lil Jon, Rae Sremmurd, Soulja Boy, Atmosphere, YK Osiris, Yandele, Riff Raff, Blocboy JB, Karol G, Jesse Royal, Abraham Mateo, and CNCO.
He is President of the Audio Engineering Society Southern Nevada College Chapter and holds several technical certifications relating to audio/video production. Since 2010, Nik has designed and taught courses in music production and business for multiple national colleges. He is a business owner and founding Board of Directors member for a non-profit organization named B Sharp that provides creative lessons to inner-city high-school students through after school programming.
I think it’s suffice to say he’s a total badass and engineering wiz! 🙂