NOMADsignal is the moniker of Dominican-German-American recording artist Nicholas Schwab. Born and raised in Miami, USA, Nicholas began writing electronic dance music in 2011 after being inspired by his view on the second floor of the VIP section at his first concert ever: Tiësto. Shortly after that, while competing at the 2012 London Olympic Games as a swimmer for the Dominican Republic, he wrote his first signed record titled “Freedom.” He made a deal with dutch label Menza Records, officially starting his professional recording career. By 2013 he had published a 4-track Electro House-styled EP on Peak Hour Music under Nick Schwab titled “Wake The Neighbors.” Between 2014 and 2016, however, he took a hiatus from the music industry, spending time traveling, moving between Santa Cruz, California, and the Dominican Republic, and reconnecting with a deeper way of life. By the end of 2016, Nicholas had returned to South Florida and began working on a new sound, channeling an effortless unreleased LP titled “Artificial.” Inspired by the movie The Signal, he took on the alias “NOMAD.” During Miami Music Week in 2018, he connected with CEO Dan Bagley of music label Global305 for a series of bass-heavy electronica 2-track EP releases spanning through the summer of 2019. The common name “NOMAD” would pose publishing challenges, so Nicholas decided to add ‘signal.’ He has been known henceforth as NOMADsignal.
In early 2019, while preparing content for his then online blog with a DSLR camera in hand, Nicholas met Miami-based DJ and producer Denzo one night at Treehouse in South Beach. Introduced as an employee for Markus Schulz, Denzo notified him that Coldharbour Black, a techno-driven division of Markus’ record label, was seeking new talent. With a series of records ready for the occasion and after review from the label, he wrote three more tailor-made records and signed and released his first EP titled "Rontgen" to Coldharbour Black almost a year later in February 2020. Shortly before, touring had just begun, with an opening for mau5trap’s Blackgummy at Treehouse Miami to end 2019 and closing for No Mana in February 2020. By May 2020, a second EP titled “Pitchblende” was released, containing fan favorites such as Somatic Effects and Cesium-137. By the end of 2020, he had remixed Markus Schulz, was invited to contribute personally to the In Search Of Sunrise compilation for its 16th iteration, released a third EP titled "RBMK," inspired by the Chernobyl incident, received radio play from Paul Van Dyk and Sander Van Doorn, along with a NOMADsignal guest mix feature for Identity Radio. 2021 saw NOMADsignal touring continue, including opening for Markus Schulz, a Coldharbour Night in Miami and Brooklyn, and solo tour stops in Houston and San Francisco, alongside another contribution to In Search of Sunrise 17 and singles such as Make Me Crazy and Exclusion Zone. NOMADsignal’s tour continues through 2022, having played Groove Cruise Orlando, Avalon Hollywood, and festivals in Brooklyn, NY, and Montreal, Canada, along with a remix for Nifra’s Resistance and his first vocal collaboration featuring Ukrainian-Hungarian singer Nikol Apatini titled “To The Ground.”
As 2023 approaches, Nicholas focuses on building his brand under the NOMADsignal moniker, preparing a new journey for his fans worldwide, to be launched early next year.
As NOMADsignal, Nicholas has received plays from established DJs and colleagues, including live support, multiple features and guest mixes on Markus Schulz’s Global DJ Broadcast, repeat airplay on Paul Van Dyk’s Vonyc Sessions, support from Armin Van Buuren on A State of Trance, Aly & Fila’s FSOE Radio, Kryteria Radio with Kryder, Wake Your Mind from Cosmic Gate, Find Your Harmony with Andrew Rayel, and spins from Sander Van Doorn both live and on ‘Identity Radio’ including a NOMADsignal guest mix aired in March 2020.
Nicholas has been featured on In Search of Sunrise three years in a row (16, 17, 18) and remixed Nifra, Adina Butar, JES, and Markus Schulz three times.
AIM Festival (Montreal Canada), Coldharbour Night (Avalon Hollywood, LA), Coldharbour Night (Transported Festival, Brooklyn, NYC), Groove Cruise Orlando 2022 (Orlando, FL), NOMADsignal Live (DNA Lounge, San Francisco, CA), Coldharbour Night (Eris Evolution, Brooklyn, NYC), NOMADsignal Live (Bauhaus, Houston, TX), Coldharbour Night (Treehouse Miami, FL), Opening for Markus Schulz (Treehouse Miami, FL), closing for No Mana (Treehouse Miami, FL), Opening for Blackgummy (Treehouse Miami, FL), NOMADsignal Live (Kill Your Idol, Miami, FL), NOMADsignal Live (The Pickle, Miami, FL).
Nicholas graduated from Indiana University in 2013. He competed as a swimmer at the 2013 NCAA Championships, and professionally represented the Dominican Republic in the 2011 FINA Shanghai World Championships, raced in the 2012 London Olympic Games, and competed in the 2013 FINA Barcelona World Championships.