Bio  Neil’s thirst for new music began as a kid growing up in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, where he recalls finding himself in record stores, researching music via college radio and grouping songs together for mixtapes. It was the start of what would become a lifelong DJ career and obsession with sound.

After moving to New York in 2001, Neil quickly immersed himself in the city’s rich DJ culture, becoming one of the first two employees at the iconic, DJ-focused record shop Turntable Lab in Manhattan. He spent the next few years honing his musical expertise, absorbing as much music as possible during what some might say was the last golden era of New York nightlife. During this time he would frequent and DJ at some of New York’s most diverse and revered venues, including APT, Lotus, The Thompson Hotel, The Rivington Hotel, The Chelsea Hotel, Tillman’s, Tribeca Grand, 205 Club, Spur Tree Lounge, Delicatessen and many more.

In 2002, Neil was hired as musical director for apparel giant Ecko Unlimited, where he produced concerts and runway shows for the brand. He also handled music programming for Ecko’s 50-plus retail locations and showrooms. Perhaps his greatest achievement during this time was working on the scoring and music supervision for Marc Ecko’s video game Getting Up, which won an MTV Video Music Award in 2006, and has gone on to attain iconic status within both graffiti and gamer circles.

“I just love the idea of creating stories out of music and making people feel good with really great vibes through selecting only the best songs for each and every moment," Neil explains. "I’m still so excited when I find new tunes I love so much. All I want to do is share them with the world.”

Neil’s tastes are vast, spanning genres from classic hip-hop to reggae/dub/dancehall, to house music, disco, jazz and beyond. His broad range of interests, knowledge and passion for music led to a role as a resident DJ and curator for the Brooklyn-based startup Legitmix, an online destination for people to buy and sell remixes. His role with the company involved connecting it with the music industry’s major players, from executives to artists, working with record labels and brands including Fool’s Gold, Mad Decent and Mass Appeal. Among other projects, he was the creative lead on Mad Legit, a mix concept from Diplo that launched Legitmix online and at SXSW, and was featured in major music and tech news outlets.

In 2016, he went to work for music curation service EL Media Group, shortly before its absorption into The Octave Group, parent company of  TouchTunes and Play Network and a leading provider of in-store music and entertainment. While serving in the role of music supervisor, he was charged with creating and maintaining playlists for retail brands including Nobu, The Four Seasons, Freehand Hotels, MoonPalace Resorts, Paley Hollywood, Phillippe Chow, SurfJack Hawaii, Del Frisco's, Kiawah Island Club, Ford Fry Restaurant Group and Hotel Essex as well as Groot Hospitality Properties brands including Pharrell Williams’ restaurant, Swan.

Decades after his days skateboarding to record shops in Rhode Island, Neil's massive musical knowledge continues to grow, powering his unique ability to assess a client’s needs and help them find a sound that defines their specific identity. Some call it "audio architecture" - Neil just calls it being Nice.
Selected Clients
Pharell Williams
The Four Seasons
Last Update: May 2023