Nikolai Szymanski grew up in Düsseldorf and has been an active contributor to its musical landscape for more than 10 years. After founding the band Stabil Elite with long-time collaborator and friend Lucas Croon, they discovered the hub of inspiration that is the Salon Des Amateurs at an early age and got pulled into the music and art scene around it. As AIRCHINA he recently released the album LP1 and has since been playing live shows, using the ambient-ish compositions of that record as a source code and making them evolve into something new and exciting each time. Frequently accompanied by Timo Hein (bass/guitar) and sometimes additional musicians like Max Mauro Schmid (Keys) AIRCHINA can perform as a band or a solo act, depending on what feels more adequate to the occasion.