NS Artist Derek Menchan’s Interview with For Bass Players Only

Photograph of NS Design Artist playing his EU6 Electric Upright Bass. Photo by Jamin Smith

NS Design Artist Derek Menchan plays his EU6 Electric Upright Bass. Photo by Jamin Smith

NS Artist Educator Derek “The Professor” Menchan is a concert cellist, bassist, composer, and college instructor of the humanities, philosophy, and music.

In his recent For Bass Players Only interview with Jon Liebman, Derek describes the ways he performs his musical interests, combining seemingly disparate musical genres in to what he calls mruzick where “all the genres meet and do a dance together… That’s how I express myself.”

Recently finishing the follow up to his debut album ‘The Griot Swings the Classics’, which is due out in September 2020, he is now working on his third album featuring new sounds and is going into a more ‘cosmopolitan direction’, as he describes.

Find the full Menchan’s FBPO article here:


Menchan plays the EU Series bass, NS’s flagship Upright, the CRM and the NXTa. Learn more about “The Professor” and check out his NS Artist page to see a variety of his most recent video work with the EU, CRM and NXTa in quarantine: