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Creator: Nick Bertke
aka: Pogo

Nick Bertke, better known as Pogonote , is an electronic music artist who lives in Perth, Australia. He's well known for his work in sampling. These include films, shows, video games, or real life.

  • His website is right here.
  • His Youtube account is here
  • An "official" fan channel where you can see additional mixes is here.
  • His Twitter is here.
  • His website is here.
  • His Soundcloud account where you can see additional mixes is here.
  • He used to have a Facebook, but has taken it down.
  • He used to have a Tumblr, but has taken it down.

His works:

Nick and his music demonstrate the following tropes:

  • Adorkable
  • Badass Biker: He owns a Honda VT 750 motorcycle.
  • Banned In The US: Not his music, but Nick himself, due to not having a proper work visa. He spent three weeks in custody and is now prohibited from entering the US for a decade.
  • Berserk Button: "Berserk" is a bit strong, but please don't send him any requests. It's justified, since he feels he can't do justice to a work that he doesn't resonate with.
  • Better Than It Sounds: A dubstep song remixed from Scooby-Doo, let alone Big-Top Scooby Doo? But Nick, being Nick, made it work.
  • Catch Phrase: "Hey there, folks!"
  • Caustic Critic: He really didn't enjoy Zoo Tycoon on Xbox One.
    Nick: It's not even there fake!
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Everything Is an Instrument
  • Executive Meddling: Currently being essentially held hostage by Disney- any Disney-related remixes have to be commissioned by them, or they'll sue him. This is the main reason his Pirates of the Caribbean remix, "Swashbuckle", will never see the light of day.
  • It Will Never Catch On: Nick was reluctant to upload his track "Gardyn" to YouTube, since people would find it a little... unnerving to see him stray away from his original form. However, it gained a lot of praise, and it even became one of the top 25 videos of YouTube Play 2010.
  • Lyrical Cold Open: "Expialidocious", "Jiminy", and "What I Likes".
  • Precision F-Strike: While doing game reviews, but other than that he never swears.
  • Pretty Boy: The man is attractive.
  • Producer Namedrop: In "Muppet Mash", he manipulates the samples to spell his name.
  • Product Placement: Nick and the West Australian dairy company Brownes teamed up to make a track that was something of an advertisement for their Shake n' Shake milk. The final result was "Perth Milks It".
    • "G'Day G'Day" is more or less an advertisement of Whatslively. More considering that Nick went as far as providing more information about them at the video's end, and less considering that Whatslively had simply collaborated with Nick on the song and he wanted to give them some attention.
  • Rearrange the Song: "Nicey Nicey" is a essentially a remix of "Zoo Zoo".
    • "Perth Milks It" incorporates the same core beat as "Perthection".
  • Renaissance Man: He doesn't just do music, he also does game reviews on his second channel (he has an Xbox One), and some miscellaneous stuff on his blog.
  • Shout-Out: His Diablo III review features production music from The Ren & Stimpy Show.
    • "Mi Angel"'s bridge has part of the opening lines of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep".
  • Slasher Smile: Showcased in his "Wizard of Meh" video, where he does it twice.
  • Something Completely Different: "Ingenuity!", which is his foray into Hardcore Techno.
  • Surprisingly Gentle Song:
    • "Splurgenshitter", to the point where people are comparing it to Nujabes
    • "White Magic"
    • "Muppet Mash"
    • "Davyd"
    • "Buzzwing"
    • "Oh Good, I Found Some Lint"
  • Take That: He once uploaded a video where he advised on how to make music that sells, and it was by all means a well-aimed shot at the industry.
  • With Lyrics: "Doo D'Doo" and "Mending" got this treatment to become "Mi Angel" (with John Sean) and "Aye Aye" (with Klarisse de Guzman) respectively.
  • Word Salad Lyrics: Nick even says that he only searches for sounds he likes, not actual words that fit.
    • Subverted in "Mellow Brick Road," which has clearer lyrics than most of his other songs.
    • Averted in "What I Likes". The lyrics are very clear despite all of the sampling, and they make complete sense.
  • Word Salad Title: "Splurgenshitter". Don't ask him about the meaning, because there is none.
  • X Meets Y: Todd Edwards meets either Nujabes, Owl City, or both depending on the song.
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alternative title(s): Pogo; Nick Bertke
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