Essex aka Nikola Peric was born on 1987 in Belgrade, Serbia.
When he was 14 years old he had a first encounter with Psy Trance music. Since then he quickly became big fan of that sound. As time passed he was visiting more and more trance parties, and slowly he developed aspiration for producing music and dj-ing. First experience in production he gained in 2003 and slowly after that he begins to develop own style. His biggest influence was producers like: Melicia, Black and White, Dino Psaras, Psydrop... Then came investments in his studio and work on better sound quality. Along with producing he started his DJ career and promoted himself in Serbia. In 2005 he was co-organizer in project Cubed People which is artist organization, gathered a group of friends who produce and share knowledge. He is a graduate engineer of audio and video technology.