Hailing from Mannheim, in the south-west of Germany, Nick Curly has notched up an impressive list of achievements in a career which is still only 5 years old.
It all began way back when Nick was just 15, his passion for DJ’ing landing him a residency at the legendary Vibration Club in the Karlsruhe region of Germany. Inspired by a host of musical luminaries from DJ Sneak and Frankie Knuckles to Dennis Ferrer, Fred Everything and Villalobos, Nick built up a strong reputation and was soon picking up bookings in the south west of Germany.
The explosion of what was coined ‘the Mannheim sound’ was really only a resurgent, but fresh, take on house and Nick and his contemporaries SIS, Johnny D, Markus Fix, Robert Dietz, Christian Burkhardt, Federico Molinari and co were perfectly poised to take advantage of this. And take advantage they did, with the label’s music becoming the dancefloor sound of the time and many of the acts moving on to achieve worldwide renown. With Nick at the forefront and with him adding labels like Get Physical, murmur, as well as regular appearances on Cocoon Recordings he has never remained still.
In 2010 he landed a coveted residency at Space Ibiza’s flagship underground event – Kehakuma. Providing the perfect environment for him to play his own brand of deep, tech house Kehakuma became a seminal night in Ibiza and is widely viewed as one of the few truly ‘underground’ events on the island.
Nick’s tireless work in the studio culminated in the release of his debut album, Between The Lines, at the beginning of 2012. The LP featured a collection of music that, though electronic-based, was not quite ‘the norm’ as far as his sound is concerned and what he describes as “Nick Curly from Monday to Friday afternoon”, essentially what he likes to listen to when he’s not DJing at the weekend. “I’m inspired by a lot of eighties music, stuff that’s on the radio – pop and rock songs – when I’m at home or in the car during the week. I need it to maintain the balance,”.
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