NICK THE KID - BIOGRAPHY
Having recently celebrated a milestone of 25 years as a DJ, Nick has Immersed himself into many areas of underground dance music; not only running the successful south west event Hindsight (which recently celebrated 23 years in the game) but also working in many areas of the industry including; music reviews (DMC World, Trackitdown, Core Magazine), artist management, event / tours management (Made Artists), music production/engineer, and of course his numerous years working for Global dance music platform BE-AT.TV.
Through the years Nick has been requested at some of the UK's most respected clubs, events and parties, with repeat bookings for the likes of Cream, Godskitchen, Clockwork Orange, Colours (Glasgow), Goodgreef, Bionic, Trance Sanctuary, Liberation @ Fabric, Journey, Frantic, Storm, Uprising and many more. Nick has also been a regular fixture at The Gallery on Friday nights at The Ministry Of Sound for many years, playing in all 4 rooms of the club including numerous closing sets in the coveted main room. 2013, 2014 and 2016 also saw successful and repeat tours of Australia and Asia.
No stranger to Ibiza, over the last decade Nick has held residencies and made main room appearances for the likes of Judgement Sundays @ Eden / Es Paradis, Cream @ Amnesia, Sunk @ Privilege, Connect Ibiza, The Zoo and back in 2011 also featured on the lineup at Carl Cox's closing party @ Space, not only demonstrating his enviable versatility as a DJ, but his natural ability to read, understand and deliver to a crowd in different environments.
With a wealth of releases on labels such as Discover, FENology, HeavensGate, Aria Knights, Abora, Critical Uprising, Hyper Reality Recordiongs, Music Matters, Joyride, Phoenix, Dataless, Tidy and of course his own Black Hole Distributed imprint HTE Recordings. Nick has gained approval on his music from many industry heroes and peers including; Paul Van Dyk, Armin Van Buuren, Aly & Fila, Markus Schulz, Judge Jules, Dave Pearce, Kutski, K90, Lab4, S.H.O.K.K., Mark EG to name a few, not only with regular club plays but also Radio 1 support and mainstream compilation inclusions also.
During the weekdays Nick can now be found running Top 20 Trance label Hard Trance Europe (HTE) with the endorsement and backing of Black Hole in Holland. Now into its 5th year releasing the very best in harder-edged trance music each week. 2023 will see Nick take HTE on the road with imminent events at Esoteric Festival (Australia), Adrenalin Sessions ASOT1000 After Parties (Holland), Ibiza Trance Event (Ibiza), Liberation @ Fabric, London and of course the 3rd edition Hard Trance Europe Weekender 2023 (Southwest, UK). The label was also recently awarded a ‘Label Of The Month’ accolade from world leading download store Beatport.
The last 12 months have seen Nick make appearances at Fabric London for Liberation, Tearout Festival (Winter and Summer Edition), Frantic’s 25th Birthday at Ministry Of Sound, Hard Trance Europe Weekender, Torquay - as well as rockin’ the main stage at Amnesia, Ibiza for Kevin & Perry’s Official Anniversary Party. Nick also found time to mix Vol 4 of the popular Hard Trance Europe CD Series, with another firm highlight seeing his producer sample pack Hard Trance Europe (Vol 1 - alongside Lab4) hold the No 1 spot on leading producer platform Loopmasters for a number of weeks.
Regional Hero Winner - 2009 Global Hard Dance Awards. (Interviewed live on Radio 1)
The Underground, Rapture TV (Sky) - March 2006
PAUL VAN DYK 'Nick The Kid feat The Nameless Girl - Bright Light is one my favourite tracks right now!
KUTSKI (Radio 1) on Nick The Kid 'One of the true legends of the dance scene'
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