NICK THE KID - BIOGRAPHY
Hailing from the Southwest of England Nick has Immersed himself into many areas of underground dance music now for over 20 years; not only running his successful south west event Hindsight which celebrates 20 years in the game this November, but working in many areas of the industry including DMCWORLD music reviewer, artist management, music producer/engineer, event / tours management and of course his numerous years working for BE-AT.TV.
Nick can be found DJ'ing regularly up and down the country at some of the UK's most respected clubs, events and parties, with previous appearances for the likes of Cream, Godskitchen, Clockwork Orange, Colours (Glasgow), Goodgreef, Bionic, Trance Sanctuary, Journey, Frantic, 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 Box through the years. 2013, 2014 and 2016 also saw successful and repeat tours of Australia and Asia.
No stranger to Ibiza, over the last decade Nick has graced residencies and 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 musical maturity as he approaches the milestone of 38 years of age.
With a wealth of releases on labels such as Discover, FENology, HeavensGate, Aria Knights, Abora, Critical Uprising, Music Matters, Joyride, Phoenix, Dataless, Tidy and of course his own Black Hole Distributed imprint THE 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. to name a few, not only with regular club plays but Radio 1 support and mainstream compilation inclusions also.
During the weekdays Nick can be found running Hard Trance Europe (HTE), a label and platform for the very best in harder-edged trance music. With the endorsement and backing of Black Hole in Holland, and a second THE Volume Two CD Compilation about to hit the stores, watch this space as HTE is set to expand in 2019 for Nick and the exciting roster of artists attached.
Highlights for 2019 have seen Nick play at the prestigious Fabric in London for Trance Sanctuary, Electrowerkz as requested support act for Lab4, close the 103 at Ministry Of Sound, and also support Scot Project and Signum in Cardiff for Journey in an old Bank Vault. This summer naturally takes Nick back to the White Isle this September, where you can find him appearing (and hosting an arena) at Ibiza’s No 1 Trance Festival, Captured. He is also extremely excited to be supporting Gareth Emery and Sander Van Doorn at his favourite club of all time, Amnesia, as Lazerface rolls into Europe for it's first mega-show!
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! Summer 2013
KUTSKI (Radio 1) on Nick The Kid
'One of the true legends of the dance scene'
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