Nick Curly • Worldwide Bookings David Oyston
Biography

Ever since his memorable breakthrough in 2008, Nick Curly has established himself as one of the pre-eminent international acts in the modern era of house music.

Nick’s run of timeless, club-ready 12”’s and remixes have constantly and consistently found the mark amongst both music fans and his DJ peers. He currently stands at #4 in industry bible Resident Advisor’s most charted acts of all-time, sitting in alongside luminaries Maceo Plex, Butch, Radio Slave and Maya Jane Coles in the top 5, and he has become one of the world’s most in-demand DJs.

The majority of Nick’s output has appeared on his own 8Bit label, as well as the now defunct – but memorable – Cecille Records. Industry titans such as Cocoon, Space Ibiza and Defected have all played significant roles in the Nick Curly story so far and continues into 2015 with Adam Beyer’s Truesoul imprint and Nick’s own ‘Trust’ parties coming into the mix and helping power his future.

Nick’s early adult years were spent working at Mercedes in south-west Germany and, like the cars that he helped to roll off the line in Frankfurt, his music is meticulously crafted, economical and timeless. His early hits like ‘Critical Mass’ and ‘Another Tearjerker’ in the mid 00’s were cuts which not only propelled his own career forward, but also acted as signposts for what shortly thereafter became known as the ‘Mannheim Sound’ – a catch-all term used to describe the post-minimal house sound being defined by the city’s Cecille and Oslo labels, which were owned and A&R’d by Federico Molinari and Nekes (Oslo) and Curly and Marc Scholl (Cecille). 

The two labels, in tandem, defined the global house landscape in 2008-10 with the labels powering forward in presenting a new wave of German talent – and acts such as Johnny D, Molinari, Ray Okpara, Sis, Markus Fix, Robert Dietz and Nick himself, had the world at their feet.

The meteoric rise of the labels and their main protagonists allowed Nick to take his DJ talents international for the first time, during this period. As a DJ, he had  already been well schooled, having been immersed in the Rhein-Main electronic scene throughout the 90s, before cutting his teeth on the turntables at club Vibration and Lagerhaus in Mannheim over a period of 3 years. By 2003, Nick had been installed as a resident DJ at Loft in Ludwigshafen by the Cosmopop organisation, which allowed him to play with DJ´s like Marco Carola, Loco Dice and Carl Cox. Curly would settle on a mixture of grooving tech-house and techno as the template which would inspire both his labels and his own DJ style.

2009-10 were his break-out DJ years as Curly landed the honour of the Cocoon Ibiza mix compilation ‘Party Animals’, with discs being mixed by both Nick and Marco Carola. A Space Ibiza residency quickly followed, courtesy of the club’s new ‘Kehakuma’ concept, which was bringing in the new wave of house and techno acts who would come to define the post 2010 landscape – Nick found himself starring weekly at the club, launched into the 2010 season alongside the likes of Jamie Jones, Maya Jane Coles, Guy Gerber and Seth Troxler. At this time, Nick found himself scoring debut tours in Asia, South America and Australia, as well as facing the acid test of debut appearances at A-list clubs Warung, Womb and Fabric. The success of this early period culminated in Nick scoring his first Radio 1 Essential Mix, in summer 2011. 

Since then, his determination, relentless work ethic and prolific output have helped him establish himself in the premier league of DJs.  His ‘Between The Lines’ album release on Defected helped cement an excellent relationship with the UK giant and Nick continues to perform at their events globally. His success with the brand, particularly on their Ibiza shows, paved the way for Nick to add another top level DJ mix compilation under his belt, in the form of their ‘In The House’ series, which was released and toured globally 2013.

2014 brought over 100 tour dates globally for Nick, as well as the introduction of his ‘Nick Curly presents Trust’ party series, which debuted at North America’s BPM Festival and presented Nick for the first time as curator. Trust has quickly picked up the pace and is now already headed towards the festival arena with appearances at the UK’s Found Festival and the Netherlands’ Edit Festival where Nick shares the stage with talents such as Sasha, Davide Squillace, Matthias Tanzmann and Steve Lawler. Along the way, Trust is picking up residencies at key clubbing hotspots such as Watergate, Moscow’s Gipsy and London’s EGG, Badaboum in Paris, as well as the annual outdoor event during Barcelona’s off week.

The current year of 2015 also sees Nick and studio partner Gorge celebrate 10 Years of their excellent 8bit Records label with a tour and a host of new contributors to the label which include Tania Vulcano, Steve Lawler, Joris Voorn and the return to the label of Nick’s all-time favourite producer Johnny D.

Discography

Original Music

Rack & Run EP
8Bit Records
2014
Trust EP
Truesoul
2014
Hiya Power EP
8Bit Records
2014
The Unreleased Remixes
Defected
2014
Multiply EP
8Bit Records
2014
Time Will Tell EP
Degree Records
2013
Wake Me Up
Defected
2013
Piano In The Dark EP
Defected
2013
Between The Lines Remixes Part 2
Cecille
2012
Between The Lines Remixes Part 1
Cecille
2012
A Certain Someone
Cecille
2012
Still Not Sorry
8Bit
2011
Sun City EP
Cocoon
2011
Azylum EP
Cecille
2011
Right Or Wrong
Cecille
2010
Stuntman
Cecille
2010
Keep On
Cocoon
2010
Yukon
air london
2010
Lemba
8Bit
2010
Ancient People EP
8Bit
2010
Series 1.2
Cecille
2009
Series 1.3
Cecille
2009
Pujante
Cocoon
2009
Hafenstraße
Systematic
2009
Critical Mass EP
murmur
2008
Dubnoise EP
Cecille
2008
On My Way EP
Supernature
2008
Tele-vision
8Bit
2008
If U Like EP
murmur
2008
Series 1.1
8Bit
2008
Silom
Plastic City
2007
Donut
Plastic City
2007
Another Tearjerker
8Bit
2006
Craving
Amused
2006
Voices of Istanbul / Sinus
8Bit
2006
Dauerwellen
Amused
2005
White
Amused
2005

Albums

Between The Lines
Cecille
2012

Compilations

Defected presents Nick Curly in the House
Defected
2014
5 Year Cecille Records
Cecille
2012
Kehakuma
Essential Records
2012
2 Years of Cecille
Cecille
2010
Party Animals
Cocoon
2010
Reasons
8Bit
2009

Remixes

Olivier Giacomotto & Los Paranos - Heartless (Nick Curly Remix)
Suara
2015
Monika Kruse - One Love ft. Rober Owens (Nick Curly Remix)
Terminal M
2013
Dennis Ferrer - Mind Ur Step (Nick Curly Remix)
Objektivity
2013
Mobius Strum ft. Cari Golden - Vertigo (Nick Curly Remix)
8bit
2012
Gregor Thresher - Lights From The Inside (Nick Curly Remix)
Break New Soil
2011
DJ Sodeyama - Miles (Nick Curly Remix)
Arpa
2011
The Glitz - Silbersee (Nick Curly Remix)
Voltage Musique
2011
2000 And One* - Tropical Melons (Nick Curly Remix)
Cocoon
2011
Helmut Dubnitzky - Respect & Glory (Nick Curly Remix)
Brise Records
2011
Paul C - Family Affair (Nick Curly Remix)
AMA Recordings
2011
Silicone Soul - Right On Right On (Nick Curly Remix)
Soma Records
2011
Zoo Brazil - Slob (Nick Curly Remix)
SCI + TEC
2011
Hector - Suavecito (Nick Curly Remix)
8Bit
2010
Terry Lee Brown Junior - Soul Digits (Nick Curly Remix)
Plastic City
2009
Sebo K - Diva (Nick Curly Remix)
Mobilee
2009
Terry Lee Brown Junio - Distrait (Nick Curly Remix)
Systematic
2009
Cherry - Alex (Nick Curly Remix)
Four:Twenty
2009
Spencer Parker & Diesel - Zanzibar (Nick Curly Remix)
Saved
2009
Mark Broom - People (Nick Curly Remix)
2020 Vision
2009
Robag Wruhme als Die Dub Rolle - Lampatee (Nick Curly Remix)
Movida
2009
Unknown Artist - We See Us (Nick Curly Remix)
We See Us
2009
Darius Syrossian & Nyra - Luis Conte (Nick Curly Remix)
Viva Music
2009
Manuel De Lorenzi - Something To Tell (Nick Curly Rmx)
8Bit
2008
Sech Proj. – Vektorr (Nick Curly Mix)
8Bit
2008
Emerson & Dubnitzky – Gentle One (Nick Curly Remix)
Microfon
2008
Thodoris Triantafillou - Suspicious Behaviour (Nick Curly Remix)
Rhythmetic
2008
Audiofly X - Mar del plata (Nick Curly Remix)
Get Physical
2008
Matthias Meyer & Patlac – Salt City (Nick Curly Remix)
Liebe Detail
2008
S.C.A.L. – Techno Is Not What It Seems (Gorge & Nick Curly Remix)
Toptrax Recordings
2008
Shur-I-Kan – Letting You Down (Nick Curly Remix)
Freerange Records
2008
Suez Featuring Sua Amoa - Keep The Fire Burning (Gorge & Nick Curly Remix)
Stereo Menthol
2005

Tracks Appear On

Horgerate
Ohral
2011
5 Years 8Bit
8Bit
2011
Sunrise At ES Cavallet
Plastic City
2009
Wonderland 2009
Ministry of Sound
2009
Coast 2 Coast
NRK Sound Division
2008
RA.100
Resident Advisor
2008
Sunrise At Sas Salinas
Plastic City
2008
This Is Techhouse 5
Tronic Soundz
2008
Schedule
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Saturday July 4th
Bonanza Festival, Innsbruck
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Saturday July 11th
Ostend Beach Festival, Ostend
Saturday July 11th
Floorfiller Outdoor, Dilsen-Stokkem
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Sunday July 12th
VIVa Warriors at Sankeys, Ibiza
Sunday July 12th
Sunset Terrazza, Humbeek (daytime)
Friday July 17th
10 Years of 8bit at Marx, Luxembourg
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Saturday July 18th
10 Years of 8bit at Silodom, Saarbruecken
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Sunday July 26th
Trust at Gipsy, Moscow
Friday July 31st
Airfield Festival, Sibiu
Saturday August 1st
Eastern Electrics, Hertfordshire
Saturday August 1st
High Tide pres 10 Years of 8bit, Southampton
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Sunday August 2nd
VIVa Warriors at Sankeys, Ibiza
Saturday August 15th
10 Years of 8bit at Hive, Zurich
Saturday August 22nd
B.My.Lake Festival, Zamardi
Sunday August 23rd
10 Years of 8bit at ipse, Berlin (daytime)
Friday August 28th
Temet Rzeka, Warsaw
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Saturday August 29th
Arches Presents at Keller Club, Glasgow
Saturday September 5th
High Definition Festival, Tonbridge
Saturday September 5th
10 Years 8bit at Die Rakete, Nuremburg
Wednesday September 9th
Trust at Groovefest, Dominican Republic
Thursday September 10th
Treehouse, Miami
Friday September 11th
Jet Lounge, Houston
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Saturday September 12th
AM Local, Mexico City
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Friday September 18th
Trust at Badaboum, Paris
Saturday September 19th
Reverse at Sankeys Ibiza
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Saturday September 26th
Nick Curly presents Trust at Egg, London
Friday October 2nd
Blue Marlin, Dubai (daytime)
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Friday October 9th
Mandarine Park, Buenos Aires
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Wednesday October 14th
Santo Remedio, Santiago
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Friday October 16th
Baum, Bogota
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Saturday October 17th
Lost Beach Club, Montanita
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Saturday October 31st
Space Ibiza, New York
Saturday November 14th
Welcome To The Future indoor, Amsterdam
Saturday November 21st
Pygmalion, Dublin
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Friday November 27th
Magazine Club, Lille
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Saturday November 28th
Rondel, Bern
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Saturday November 28th
Schlaflos, Aarau
Saturday December 19th
Blend, Athens
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