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Biography

Nick Curly biography
January 2014

After six years of running the respected Cécille Records and establishing it as a go to label for fans of a certain strain of house music, the label is going on something of a hiatus. As such, Nick Curly is now focussing on his other main interest, 8Bit Records, and it will be here that the German DJ and producer will hone in once again on the deep and tracky tech house sound that made him so well known in the first place.  As well as releasing more of his own EPs, he will of course continue to A&R new talent for the label at the same time as continuing to work with friends and peers like Johnny D and Marcus Fix, who have been a constant throughout Curly’s musical life.

In 2014 the Nick Curly also enters a pantheon of DJ greats with his entry into Defected’s hallowed In the House mix series.  It’s a perfect hook up given his close relationship with the label – not only did Defected re-release his debut artist album, Between The Lines, in 2012, but they also helped serve up some killer remixes of it from seminal acts like Larry Heard. On top of this, of course, Curly is a long time DJ who first cut his teeth during his teens with a residency at the legendary Vibration Club in the Karlsruhe region of Germany.

Since then he has gone on to hold down residencies in Ibiza with Kehakuma at Space, where he helped define that night’s sound for a number of years, as well as turning in an official mix CD for them in the past. He’s also mixed an official CD for Cocoon, another Ibiza night at which he has been a popular guest, whilst outside Ibiza he has played the world’s biggest and best festivals and most connoisseur clubs including Womb in Tokyo, Sonus Festival in Croatia, D-Edge in Brazil, Eastern Electrics Festival In London, Love Family Park in Germany and Gypsy Club in Russia.

Curly’s productions and the music released on his labels has come to be known as the Mannheim sound – a deep and tracky tech house style that is loopy and involving, folding you into the groove with each rotation as various elements of soul and melodic beauty infuse the spaces left behind.  Whilst tech house is a genre much maligned; Nick Curly has been, is, and always will be a shining example of just how the genre should sound.

“I have a new EP coming out in that style,” says the man himself. “It’s back to more like the stuff I started with; the Mannheim sound that helped launched my international career. People, especially DJs, expect this from me and I know DJs are playing it already.”  With a renewed focus on his boutique 8Bit label, plenty more productions in the pipeline and an ever busier DJ schedule, Nick Curly becomes an ever more essential member of the global house community with every passing week.

Discography

Original Music

Wake Me Up
Defected
2013
Time Will Tell
Degree Records
2013
Multiply EP
8bit
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

5 Year Cecille Records
Cecille
2012
Kehakuma
Essential Records
2012
2 Years of Cecille
Cecille
2010
Party Animals
Cocoon
2010
Reasons
8Bit
2009

Remixes

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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Friday March 6th
Watergate, Berlin
Saturday March 7th
10 Years of 8Bit at Club Centrum, Erfurt
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Saturday March 14th
Nature Beat, Capranica
Twitter
Friday March 20th
Mute Club, Mar del Plata
Twitter
Saturday March 21st
The Bow, Buenos Aires
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Sunday March 22nd
Diamond Club, Bahia Blanca
Twitter
Friday March 27th
Die Kantine, Vienna
Saturday March 28th
De Oude Rechtbank, Eindhoven
Sunday March 29th
Pacha, Barcelona
Twitter
Thursday April 2nd
Trust at Mint Club, Leeds
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Saturday April 4th
10 Years of 8Bit at Badaboum, Paris
Saturday April 18th
Trust at Nordstern, Basel
Friday April 24th
World League at Bob Beaman, Munich
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Saturday April 25th
Bellona, Lyon
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Saturday May 2nd
Egg, London
Saturday May 9th
Marvellous Island Festival, Paris
Twitter
Sunday May 24th
Outbreak Festival, Castle Donington
Saturday May 30th
Trust at Edit Festival, Haarlem
Sunday May 31st
PollerWiesen, Cologne (daytime)
Twitter
Thursday June 18th
Nick Curly presents Trust at Hotel ZT, Barcelona
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Thursday June 18th
Trust after party at Macarena, Barcelona
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Sunday June 21st
Secret Solstice Festival, Reykjavik
Saturday July 4th
High Definition Festival, Tunbridge Wells
Friday July 17th
Marx, Luxembourg
Twitter
Sunday July 26th
Trust at Gipsy, Moscow
Friday July 31st
Airfield Festival, Sibiu
Saturday August 1st
High Tide pres 10 Years of 8bit, Southampton
Twitter
Wednesday September 9th
Trust at Groovefest, Dominican Republic
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