Nic Fanciulli
Nic FanciulliNic Fanciulli

The UK sound is something I’ve always been a fan of. From Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox, Pete Tong, Paul Oakenfold, the Chemical Brothers and John Digweed – TO NAME BUT A FEW – I always liked the way the United Kingdom bred EDM talent. I would always be listening to as many imports as I could get my hands on. During my golden era of raving I always loved it when the UK DJ exports came to town. Since the mid 90s Toronto has always been a hot spot to test the waters for Overseas DJ and Producers. The city of Toronto loves their dance music and continues to this day to get great global DJ performers on a monthly basis. For this very reason I got to sit down with Mr. Fanciulli and interview him for the film. When I first saw Nic perform at the Guvernment – I knew this was a guy who was going to make a name for himself in the EDM scene. Nic has been in the game for about 10 years now and is one of the bigger stars in the global electronic music scene today. He is the total package when it comes to producing music, playing for a crowd, and is just a nice guy who represents the present day dance culture’s cream of the crop in a great way. I was really happy to get this interview by accident. He was a recommendation from a friend I met at Winter Music Conference in Miami in 2008. I ended up doing two interviews with Nic for the DOC.

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Check out this KILLER DOWNLOADABLE MIX from Nic Fanciulli on GGN RADIO

Nic was a shy talented DJ – applying his trade as a resident at his local club before becoming a global superstar… The rise of Nic Fanciulli has been something that has been earned the old fashion way of playing and producing constantly. He has been called “house music’s hottest property” by IDJ magazine, whilst his name repeatedly pops up when clubbers discuss who the finest DJ talent is in recent years.

Nic joined the music world at 16, where he worked in the local record shop and DJ’d in the local bars, in his hometown of Maidstone, Kent. It was here that he earned his first proper break courtesy of the town’s house institution ClubClass. Aged just twenty Nic became main room resident for the night he remains fully committed to. Nic’s ClubClass residency would form the launch pad for his future success. Nic welcomed many legendary names to the night such as Deep Dish, Pete Tong, John Digweed and X-Press 2, all of whom were blown away by the power of his deep techy sounds, acid b-lines and dark melodic grooves. The residency also gave Nic the opportunity to play at different times of the night, allowing him to develop his own sound as well as develop a tremendous understanding of what is expected from a DJ be it in warm up or peak time slot.

Fast forward to 2006 and Nic boasts a portfolio of residencies across the globe that is both testament to his talent and versatility. Starting in the USA, Nic is quarterly resident at Space in Miami, undoubtedly one of the finest nightclubs on the planet, alongside Erick Morillo, Roger Sanchez, Steve Lawler and Sander Kleinenberg. With one Space in the bag, another comes in the form of that legendary terrace in Ibiza for which Nic now plays nearly every Sunday. This resulted in the headline “Terrace Kings” which Nic achieved alongside Paul Woolford on their DJ Magazine cover story in August 2006. Then there is the residency Nic holds at the magnificent Il Muretto in Venice and finally back to Britain, where Nic has been responsible for ClubClass developing from a provincial club event, to one of the UK’s finest and most influential house nights. ClubClass then went to the Ministry Of Sound in London, which has given Nic an excellent platform in which to showcase his music, as well as the opportunity to play alongside the likes of Danny Tenaglia, Rolando and Funk D’ Void. March 2008 sees Nic starting a brand new night called Atomic at the esteemed club The End in London.

Nic’s production and remix work alongside Andy Chatterley, under Skylark and its bastard son Buick Project, has proved fundamental in pushing him through as both an artist and DJ. Skylark’s ‘That’s More Like It’ achieved Essential New Tune Status on Pete Tong’s Essential Selection show in August 2003, which was followed by a re-edit of Tears for Fears ‘Shout’, widely recognised as THE tune of Ibiza 2004. Acclaim has continued as a result of Buick Projects ‘Drop Da Beat’, ‘Chancer’, ‘At The Rave’ and ‘Lumieres’ and remixes for Kylie Minogue, Timo Maas, Tiefschwarz, Steve Lawler and Underworld amongst others. Buick Project was also nominated for a GRAMMY with their remix of the Tracey Thorn/Tiefschwarz track ‘Damage’.

With a list of achievements that already overshadows many DJs ten years his senior, its clear that Nic Fanciulli has proven how combining genuine talent with dedication can go a long way. And whilst his record label, residencies, productions and compilations continue to open the ears of hundreds of thousands of people across the planet, the fact he has a whole host of future projects up his sleeve reveals the best is still to come…

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