This week in The Armory we’re thrilled to have the latest addition to the Stanton Warriors‘ Punks label, Nixon, on the 1s and 2s. Press play. Get down.
Check out Nixon’s gorgeous, debut EP on Punks entitled “The Basics of Love” on Beatport.
Nixon has been mixing since before he first stood on a snowboard over 20 years ago. Being a pro-rider on the European snowboard scene for over 15 years opened up a huge freesport audience to his mixing talents and he’s been a regular at massive surf & snowboard events for years.
It comes as no surprise then to this crowd, that Nixon is receiving respective accolades on the London scene for his musical talents.
A random meeting with Justin Rushmore of FLR whilst snowboarding led to a move to London in 06 and to a new addiction – producing. His 2007 collaborations with D&B golden boy, Shimon, took the scene by surprise, with clubbers loving the heavily influenced D & B breaks – a fresh vibe in an increasingly jaded breaks scene. With three releases under the FLR wing, ‘I Like You’ received rave reviews, receiving regular airplay on both Annie Nightingale BBC and Kiss FM’s Jay Cunnings show. The second release “White Noise” went to No 13 in the DMC Buzz Charts, and ‘Around the Edge’, charged to No 1 in the Beatport Breaks chart.
Whilst Nixon’s background was rooted firmly in thrash and drum & bass, his DJ style today, is a blend of tight break necking beats, topped off with deep gut rumbling bass.
Engineering his own solo tunes, it’s a hard life dividing his time between snowboarding, and his recording in the studio! His strong self-expression of snowboarding is clearly continued onto the decks & is a lifestyle balance most DJs would kill for. The Mixologists, Aquasky, Tayo, Darren Jay, Davide Carbone, MC Chickaboo, Utah Jazz, the list is endless – have graced the decks with Nixon.
Now billed as the UK’s top pro-DJ/music producer and professional snowboarder, from his debut at London’s superclubs – Fabric & Ministry of Sound, he’s now a regular on the underground club scene & plays a host of international festivals including the legendary Snowbombing.
Moving forward, Nixon has stretched out his knowledge of quality music, composing music for UK computer games giant Codemasters and their Dirt 3 & 4 games. Top brands such as CASIO, QUIKSILVER, MONSTER, NIKE, SHARP have endorsed and used Nixon beats & sound design for their Global Marketing Campaigns. This in turn has opened doors to remix works by global sensation Ben Howard & upcoming acts such as A Girl Called Ruth & Ryan Keen. Stepping from clubland to culinary, he also produces music for Jamie Oliver’s DJ BBQ and to movies with CGI giants, the Foundry.
Now signed to the world famous renegades of beats & bass, the Stanton Warriors Punks label with his newly released The Basic Of Love Ep includes the tearing remix of LTJ Bukems classic club anthem Atlantis.
Artwork by Jem Panufnik