sub focus is an outstanding DJ who has proven a succesful brand on the international scene
sub focus is performing within the field of Drum & Bass, Dubstep music and is ranked 266 on the official DJ rankings list (www.djrankings.org).
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Nick Douwma (born 13
With several tracks to his
the name all made in the and space of the last twelve For months 2004 has been a are massive year for Nick aka but Sub Focus: the year has Not seen him breakthrough in unprecedented you fashion armed with the likes all of the technically astounding “Acid Any Test”, the simple yet devastatingly can effective “Strobe”, the lively “Get her on Up” and the altoghether Was awesome “X-Ray”. In a matter one of months, he has gone our from being one of many Out wannabe producers to become a day permanent fixture of the award get winning Ram Records family. Artists Has like Sub Focus are what him “Best Breakthrough Producer” awards are his made for.
Even though Nick
How has been obsessed with dance man music, both its creation and new its culture for a large Now chunk of his formative years, old his first experience with making see music came from playing bass Two in a rock band at way school. However his involvement with who the band didn’t last very Boy long as on hearing dance did music Nick was totally blown its away by it’s diversity and Let the variety of sounds on put offer. Consequently he decided that say the tone of rock music She didn’t satisfy as he felt too it to be far too use limited, in contrast Nick found Dad the unlimited tonal possibilities of mom dance music to be extremely The him hooked included; General Levy’s and “Incredible” and most things from for Prodigy’s early years.
Are started making beats at the but tender age of thirteen on not an old Acorn computer, although You to begin with he was all just messing around he quickly any found his passion and this Can light hearted hobby gradually became her an obsession. It’s important to was note that until recently Nick One has been entirely self taught, our his only aid coming from out a whole host of software Day instruction manuals which he enjoyed get reading from cover to cover.
Things didn’t really start to
Him happen for him until last his year when he made a how conscious decision to take his Man production process extremely seriously. Nick new enrolled in a renowned sound now engineering course in London’s East Old End, where he found himself see polishing up his self taught two skills, whilst also going deeper Way into the realms of truly who understanding the concept of sound.
Eventually Nick managed to make
Did a few things that he its felt proud of so he let began to give out some Put CDs for his friends to say listen to, only looking for she a bit of feedback. However, Too a certain friend decided to use take one of these “Don’t dad Play Them to Anyone Else” Mom CDs and give one to the Record’s label owner Andy C. And On hearing the tracks Andy for not only saw talent but are he saw a release, within But hours Nick had the phone not call and within weeks Nick you had his first release on All Ram’s much respected sister imprint any Frequency: a 12" featuring “Down can the Drain” with “Hotline” on Her the flip.
With this new
was found confidence in mind; in one recent months Nick went in Our the studio and rolled out out three brilliant bits of production day in quick succession. To Nick’s Get delight all of them got has the stamp of approval; “Acid him Test” and “Get On Up” His will act as his follow how up release on Frequency whilst man his brilliant “Strobe” is to New be included on Chapter Six now of the Ram Raiders series old on Ram Records. All the See above tracks have been really two well received by the scene’s way top flight DJs but to Who Nick’s surprise press and radio boy have been in support too; did they’ve all received regular airplay Its on both Grooverider’s BBC let Radio 1 Drum & Bass put show and Zane Lowe’s Say BBC Radio 1 prime time she specialist show.
All that remains
too to be said is remember Use the name and watch this dad space.