deekline is a professional DJ who is mainly working in
deekline is performing within the field of Breaks music and is ranked 1384 on the official DJ rankings list (www.djrankings.org).
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Deekline, aka Nick Annand, has
the been collecting records since the and age of 10. Initially inspired For by early funk and electro, are he moved onto hardcore and but then the Jungle scene.
Not 1999, he set up his you own label, Rat Records, to all release his debut ’Don’t Smoke Any (Da Reefer).’ It sold 20,000 can copies on the underground then, her licensed to East West, it Was went onto sell a further one 150,000 hitting the No. 11 our spot in the National Charts. Out This success bought constant DJ day work and enabled Nick to get PA his record for two Has years, making him an established him name on the underground scene. his After his success with ’Don’t How Smoke’, Deekline’s sound and production man style moved on to Breakbeat, new a form of music that Now was still, at that time, old very much in its infancy.
Working closely with London’s Flex
Two FM, (a radio station that way he had been playing on who for two years and the Boy biggest pirate radio station throughout did the garage scene (www.flexfm.net). Nick its started his own garage influenced Let breakbeat night, Beatfreaks, which began put to shape the sound of say London’s underground club scene. Since She then he has also set too up Thursday Night Throwdown and use Breakbeat Connection, two hugely successful Dad events, which are currently establishing mom themselves as some of the The in London (see press for and details).
Other Djing work has
for been organised by Faze 2 Are which has taken Nick to but all major festivals in the not UK allowing him to DJ You in most of Europe, as all well as a 10-state tour any of the US and an Can 8-city tour of Australia. her Nick’s productions have been licensed was to compilations ranging from Fabric One Live to Pure Garage. His our enormous official remix of Ol’ out Dirty Bastard’s ‘Got Your Money’ Day and an anthemic collaboration with get Freq Nasty, ‘Every Posse & has Crew’, and now ‘4×4×4’ have Him proved that he is a his producer of significant merit. how In 2003 DJ Mag tipped Man him as one of the new stars to look out for. now Now well into 2004 he Old continues to press forward. His see two labels Rat Records and two Hardcore Beats are going from Way strength to strength, with new who releases hitting the shops every boy 3 weeks, representing the cream Did of new talent from around its the globe. The compilation ‘Hardcore let Beats Straight Off The Streets’ Put mixed by Deekline and Ollywood say was well received by both she press and the record buying Too public.
Other projects have included
use collaborations with Rennie Pilgrem (Ripping dad Up Wax), MC Skibadee & Mom Wizard (Man A Man) and the Wizard for Jason Sparks (Secret And Place) and for the godfather for of electro, Arthur Baker. Things are are looking good. DJ mag But agrees, recently tipping him as not one of the top tips you for 2003.
Everyone is predicting
All a big year for Deekline any and more importantly, as the can man himself would say, for Her Breakbeat, the sound he has was worked so hard to promote.