Ben Nicky has fast established himself as one of the leaders of a new generation of DJs and producers to emerge out of the UK. A highly respected producer, his tunes and remixes find themselves in the playlists of the worlds biggest and best DJs, whilst his talents as an accomplished DJ and performer see him tour all four corners of the globe.
2011 saw Ben enter DJ Magazines’ Top DJs poll at number 150 in the world, whilst being voted at number 24 in the Tranceaddict 2011 poll – a testament to his ever increasing popularity with dance music fans the world over. This popularity was further enhanced in 2012 when DJ Mag invited Ben to select his top 10 tracks for their February edition. Other leading dance music publication ‘Mixmag’ also picked him out for their ‘Keep An Eye On’ feature in the March edition – high praise indeed!!
Early 2012 will now see Ben return to AVA recordings, where he has released some of his biggest and best material, including the massively supported collaboration with trance legend M.I.K.E. entitled “Spring Break” and Bens’ own “Lifeline”. April 2012 brings an exciting collaboration between Ben and rising trance producer Tom Fall entitled ‘Hammer’, as well as the start of the production work for the long awaited follow up to the massive vocal smash ‘The One’ featuring vocal superstar Cassandra Fox.
Ben has a strong production history and back catalogue including titles such as: “Driven” , “Special Moment”, “Tears”, “Jet Stream”, “Altitude” and “Rattle”, alongside remixes for artists including: Calvin Harris, First State and Giuseppe Ottaviani. Labels like Vandit, Monster, Armada and Black Hole have all released product from Ben, whilst he was recently described by Armin Van Buuren as “one of the hardest working artists in the trance scene”. His bootlegs and mashups have become firm favourites in the DJ sets of artists including Armin, Tiesto, Ferry Corsten, Gareth Emery, Andy Moor, Judge Jules and many many more.
2011 was an amazing year for Ben, during which he launched his own brand LIFELINE in his home city of Bristol in a stunning show at the legendary O2 Academy. Ben and LIFELINE welcomed a huge star studded array of DJ talent for one of the biggest club nights the city has seen in years. The outstanding night created so much media interest that it culminated in a full page review in Mixmag. Headlining the debut night was one of Ben’s leading champions of recent times Judge Jules, who had previously invited Ben to perform alongside him live on Radio 1.
Demand for Ben’s energetic and engaging DJ sets has seen him regularly jet off to all four corners of the globe, including gigs as far afield as India, Malta, Poland, Hawaii, Ibiza, Russia and Miami to name but a few. 2012 shows no sign of slowing down, with trips and shows planned in South Africa, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Pakistan and USA, as well as return visits to leading club nights including The Gallery at Ministry of Sound and Godskitchen.
With the future looking really bright, Ben is not an artist to sit back, and 2012 already shows signs of being an even bigger and better year for this young, emerging talent. Widely tipped as ‘one to watch’ by most leading magazines, supported and backed by the worlds biggest DJ’s and enjoying huge support from dance music fans across the globe, Ben Nicky is the name you will be hearing and seeing a lot more of!!