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NICKY BLACKMARKET & MC FATMAN D
JUNGLE FEVER returns!!! For those who came in late; this legendary series of party features the original pioneers of our sound, the badmen who started it all and are still tearing up dancefloors all over the world to this very day.
For this edition we are proud to present the legend himself - Nicky Blackmarket, who's returning to Perth for the first time in probably a decade with his partner in crime MC Fatman D. Get ready for an unforgettable night where old school meets new in the form of pure jungle drum & bass vibes!!!
Saturday May 17
Greg Packer, Gorilla Tactics
Rufkut, Skinny b2b Rowdy
MCs: Webbz & J Rippa
Tickets from www.moshtix.com.au & All Moshtix Outlets
First Release: $20+bf on sale April 9th
Nicky Blackmarket is one of the original pioneers of drum and bass, and he is still the most faithful soldier for the scene around the world.
At the start of the eighties, Nicky was 14 and playing electro at youth clubs in London. He played with long-time collaborator Clarky and began to mix all forms of dance music, at house parties and on the radio with Star FM. He left Star and joined Friends FM, run by Mad B, which gave Nicky a good education and the momentum to start his own shop in London, the legendary Blackmarket Records. In 1992, as the house scene moved towards breakbeat, Nicky created a separate department downstairs to cater for the sound that would eventually be called Drum and Bass.
In the mid-nineties Nicky pushed the hardcore scene with a regular show on Pulse FM and performances at the Roller Express. He moved into production, making his first record "Spam EP", along with various remixes and releases on his label Gyroscope, with artists like Ray Keith.
This exposure fuelled his DJ career and Nicky decided to put all his efforts into playing his music around the world. "...first and foremost I am a DJ." Also hosted shows on Eruption FM around this time. As the jungle scene exploded Nicky formed his legendary partnership with the late Stevie Hyper D. These performances are still regarded as the standard by which all others are judged, and mp3s of those sets will probably be on the internet forever.
Blackmarket Records supported the scene as a focus for the community, an essential component in an world without the internet. Nicky started another label "Kartoonz" featuring the anthem "Two Degrees", confirming his status as a central force in the scene.
Unlike many superstars, Nicky still works in his shop and is a promoter of fresh talent and ideas, unafraid to help new artists and organisers push the artform forward. His love of drum and bass keeps him from descending into the mindless repetition and lazy performances characteristic of many in the scene.