DJ Nycks knows vinyl like the back of his hand.
Spinning records might just run in the blood for the Sydney-based house DJ and event producer. He’s been honing his skills for 20 years.
Kerri Chandler. Grant Nelson. Derrick Carter. The sounds of pioneers from New York, London and Chicago’s 90s house scenes with a personal spin on it – that’s Nycks’ mission.
“My track selection is always infused with shuffling beats, funky bass-lines, and sexy vocal hooks. I love playing tracks which have a classic feel to them regardless of the year they have been released.”
Sticking with core concepts is how he’s sustained an international career since 1998. He’s done residencies in France, Greece, New Caledonia, and Australia. And in 2016 he launched a promotion company dubbed Underground Jack – throwing parties that hark back to the golden years of house, the 90s.
Nycks and Underground Jack have been regularly hosting an event in Sydney called Raw. It’s not candy-coated or squishy house – but deep funky chunk. It’s the analog echoes from old-school house scenes laced with current tracks from Marc Cotterell, New Jack City, Stefan Esposito and more.