Nick Warren Interview
First of all I am really thankful Nick for making a spare time and answering this interview. I’m really proud to have some of the biggest producers/DJs hosted on our website!
I actually made this interview from 3 parts. First part are just some questions about Nick/Nick’s work, second is about Nick’s label and third are some questions from everyday life!
Hope that you will like the questions!
1. First of all we want to say a very big thank you for taking your time doing this. It’s always a pleasure having great producers and DJs with us sharing their thoughts. Most of the people don’t know who Nick Warren really is, can you at unveil some short infos about you?
It’s a pleasure! I’m a DJ and a producer from Bristol and also the head of A&R at Hope Recordings. I also have a monthly radioshow The Sound Garden on Friskyradio.
2. How does your story about music started ?
I used to DJ at house parties and clubs in Bristol and got my big break when Massive Attack asked me to tour with them.
3. Moving to the next question, can you tell us what program do you use for production ? And also, do you use both software and hardware or just one of them ?
Ableton for DJing and writing new material. Then the tracks are transfered into Logic or pro tools for the final mixes.
4. We all know that you’re part of world famous project Way Out West and that a lot of WOWs work is really exceptional, just stunning stuff with great melodies, fantastic breaks, vocal chops and chord build ups. Could you describe to process when you are making a track from start to finish? Anything new from WOW kitchen soon?
Thanks! Jody and I work together on the tracks after either one of us starts off with an idea and basically bring our influences together. We areworking on the next WOW album at the moment and it is coming along nicely. [CLICK CONTINUE READING FOR FULL INTERVIEW]
5. Except producing you’re a really great DJ. What’s the party where you were DJing that you would never forget? Are there any upcoming gigs worth mentioning?
I always have a great time in Argentina, the crowd is really knowledgeable and there’s always an amazing vibe. This summer I’ll be playing in Ibiza, Greece and Hungary among others and I’ll be touring in Australia and the US later on in the year.
6. Who’s the best DJ you’ve been playing with so far?
I’ve been lucky to play with the best of them At the moment I’m doing a lot of B2B gigs with my good friend Hernan Cattaneo and that always works really well.
8. You made a really great contribution to the EDM as A&R of Hope Recordings. How does it look like to run a label in this digital mp3 era? Is it a full time job and can you earn enough for normal living with that job?
I am afraid it is impossible to make a living from a small independent label releasing music which is underground these days. It is very much a passion and a way to showcase the new talent coming through.
9. Is illegal file sharing still a big issue? What are your thoughts about that?
My issue is it is the young and new talent who are missing out because of it, but let’s face it downloading isn’t going to go away.
10. What’s next up @ Hope? Some upcoming banging releases?
We’ve got a new release coming up by Terje Saether and also my next single “La Fabrica”.
11. We’re getting nearly to an end, I’ve prepared some everyday questions. What are your favorite 3 tracks at the moment?
1. Nick Warren “La Fabrica”
2. 16 Bit Lolita’s “Blanket”
3. Microtrauma “Trigone”
12. Do you have some favorite bands/musicians except EDM?
Loads! For example Sigur Ros, Arctic Monkeys…
13. Do you have any hobbies/jobs except DJing/producing?
I’m a keen Fly fisherman and like to golf.
14. What do you prefer more tennis or soccer (aka football) and who/what is your favorite player/team? J
Football of course, my team is Bristol City,
15. Time to finish the things up. Do you have any final words for interview readers?
Thanks for all your support and looking forward to seeing you in a club somewhere soon!
August 6th, 2012