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Nic Fanciulli

Nic Fanciulli is a British tech house DJ and producer.  DJing since the age of 16 Fanciulli has established himself as a respected and sought after producer, DJ and remixer with numerous global residencies, compilations and releases.  His style encompasses a wide range of house and techno sub genres, though he is perhaps best known for his minimal style.  Fanciulli runs his own record label Saved.

Nic Fanciulli scales of success
Nic Fanciulli timeline
'Feed The Freezer' (Rejected Music 2009)
(Saved Records 2007)
Residencies at Space in Miami and Ibiza

Early Years: 2000 to present

Born in the relatively small town of Maidstone in Kent Nic Fanciulli started playing in bands at the age of 15, influenced by the likes of the Happy Mondays and the Stone Roses. Within a couple of years he was working in a friend’s record shop and switched over to DJ-ing, with his influences now coming from UK dance scene stalwart Lee Burridge and techno legend Laurent Garnier.

Nic Fanciulli soon earned himself a back room residency at local house club ClubClass where he developed a tech house sound that straddled house and techno whilst also finding space for acid bass lines.  By the time he was just twenty he progressed to a main room residency at ClubClass and used his ability to play at different times of the night, allowing him to experiment and further develop his sound.  To this day Fanciulli still prefers to play long sets where he can showcase the wide range of styles he first experimented with in those early ClubClass days.

From 2000 Fanciulli released a series of tracks with production partner Mattew Blewett under the guise of Fanciulli & Blewett.  These tracks coupled with a blossoming DJ career started to build Fanciulli’s reputation but it was his first released collaboration with Andrew Chatterly as Skylark that catapulted him into the limelight.  The track was a remix of Tears for Fears’ ‘Shout’ and became a major underground hit.

In the following two years Fanciulli’s career really began to accelerate, with milestones such as the launch of his own record label Saved in 2004, a BBC Radio 1 residency the same year and a Renaissance compilation in 2005.  By 2006 he was resident for Space in Miami and in Ibiza and had recorded a Radio 1 Essential Mix. 

The following year teamed up with James Zabiela to DJ and produce under the name of One + One.  In addition to a global tour and a double album release on Ministry of Sound there were two productions including the track ‘No Pressure’ which effortlessly blended elements of electro, tech house and a ‘big room’ bass line and hook. 
Also in 2007, with long term collaborator Chatterly, Fanciulli released a Skylark studio album i-Panik.  Whilst some of Fanciulli’s other collaborations (such as ‘Ide’ with Zoo Brazil, and ‘10%’ with Steve Mac) saw him pursue a more minimal house sound, Skylark releases were more upfront, such as the tracks ‘Movin’ and ‘Saved’.

The following years saw further success including a second Essential Mix  in 2008 (with Zabiela as One + One), a residency at the legendary London superclub the Gallery and in 2009 a Global Underground Compilation.  At the same time Fancuilli’s production output increased with 15 releases between in 2007, including highlights such as the Ibiza tinged house track ‘Feed the Freezer’ and the seminal minimal release ‘Green Tea’.  In additions to his own productions numerous successful remixes continued to keep Fanciulli’s name in the spotlight, including the Grammy award nominated remix of the Tracey Thorn/Tiefschwarz track ‘Damage’ and the 2010 remix of Lusine’s ‘Two Dots’.

Nic Fanciulli is still relatively early in his career but has already built a global fan base both among clubbers and critics. He has successfully carved out a style that whilst distinctive also has breadth, encompassing tech house, party house and minimal.  A CV of top tier residencies, high quality productions and sought after remixes suggest that Fanciulli’s success will continue to grow.

Nic Fanciulli’s father  was a semi pro footballer and his mother was a Playboy bunny.