Bristol based Nick Harris recently launched the Stoned Immaculate label, a platform for 'house music cut from simple cloth'. And with already 3 releases in, the label, and its owner, have set out their stall. Uncomplicated house tracks, with one ear on the classic sounds of the last 25 years, and the other ear firmly pushing the house sound forward. With the first releases out ('Dispatches EP', 'Hallucinations EP' and 'Redux Ep') Harris is channeling his house sound in the perfect direction for 2012, combining powerful underground dancefloor music with a nod to New York, Chicago, Detroit and Europe.
Of course, many may have heard about Harris already. An ever present figure in the house scene since the early 1990s, Nick Harris started his career in dance music as a booking agent for Derrick Carter, Dimitri From Paris, Angel Moraes, Carl Craig and many more. He set up the NRK Music label in 1996, and the label has gone on to been a mainstay in the deep and tech house scenes, releasing over 170 singles, 45 albums as well as mix compilations. The discography of NRK reads like a Who's Who of dance music, with artists as diverse as Peace Division, Joe Claussell, Miguel Migs, Rolando, Dave Clarke, DJ Sneak, Seth Troxler, Nick Holder, Kerri Chandler and Paul Woolford all contributing to the label at some point in its 15 year tenure.
Over the last couple of years, Nick has stepped out from behind the shadows to release his own music and remixes on labels like Poker Flat, Fresh Meat, Moodmusic, Nite Grooves, Stoned Immaculate and, of course, NRK. As a DJ, Nick has been playing clubs since those formative years, and has played at many clubs over the years including Fabric, Ministry Of Sound, Sankeys Manchester, Panorama Bar and many more. Nick is known for drawing upon his extensive record collection for stunning DJ sets, showcasing the newest, cutting edge sounds and pulling out stone cold classics from the crates. Be it warm up sets, or long late night/early sessions, Harris' style is sophisticated and always on point.
Nick now divides his time between running the Stoned Immaculate and Leviathan Sounds labels, and producing music under his own name as well as various aliases. Nick recently decided to retire the NRK Music label to concentrate on new projects and his new labels. Nick will primarily release his house material on Stoned Immaculate, and records for Leviathan Sounds under alias, joining the likes of Dan Curtin and Lewis Boardman as labelmates.
Still in 2012, a 4th release on Nick Harris' label Stoned Immaculate is coming up. The 'Oscillate Mildly EP' by Harris will come out on December 3rd, listen to a preview here.
Nick has recently been doing remix work for Mr. Ho on Klasse Recordings and Chesperito on Neovinyl Recordings. Another remix, this time for Javier Varez on Alma Soul Music, is up next. A preview to it is here.
Resident Advisor talked to Nick Harris for its RA Exchange series about the closing of NRK, its legacy and future projects. For a recent podcast of Nick head over to France's Tsugi Magazine.
Nick Harris / Redux EP / Stoned Immaculate
Nick Harris / Hallucinations EP / Stoned Immaculate
Nick Harris / Dispatches EP / Stoned Immaculate
Nick Harris / White Leather EP / NRK Music
Nick Harris / Deep Sensation 1/2/3 (CD compilation) / NRK Music
Nick Harris / Miami Underground / NRK Music
Nick Harris / In The Shadows Of Simian EP / NRK Music
Nick Harris / Zap Dance, And Other Moves EP / NRK Music
Nick Harris / The Everlasting EP / NRK Music
Nick Harris / Amboy (Nick Harris Rmx) / Moodmusic
Nick Harris / Planetary Voyage (Nick Harris Rmx) / Nite Grooves
Nick Harris / Monomyth EP / Akbal Music
Nick Harris / Elementary/BizzaRIO / Fresh Meat
14 Apr WOO, Naples
31 Dec Studio 9 NYE at Zero Degrees, Bristol
21 Dec Cosies, Bristol
07 Dec Cabaret Portabla, Naples
30 Oct Cookies, Berlin
13 Oct The Queens Head, Bristol
05 Oct CTRL SHIFT, London
23 Sept Brisfest, Bristol
18 Aug See No Evil, Bristol
01 Aug Tresor, Berlin
23 Jun TB2, Bristol
03 Jun Kerfuffle, London
02 Jun Ministry Of Sounds, London
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2. Burnski - Lost In The Zoo (The Martinez Brothers Bronx Zoo Remix) - Saved Records
3. BLM - Chemistry - Secretsundaze
4. Rampa - Dirty Son - Pets Recordings
5. Doublet - Tamago - HOLIC TRAX
6. Sylvie Foret & Jerome Sydenham - No Shade - Ibadan Records
7. Groove Box - Cassio's Theme - King Street Sounds
8. Delano Smith - Celebration - Mixmode Recordings
9. Phonique - Worked it Out (Charles Webster Remix) - Dessous Recording
10. Round One - I'm Your Brother - Main Street
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