A true dance music legend. Nicky, along with Paul Oakenfold and Pete Tong was one of the founding fathers of the UK dance scene, and exporter of the new Ibiza sound to an unsuspecting and mainly grateful world. 15 years on and most of what we know as the dance scene today has been built on the foundations of the vision, perspiration and liberty-taking of these few.
With roots in the mid 80's soul and warehouse scene Nicky's incredible DJ journey from the DOO AT THE ZOO'S and SPECIAL BRANCH parties to the championing of the Balearic sound and Ibiza scene through to the opening of his legendary parties and clubs THE MILK BAR, TRIP, SIN, MARS, VELVET UNDERGROUND in London and Ibiza and involvement in all manner of aspects of the scene and industry over the years have been well documented in the many books on the history of house.
These days Nicky Holloway may be wiser, more reflective and more vertical than back in the heady days of Ibiza superclubbing and UK Acid House, but the hunger for playing great dance music is still there, along with the performance talent that has headlined thousands of events over the years and that amazing record collection stretching across 25 years of dance music. This is the man that turned Euro Disney into rave central in 1993, toured Spain, Australia, New Zealand, France, Holland, Belgium, Ireland, America, Argentina, Russia, Egypt, Greece, The Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, Germany, China, Dubai, Bahrain, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Portugal, Turkey, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Brazil, Denmark, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Italy, Scotland & Kosovo while most of us were still trying to find a party somewhere off the M25!
The first BBC Radio 1 Ibiza Essential Mix came from none other than - yep you guessed it (1995 Privilege)
Nicky’s' early production credits include Beats Workin - Everyway But Loose, Titty Twister - Pussy Blowout, Holloway & Co.- Voyager, Holloway & Co.- I'll Do Anything To Make You Mine (Incredible), Sir Real - Spirits High (White Label),NWA vs. Oasis - Wonderwall (White Label), Beats Workin - Don't Keep Me Waiting (White Label), Velvet Underpants - Where Is My Man (SL2), Beats Workin - Burn Out Don't Fade Away (FFRR), Beats Workin - Sure Beats Workin (FFRR).
Nicky freely admits his increasing passion for his writing, producing and remixing, with several projects always on the go (recent customers include Jon Legend, Carl Cox and Gilles Peterson), is now taking up valuable DJ time. Nevertheless he still finds time for a London residency at the immense GUILTY PLEASURES events at KOKO (Camden Palace), celebrity parties and his regular international forays always generate the same buzz and fab welcome from fans the world over each time he rekindles the legend. Scan to Book
Nicky's latest venture is a brand new club concept Desert Island Discos - a concept as catchy as the name, you just can't keep a good man down. Some of the world’s most famous DJ names have guested or been spotted grooving at Nicky's intimate nights, with Nicky returning the favour for the recent KISS FM 25 year celebrations at the swanky settings of London’s skylounge The Paramount.
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