An icon. A legend. An artist. British drum & bass DJ & producer Nicky Blackmarket is one of the most recognisable talents in all of underground electronic music. Nicky is a pivotal figure who has been at the heart of drum and bass & jungle from day one. He was a pioneer in the earliest days of the scene and has continued to showcase the genre to crowds around the world.
Nicky was 14 when his love for music translated into wanting to be a DJ. Initially mixing early electro, he moved on to house music and rave on the booming London pirate scene. It was whilst playing on various radio stations that he made his name as a talented DJ. Whilst working at Blackmarket Records with another dnb legend namely Ray Keith, Nicky’s career exploded. He was able to express his diverse musical knowledge, instantly recognizing what was the next hot track from multiple genres.
There is no doubt that Nicky was instrumental in helping to create the culture of drum and bass that we all know and love to this day. This coupled with his consistent appearances on radio and playing out meant his career went from strength to strength. As the jungle scene exploded Nicky formed his now legendary partnership with the late Stevie Hyper D. These incredible performances are still regarded as the standard bearer by which all others are judged.
Unquestionably talented, respected, humble and an all-round decent guy Nicky Blackmarket is very much an essential part of the global drum & bass scene. 2019 sees Nicky busier than ever consistently playing high profile events, clubs and festivals all over the world.