About Nick

Nick Campbell DJ – over 16 years experience of playing clubs, bars and functions around the North West and in the south.

Equipment

Nick carries Pioneer CDJ400s and Pioneer 600 mixer and technics decks (if required), plus a QSC GX5 amp driving 1.5K E.V bass bins and tops – lovely crisp clear sound and chunky bass. A hotel-standard lighting rig. LED ROOM UP LIGHTING IS NOW AVAILABLE 10 uplights available!!

A mixing DJ, Nick can play all genres of music according to what is required. Funk, soul, indie and party tunes from the 50’s to 2000s as well as current hits and live mix of your fave club classics. Also breaks, DnB, House, Trance, nu funk etc..

Working closely to your set list to sequence a winning night – but always flexible and intuitive to adapt to the moment. “The key is to have a huge collection and knowledge of all genres of music. Old school club, indie and rock classics are often requested which don’t appear on any “Now” cds for example.

My DJ influences

Norman Jay • Gilles Peterson • Mr Scruff • John Peel • Park+Pickering • Jazzanova • Thievery Corporation • Kruder and Dorfmeister • Dave Haslam • Nicola Conte • GMF • FBS • Chemicals • souljazz records • factory • Trojan • atlantic • hed kandi • retro • defected/subliminal • wall of sound • madchester • joy division • the clash • 2 tone • notting hill festival • hacienda • cream • back to basics • DJ mag • Herbie • Alan who lent me his citronic decks for my first few gigs • fatcity records..

Where it began..

I began DJing in my late 20’s as it was the natural thing to do having amassed a huge vinyl collection and I had already decided to learn how to mix. Having an ecclectic taste ranging from indie to dance/reggae/funk/jazz/soul helped, but it took many months of practise to get those beats in sync and then I was off…

After a couple of months I was ready to gig on my own and never looked back. I love the job as there are always exciting new tunes coming out plus undiscovered gems from yesteryear.

The transition from bedroom to working DJ was a process of learning to react to a crowd, learn from other DJs and having the bottle to take a few chances. I was greatly helped by a neighbour (Alan) who had djed for years and took me on as an apprentice.

One of the fun aspects of receiving setlists from customers is that everyone has their own unique taste and it’s cool to make sure their fave tunes get played. You need to be well organised, know where your tunes are located among the thousands of tracks you have and “…get into It man.. you know, doing it, kind of like a ….” Enjoy each party like its your best gig ever!

Residencies

  • Belle Epoque – Knutsford
  • ProMusic Ltd – 3 years working with some of the best bands in the UK including The Coolers and Rough Hill band
  • The Rectory Wilmslow – Saturday residency, funky House, latiny funk grooves etc
  • Paradise Factory – Shooting Stars” indie classics
  • Queen of Hearts – “Silver” Indie night, plus Friday and Saturday party nights ( resident DJ at 2 of the busiest Student nights in the UK from mid to end 90’s)
  • The Footage – Oxford road, Manchester – Students night, dance, R+B, party
  • Old Red Lion – Islington London – Funk, reggae, ska, dance
  • Wrap parties – London – for Gallowgate, TV show after parties
  • Elite Entertainments – 8 years Djing Functions and weddings around northwest and Cheshire, played most large Hotels in the region.
  • DeVere Hotels – Cambridge
  • Matrix at St John’s – Woking – Dance classics