Carl Cox


Midsummer Experience

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Nic Fanciulli is a young and fresh DJ, producer and remixer - currently one of the hottest rising talents in the UK.

Fanciulli started his career playing the usual round of bars and worked in his local record shop in Maidstone from the age of 16. His first break came five years ago after slipping unmarked mix tapes to Maidstone’s Club Class promoter. After the 3rd tape and a 6-week hunt by the promoter Fanciulli was given a weekly main room residency.

The same year (aged 19) Fanciulli, along with some friends, started two record labels: Portent Records and Portent Plus. The first track signed being Mojolators ‘Drifting’, which was then signed on to Multiply after Pete Tong played it for 14 weeks in a row on his Essential Selection show.

Through Club Class, Fanciulli has gained massive respect from DJs across the spectrum for his unique take on house music. Xpress2 proclaimed him their tip for the top in October 2002, whilst Tong said he was the finest resident in the UK as well as props from Yousef and Seb Fontaine along the way.

In the last year alone, Fanciulli has played for Cream in the UK and Ibiza, for Defected throughout the world, for the Radio 1 weekends in Ibiza, Miami and Cardiff as well as for the Radio 1 Outdoor stage at Homelands & Glastonbury. Plus gigs at Shindig, The Arches, Passion, Circus, Type and he’s recently started a new back-room residency with The Gallery at Turnmills on the first Friday of every month. His room (T2), called Fandango, is purely for Fanciulli to invite DJs he respects and to push the finest new-breed through the ranks – so far including Rocky and Diesel (X-Press2), Yousef, Paul Woolford, Krysko, MYNC, Mark Knight and more to come. MTV tipped Fanciulli for the top in their young-guns series @WMC 2003, he mixed a covermount CD for Mixmag and in May, Fanciulli did his first ever Radio 1 Essential Mix – where Tong described him as one of the finest residents and best up-and-coming producers in the UK. In Dec this year this was followed up by the half hour hot mix on Tong’s show !!!

Fanciulli’s production and remix work (under his Skylark banner) has also stepped up a gear this year, pushing him through as both an artist and DJ. His remixes of Jo Mills’ 4Tune 500 ‘Dancin in the Dark’ achieved ‘Essential New Tune’ status back in XXXX, whilst his remixes of Sandy Rivera’s ‘I Cant Stop’ (Deep Vision), Deep Dish’s ‘Prahna The Dream’ (Yoshitoshi) and Xpress2’s ‘Muzik’ (JBO) clearly illustrate why he is in demand. In August Fanciulli once again achieved Essential New Tune with his own production work (as Sky Lark) with ‘That’s More Like It’.