Crate digging: Nick Curly of Kehakuma
The German house DJ shares his favourite tracks ahead of a set at Return to Mono
German DJ Nick Curly specialises in deep intelligent house, hosts a residency at Kehakuma (Space, Ibiza) and heads out on tour showcasing his new album, Between the Lines, a slower more considered record than his usual dancefloor cuts. Here’s a taste of what to expect when he guests at Return to Mono
I’ll start with ‘Easy’ Sante feat Daniel Wild (8Bit) for me it’s the best club record of the moment, people go crazy when I play it and there’s a great vibe on the vocal. I have two labels and sometimes you sign a track and you realise, ‘boom this is special, this could get really big’ and I think this could be one of the big tracks of 2012.
My favourite track from my album is Nick Curly ‘Underground’ (Cecille). The album shows Nick Curly from Monday to Friday afternoon whereas other productions I’ve done before, the EPs, are more for the dancefloor but ‘Underground’ is a track you can play in the clubs, it has vocals from Worthy Davis on it who I worked with on the album and it comes with remixes from Dennis Ferrer.
The third one is Mr V ‘Jus’ Dance (Cosmic Ritual Dub)’ (Vega Records) it’s an old track but still one of the sexiest tracks I’ve ever heard. It’s just a great record to warm up the night or the early morning after the party. Markus Fix's ‘El Comienzo’ EP (Cecille) is very special to me and is always in my record box. It was the first release on my Cecille label and the first ever release from Markus Fix. It’s been out for five years but has such a great feeling and a special vibe. These last two were never big big hits but they still have something special which is why I still play them, I don’t play them every week but they are always in my case, my secret weapons.
The last one is Mr G ‘Got that Swing’ (Bass Culture) a record I’ve been playing since it came out. Bass Culture is one of my favourite labels at the moment. I really like Mr G’s productions and it’s 100% a club track.
Nick Curly guests at Return to Mono, the Sub Club, Glasgow, Fri 13 Apr.