Nicholas, Jordan Peak, Lee Daley, Dan FraidSo, Eddie Leader
After taking a long overdue break in January, we kick off the Content 2013 programme of events in February by hosting two of our favourite artists to have risen through the ranks of the house music elite over the past few years – Jordan Peak and Nicholas.
First up we have Nicholas, an artist that has been making big waves in such a short amount of time since first appearing on the scene in 2010 with a series of releases on his own critically acclaimed vinyl only label – No More Hits - and various remixes for other imprints. At the time focussed on low slung house and chugging disco re-edits, his sound has since evolved to incorporate more influences from the artists that have inspired him most – principally previous Content guests Chez Damier and Kerri Chandler as well as legends like Ron Trent, Moodymann, Romanthony and Pal Joey.
His back catalogue takes in the sounds of Chicago, Detroit and New York and is impressive, both in terms quality and quantity, with remixes and EPs on (Mr NY Stomp) Gerd's 4 Lux, Quintissentials, Illusion, Home Taping Is Killing Music and he was even tasked with remixing the back catalogue of legendary label Nu Groove for Needwant Recordings.
Nicholas will be showcasing the production skills that have earned him so much attention by performing a special live show of his own killer material and joining Nicholas on the night will be one of the UK's most promising DJ/Producers – Jordan Peak.
Like Nicholas, Jordan has risen rapidly to the top and it's no surprise that given the fact the he was raised on funk, soul and disco by his mum whilst listening to the Todd Terry, MAW and DJ Sneak records and mixes collected by his dad, he displays a musical depth and maturity that belies his tender age of 25.
Jordan's debut on wax came out on Phil Week's Robsoul label in 2010 – and when the world sat up and took notice, further releases on Tsuba, 20:20 Vision, Morris Audio and Adam Shelton and Subb-an's One Records followed shortly after. In 2011, Jordan was nominated for “Best Breakthrough DJ” in the same DJ Magazine awards in which Content received a “Best Club Night” nomination, but the similarities don't end there – like us Jordan believes that good music is timeless and is equally at ease playing classic tracks from the ages up against the freshest jams coming from all the in form producers right now and the ones to watch in the future.
So, two artists who have followed similar trajectories to each other as well as Content itself - it all adds up to what we're sure will be an awesome way to kick start our new campaign of dancefloor destruction. As Content events prove ever more popular, we advise purchasing an advance ticket as capacity is limited to 200.