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Over the past six years, Nick Warren has developed into one of the world's most consistent performance artists. Originally, a mainstay within the Bristol scene that spawned such acts as Massive Attack, Tricky and Roni Size, Nick DJed his way through the local masses to tour with the Universe - Tribal Gathering Organization.
A change meeting with Jody Weisterhoff, at the time a successful teenage drum n bass producer turned into one of the most successful production dous of recent times. Way Out West was born with two breakout tracks; "Nontana" and "Ajare" quickly following. The tracks were caned up and down the UK by the country's top DJ's. Label giants, Desconstruction beat the rush to sign the pair to an exclusive deal.
Firmly established both in the DJ booth and as a producer, Nick's reputation took him futher and further a field. Now one of the UK's most in demand DJs, Nick spread his unique funky trance sound up and down the British Isles and across the globe.
In 1996 Nick's alliance with superclub Cream expanded and with a residency brewing, Nick was commissioned to mix the second CD of the Cream White album. Nick included his new single, entitled "The Gift". The record turned into the soundtrack anthem of 1996 and much of 1997. Neve before had a record caused so much devastation across the dance floors of the world.
Two years on, a full album and countless remixes after, and yet another album ready to go, Nick is at the pinnacle of his profession. Constant DJ tours across the globe for Renaissance, Cream and the Tyrant - Balance crew and live appearances as Way Out West have firmly established Nick as a genius in the progressive house arena.
WAY OUT WEST when the luscious tones of 'The Gift' first catapulted onto Top Of The Pops in 1997, it was immediately obvious that Way Out West had more going on than the usual dance act. Just as co-creator Nick Warren, with his gamekeeper past, comedy writer cartoonist brother, and high quality DJ career that has included Massive Attack and superclub Cream, clearly has something more than the average DJ. With its eerie, evocative vocal from Brit-soul diva Joanna Law and its gorgeous, fluttering melodies, 'The Gift' connected as deeply with people never found on a dancefloor as it did with die hard clubbers. Even the Halifax Building Society felt moved enough to include 'The Gift' on a TV advert - though they still turned Nick Warren down when he applied for a mortgage.
Three years later Way Out West, Nick Warren and former child prodigy Jody Wisternoff, are back with their second album, 'Intensify', and a single, the title track from the album, that will set hearts fluttering. The 'Intensify' album is a seamless collection of powerful house music that wears discrete emotions on its sleeve and rides beats that kick like an angry horse. There are innovative vocal numbers that weave magical webs of rhythm over ethereal voices; and there are sleek, nasty grooves. "It's a dance album but then I do think it sounds like an artist album and so many dance albums don't," says Nick of an LP that demonstrates Way Out West have a widescreen vision that only the best electronic acts - Moby, Underworld, Chemical Brothers - achieve.
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