Nicky Blackmarket

Real Name:
Nicky Andersson-Gylden
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Major UK drum & bass / jungle DJ.

Nicky Blackmarket is one of the original pioneers of drum and bass, and he is still the most faithful soldier for the scene around the world.

His early influences came from his mother's background in the jazz scene, and it is improvisation and variety that characterise his DJ performances throughout his career.
At the start of the eighties, Nicky was 14 and playing electro at youth clubs in London. He played with long-time collaborator Clarky and began to mix all forms of dance music, at house parties and on the radio with Star FM. He left Star and joined Friends FM, run by Mad B, which gave Nicky a good education and the momentum to start his own shop in London. In 1990, he and partner David Piccioni, bought Black Market Records (4) in Soho. In 1992, as the house scene moved towards breakbeat, Nicky created a separate department downstairs to cater for the sound that would eventually be called Drum and Bass.

In the mid-nineties Nicky pushed the hardcore scene with a regular show on Pulse FM and performances at the Roller Express. He moved into production, making his first record "Spam EP", along with various remixes and releases on his label Gyroscope Records. He also hosted shows on Eruption FM around this time.

As the jungle scene exploded Nicky formed his legendary partnership with the late Stevie Hyper D. These performances are still regarded as the standard by which all others are judged, and mp3s of those sets will probably be on the internet forever.

Blackmarket Records supported the scene as a focus for the community, an essential component in an world without the internet. Nicky started another label Kartoons featuring the anthem "Two Degrees", confirming his status as a central force in the scene.
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Singles & EPs

GYRO 002 Nicky Blackmarket - D'Bounce EP Vol 1 album art Nicky Blackmarket D'Bounce EP Vol 1 (EP) Gyroscope Records GYRO 002 UK 1992 Sell This Version
none Nicky Blackmarket - D'Bounce Vol 2 album art Nicky Blackmarket D'Bounce Vol 2 Gyroscope Records none UK 1992 Sell This Version
LSR+BM+002 Nicky Blackmarket - Part 2 album art Adam F & Slipmaster J / Nicky Blackmarket Adam F & Slipmaster J / Nicky Blackmarket - Part 2 Lucky Spin Recordings, Black Market Record Store LSR+BM+002 UK 1994 Sell This Version
QUAY*13 Nicky Blackmarket - Maniacs Vol 1 album art Nicky Blackmarket & Formula 7 Nicky Blackmarket & Formula 7 - Maniacs Vol 1 Quayside Records QUAY*13 UK 1994 Sell This Version
EASYDJ 038 Nicky Blackmarket - Crank / Backin' Time album art DJ Phantasy & Nicky Blackmarket Feat. Skibadee DJ Phantasy & Nicky Blackmarket Feat. Skibadee - Crank / Backin' Time Easy Records EASYDJ 038 UK 2007 Sell This Version
none Nicky Blackmarket - Asylum / Intro Toon / Kiss 100 FM Jingles album art Facz* / Nicky Blackmarket / Unknown Artist Facz* / Nicky Blackmarket / Unknown Artist - Asylum / Intro Toon / Kiss 100 FM Jingles(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 2008 Sell This Version
EASYDJ041 Nicky Blackmarket - Crank / Easy Run Tingz album art Phantasy* / Nicky Blackmarket & MC Skibadee* Phantasy* / Nicky Blackmarket & MC Skibadee* - Crank / Easy Run Tingz Easy Records EASYDJ041 UK 2008 Sell This Version
EED011 Nicky Blackmarket - Crank (Rahmanee Remix / Breakologists Remix) album art DJ Phantasy & Nicky Blackmarket Feat. MC Skibadee* DJ Phantasy & Nicky Blackmarket Feat. MC Skibadee* - Crank (Rahmanee Remix / Breakologists Remix)(2xFile, MP3, Single, 320) Easy Digital EED011 UK 2012
BB007 Nicky Blackmarket - The United Colours Of Benefit Vol.2 album art Social Security & Nicky Blackmarket Social Security & Nicky Blackmarket - The United Colours Of Benefit Vol.2(4xFile, FLAC, EP) Benefit Beats BB007 UK 2013
WWR007 Nicky Blackmarket - Into The Future (88 MPH) album art Nicky Blackmarket & Voltage (13) Nicky Blackmarket & Voltage (13) - Into The Future (88 MPH)(File, MP3, Single, 320) Wild West Recordings (3) WWR007 UK 2015
BIODIGI0087 Nicky Blackmarket - Flex The Tones EP album art Voltage (13) & Nicky Blackmarket Voltage (13) & Nicky Blackmarket - Flex The Tones EP(5xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Biological Beats BIODIGI0087 UK 2018
COLAB047D Nicky Blackmarket - One Part Jungle EP album art Aries And Nicky Blackmarket Aries And Nicky Blackmarket - One Part Jungle EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Co-Lab Recordings COLAB047D UK 2019
KARDIGI017 Nicky Blackmarket - Spirit EP album art Nicky Blackmarket Spirit EP(5xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Kartoons KARDIGI017 UK 2019
none Nicky Blackmarket - Follow The Leader VIP / Untitled album art Nicky Blackmarket & Dillinja / Dubwize* Nicky Blackmarket & Dillinja / Dubwize* - Follow The Leader VIP / Untitled(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Nicky Blackmarket - Moments So Dark / L.O.V.E. album art D.J. Wax / Nicky Blackmarket D.J. Wax / Nicky Blackmarket - Moments So Dark / L.O.V.E.(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

none Nicky Blackmarket - Hysteria Vol 53 album art Ruffstuff, Crissy Criss, Sly*, Logan D, Taxman (2), Nicky Black Market* Ruffstuff, Crissy Criss, Sly*, Logan D, Taxman (2), Nicky Black Market* - Hysteria Vol 53(6xCD, Comp, Promo) Hysteria (6) none UK & Ireland 2009 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

CDRAID539 Nicky Blackmarket - The Old Skool Masters album art Ratpack vs Nicky Blackmarket Ratpack vs Nicky Blackmarket - The Old Skool Masters Rumour Records CDRAID539 UK 1998 Sell This Version
AZCD07 Nicky Blackmarket - Blackmarket Presents Drum & Bass album art Nicky Blackmarket Blackmarket Presents Drum & Bass Azuli Records AZCD07 UK 2000 Sell This Version
none Nicky Blackmarket - Soundclash (Live) album art Nicky Blackmarket with Shabba D, Skibadee, MC Fearless Nicky Blackmarket with Shabba D, Skibadee, MC Fearless - Soundclash (Live)(2xCD, Mixed) Not On Label none Canada 2001 Sell This Version
BRW LPCD 01, BRWLPCD01 Nicky Blackmarket - The Big Rewind album art Nicky Blackmarket The Big Rewind(2xCD, Mixed) Trouble On Vinyl, Trouble On Vinyl BRW LPCD 01, BRWLPCD01 UK 2002 Sell This Version
B247SCDJ002 Nicky Blackmarket - Kings Of The Jungle Volume Two album art Nicky Black Market* Kings Of The Jungle Volume Two(CD, Comp, Mixed) Beats 24-7 B247SCDJ002 UK 2004 Sell This Version
07243 5 97739 2 6, VTDCD 595 Nicky Blackmarket - Jungle Drum & Bass Anthems album art Micky Finn & Nicky Blackmarket Micky Finn & Nicky Blackmarket - Jungle Drum & Bass Anthems(2xCD, Mixed) EMI, Virgin 07243 5 97739 2 6, VTDCD 595 UK 2005 Sell This Version
SLRCD001 Nicky Blackmarket - From The Vaults Vol. 1 album art Nicky Blackmarket From The Vaults Vol. 1(CD, Mixed) Sublogic Recordings SLRCD001 UK 2006 Sell This Version
HELTCD05 Nicky Blackmarket - Helter Skelter Vs Raindance Present Rave Nation The Anthems album art Slipmatt, Billy 'Daniel' Bunter* & Nicky Blackmarket Slipmatt, Billy 'Daniel' Bunter* & Nicky Blackmarket - Helter Skelter Vs Raindance Present Rave Nation The Anthems(3xCD, Comp, Mixed) Ministry Of Sound HELTCD05 UK 2007 Sell This Version
none Nicky Blackmarket - Journey Through The Underground album art Nicky Blackmarket Journey Through The Underground(CD, Ltd, Mixed) Quayside Records none UK 2016 Sell This Version

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resettheatari

resettheatari

August 30, 2019
edited 12 months ago
This guy doesn't get enough respect. Used to pop in to his shop whenever I was in London 95-97 to pick up jungle and dnb. Used to go raving at the weekend up and down the country, then call the record shops inc BM for the big tunes on promo on a Monday morning. Got loads of classics that way. Big up Nicky!

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