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. At this time he played under the name DJ Magical E. 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.

His daughter is now DJing drum 'n' bass under the name DJ Millz.
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Singles & EPs

GYRO 002 D'Bounce EP Vol 1 — Nicky Blackmarket Nicky Blackmarket D'Bounce EP Vol 1 (EP) Gyroscope Records GYRO 002 UK 1992 Sell This Version
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none D'Bounce Vol 2 — Nicky Blackmarket Nicky Blackmarket D'Bounce Vol 2 Gyroscope Records none UK 1992 Sell This Version
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LSR+BM+002 Part 2 — Nicky Blackmarket 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
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QUAY*13 Maniacs Vol 1 — Nicky Blackmarket Nicky Blackmarket & Formula 7 Nicky Blackmarket & Formula 7 - Maniacs Vol 1 Quayside Records QUAY*13 UK 1994 Sell This Version
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EASYDJ 038 Crank / Backin' Time — Nicky Blackmarket DJ Phantasy & Nicky Blackmarket Feat. Skibadee DJ Phantasy & Nicky Blackmarket Feat. Skibadee - Crank / Backin' Time Easy Records EASYDJ 038 UK 2007 Sell This Version
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none Asylum / Intro Toon / Kiss 100 FM Jingles — Nicky Blackmarket 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
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EASYDJ041 Crank / Easy Run Tingz — Nicky Blackmarket Phantasy* / Nicky Blackmarket & MC Skibadee* Phantasy* / Nicky Blackmarket & MC Skibadee* - Crank / Easy Run Tingz Easy Records EASYDJ041 UK 2008 Sell This Version
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EED011 Crank (Rahmanee Remix / Breakologists Remix) — Nicky Blackmarket 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
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BB007 The United Colours Of Benefit Vol.2 — Nicky Blackmarket Social Security & Nicky Blackmarket Social Security & Nicky Blackmarket - The United Colours Of Benefit Vol.2(4xFile, FLAC, EP) Benefit Beats BB007 UK 2013
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WWR007 Into The Future (88 MPH) — Nicky Blackmarket Nicky Blackmarket & Voltage (13) Nicky Blackmarket & Voltage (13) - Into The Future (88 MPH)(File, MP3, Single, 320) Wild West Recordings (3) WWR007 UK 2015
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BIODIGI0087 Flex The Tones EP — Nicky Blackmarket Voltage (13) & Nicky Blackmarket Voltage (13) & Nicky Blackmarket - Flex The Tones EP(5xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Biological Beats BIODIGI0087 UK 2018
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COLAB047D One Part Jungle EP — Nicky Blackmarket Aries And Nicky Blackmarket Aries And Nicky Blackmarket - One Part Jungle EP(4xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Co-Lab Recordings COLAB047D UK 2019
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KARDIGI017 Spirit EP — Nicky Blackmarket Nicky Blackmarket Spirit EP(5xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Kartoons KARDIGI017 UK 2019
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BIODIGI0157 Let It Roll EP — Nicky Blackmarket Exile (37) & Nicky Blackmarket Exile (37) & Nicky Blackmarket - Let It Roll EP(3xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Biological Beats BIODIGI0157 UK 2022
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HED032 Freedom To Party EP — Nicky Blackmarket Nicky Blackmarket, Origin8a & Propa Nicky Blackmarket, Origin8a & Propa - Freedom To Party EP(5xFile, FLAC, EP) Hardcore Energy (2) HED032 2022
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none Follow The Leader (VIP) / Untitled — Nicky Blackmarket Nicky Blackmarket & Dillinja / Dubwize* Nicky Blackmarket & Dillinja / Dubwize* - Follow The Leader (VIP) / Untitled(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK Unknown Sell This Version
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none Moments So Dark / L.O.V.E. — Nicky Blackmarket 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
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DJ Mixes

none The Junglist Soldier — Nicky Blackmarket Stevie Hyper D. & Nicky Blackmarket Stevie Hyper D. & Nicky Blackmarket - The Junglist Soldier(CDr, Mixed) Not On Label none UK 1995 Sell This Version
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CDRAID539 The Old Skool Masters — Nicky Blackmarket Ratpack vs Nicky Blackmarket Ratpack vs Nicky Blackmarket - The Old Skool Masters Rumour Records CDRAID539 UK 1998 Sell This Version
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AZCD07 Blackmarket Presents Drum & Bass — Nicky Blackmarket Nicky Blackmarket Blackmarket Presents Drum & Bass Azuli Records AZCD07 UK 2000 Sell This Version
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none Soundclash (Live) — Nicky Blackmarket 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
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BRW LPCD 01, BRWLPCD01 The Big Rewind — Nicky Blackmarket Nicky Blackmarket The Big Rewind(2xCD, Mixed) Trouble On Vinyl, Trouble On Vinyl BRW LPCD 01, BRWLPCD01 UK 2002 Sell This Version
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B247SCDJ002 Kings Of The Jungle - Volume Two — Nicky Blackmarket Nicky Black Market* Kings Of The Jungle - Volume Two(CD, Comp, Mixed) Beats 24-7 B247SCDJ002 UK 2004 Sell This Version
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07243 5 97739 2 6, VTDCD 595 Jungle Drum & Bass Anthems — Nicky Blackmarket 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
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SLRCD001 From The Vaults Vol. 1 — Nicky Blackmarket Nicky Blackmarket From The Vaults Vol. 1(CD, Mixed) Sublogic Recordings SLRCD001 UK 2006 Sell This Version

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resettheatari

August 30, 2019
edited over 3 years 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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