Nicky Blackmarket

Nicky Blackmarket

Real Name:
Nicky Andersson-Gylden
Profile:
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 Dave Piccioni, bought Blackmarket Records in Soho from Steve Jervier & Derek B. 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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Nicky Blackmarket Discography

Albums

SVDB033 Andy C, DJ Friction, DJ Zinc, Nicky Blackmarket, Logistics, Nu:Tone, Chase & Status, Fresh, Gerard Andy C, DJ Friction, DJ Zinc, Nicky Blackmarket, Logistics, Nu:Tone, Chase & Status, Fresh, Gerard - Westfest 2005(8xCass, Club, Ltd, Mixed) Slammin' Vinyl SVDB033 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

GYRO 002 Nicky Blackmarket D'Bounce EP Vol 1 (EP) Gyroscope Records GYRO 002 UK 1992 Sell This Version
none Nicky Blackmarket D'Bounce Vol 2 Gyroscope Records none UK 1992 Sell This Version
QUAY*13 Nicky Blackmarket & Formula 7 Nicky Blackmarket & Formula 7 - Maniacs Vol 1 Quayside Records QUAY*13 UK 1994 Sell This Version
LSR+BM+002 Adam F & Slipmaster J / Nicky Blackmarket Adam F & Slipmaster J / Nicky Blackmarket - Part 2 Lucky Spin Recordings LSR+BM+002 UK 1994 Sell This Version
EASYDJ 038 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 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 Phantasy* / Nicky Blackmarket & MC Skibadee* Phantasy* / Nicky Blackmarket & MC Skibadee* - Crank / Easy Run Tingz Easy Records EASYDJ041 UK 2008 Sell This Version
EED011 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

DJ Mixes

CDRAID 539 Ratpack vs Nicky Blackmarket Ratpack vs Nicky Blackmarket - The Old Skool Masters(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Rumour Records CDRAID 539 UK 1998 Sell This Version
BRW LPCD 01, BRWLPCD01 Nicky Blackmarket The Big Rewind(2xCD, Mixed) Trouble On Vinyl, Trouble On Vinyl BRW LPCD 01, BRWLPCD01 UK 2002 Sell This Version
B247SCDJ002 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 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(CD, Mixed) Sublogic Recordings SLRCD001 UK 2006 Sell This Version
HELTCD05 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

Miscellaneous

none Stevie Hyper D. & Nicky Blackmarket Stevie Hyper D. & Nicky Blackmarket - The Junglist Soldier(CDr, Mixed) Not On Label none UK 1995 Sell This Version
none07 Nicky Blackmarket & Sugars* Nicky Blackmarket & Sugars* - Breakin' Science vs. Jungle Fever(Cass) Breakin Science, Jungle Fever none07 UK 2003 Sell This Version
none Gammer, Darren Styles, Hixxy, Joey Riot, Sy, Marc Smith, Stylus & Audiojunkie, Squad-E, Last Of The Mohicans, Nicky Blackmarket, Klubfiller, DJ Mob*, Pikey, Fretman Gammer, Darren Styles, Hixxy, Joey Riot, Sy, Marc Smith, Stylus & Audiojunkie, Squad-E, Last Of The Mohicans, Nicky Blackmarket, Klubfiller, DJ Mob*, Pikey, Fretman - Hardcore Heaven - December 2010 CD Pack(7xCD) Hardcore Heaven none 2010 Sell This Version