- West Sussex, UK
- Joined on May 19, 2004
DJ Style: UK Chart, R&B, Party, 80’s, 90’s, Drum and Bass, Garage, Electronic House, Club Classics.
Booking E-mail: email@example.com
Online DJ Mix 3: Reflex’s 'Unplanned done in "One take" Club DJ Mix Part 3'
Online DJ Mix 2: Reflex's 'Unplanned done in "One take” Drum and Bass DJ Mix'
Online DJ Mix 1: Reflex's 'Unplanned done in “One take” UK chart mix”
DJ Website: http://www.flexiblemedia.co.uk
MySpace Page: http://www.myspace.com/reflex
About Nick Howard:
Nick Howard is more commonly known under his production and DJ name “Reflex”. Nick is a DJ and Producer with excellent credentials. His successful 10 year DJ career has seen him play in some of the world’s most prestigious venues, consistently wowing crowds with distinctly unique mixing style and energy behind the decks. His sets are always fresh, original and well thought about, combining upfront tracks, yet to be released MP3's, promos, white labels, club classics and acapellas on three decks - This ensures that Nick stands out from the rest.
Nick plays all music popular music genres, from Electronic house to Drum and Bass, R&B to Reggae, 80’s classics to Heavy Rock. The music Nick plays, is tailored specifically for each booking whether it is a New Years Eve club booking in Spain, or a corporate event in one of London’s prestigious Hotels. You can always expect a high quality polished sound, with a professional service tailored to each client.
Info about bookings:
Nick welcomes DJ bookings from all over the world, and enjoys playing to all crowds - large or small - and the reasonable rates he charges for his performances reflect this. Nick is available for guest DJ slots and residencies in clubs and bars whatever the music policy. E-mail Nick details of your event to firstname.lastname@example.org and he will get right back to you.
DJ Club Experience:
Nick has played at well over 100 venues worldwide, here are some of the highlights:
- Ministry of Sound, London
- Ultra Music festival, Miami
- The Landmark Hotel, London
- The Brixton Academy, London
- Chelsea town hall, London
- Royal college of arts, London
- Marriott Hotel, Bristol
- Tiger Tiger, Cardiff
- The Park, Golf and Country club, Bristol
- Bristol Golf Club, Bristol
- Disco Bells, Mallorca
- The Sanctuary, Birmingham
- The Jury’s Inn hotel, Bristol
- Passion, Leicester
- Hanover Grand, London
DJ / Producer Biography:
Nick Howard began learning his trade at the age of 16, when he bought his first set of belt drive turntables of a school friend. For the next few years he practised his skills in the comfort of his bedroom, whilst making almost daily trips to his local record store. This was to be the beginning of his musical career as a DJ and a Producer. After returning home at the age of 20 after completing his college studies, Nick landed himself a show on a local radio station “N-Joi FM”. This really opened up a lot of opportunities for Nick, and his weekly Drum and Bass mix show attracted listeners from across Surrey and adjacent counties. During this period Nick learned a lot about Radio presenting and was also involved behind the scenes at the station. As well as Nick’s weekly radio show, Nick was being booked at various club nights and parties in and around the Guildford area. This lead to a residency at the legendary One Nation club night “New Nation”. Since then Nick has Gone on to play with some of the biggest names in Drum and Bass, highlights include, Goldie, Andy c, Shy Fx, Grooverider, DJ Hype, Simon Bassline Smith, DJ SS, Teebee, Twisted Individual, Vicious Circle, Dylan, Gridlok, Distorted Minds, Kenny Ken.
In 2001 Nick had his first record release under the name of “ Reflex”, this was released on Nick’s own record label “Flexible records”. The successes of this release lead to a review in “DJ” magazine, a world renowned music publication. The first release on Nick’s record label also gained DJ support from many of the scenes top DJ’s as well as a play on BBC radio 1’s Drum and Bass show.
The next few years were spent DJ'ing in and around the Surrey area at venues such as The University of Surrey, Bojangles, Guildford and many more. Dj’ing by night, and working in the studio by day were the main musical activities during this period.
In 2004 Nick decided to go back to University and Completed a BA (Hons) degree in Contemporary Music Business and Music Production at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford, Surrey. Whilst in his first year at ACM, Nick Successfully beat a number of candidates to a position of employment at Ministry of Sound, London. The role was as a record Label assistant at Incentive records, based at the Ministry of Sound offices in London. Nick worked for a legendary figure in the industry, and answered directly to Mr Nick Halkes, the head of Incentive records, and ex boss for XL recordings, the prodigy’s first record label. Nick Halkes is now head of dance music at EMI. This experience was invaluable to Nicks Career, and he learned a lot from this position. After his 6 month period at Ministry of Sound, Nick then went on to work for a Record Distribution Company based in Hackney, London. His position at PDC distribution was as an A&R manager. Unfortunately in 2005 this company went into liquidation, due to the changing trends in the music industry and falling record sales.
After leaving this position, and completing the Music degree in 2005, Nick decided to concentrate on his own productions and Flexible record became a Ltd company in 2005 and changed its name to Flexible Media Ltd.
In March 2006 Nick attended the winter music conference in Miami, representing his own label, Flexible Media. This proved to be a productive trip and Nick managed to play DJ sets at a number of venues including the Beatport remix hotel and the Laundry bar.
On returning from the winter music conference, Nick decided to relocate his recording studio from Guildford to Bristol, and in May 2006 Flexible Media opened its Bristol studio. Nick concentrated his efforts on working with a number of Bristol based artists, and bands. These years were good years and Nick continued learning his craft as a mix engineer and record producer by day, and Dj’ing at Club nights, corporate events and private parties, across the UK, working for a number of DJ agencies. A highlight of 2006 was working and recording with legendary reggae guitarist , the late, Barry “Jah Live” Thomas.
After a busy Christmas season working as a DJ in Bristol, Nick returned to the winter music conference 2007 in Miami, where he played DJ sets at the Ultra music festival, Therapy sessions Miami , and the beatport remix hotel event. On returning, Nick continued to promote his music, and run the recording studio, where he worked on projects ranging from reggae to house, Drum and Bass to Pop.
2008 proved to be a great year for Nick, and he expanded his recording studio, moving into larger premises, with several rehearsal rooms, and a DJ room. At the end of 2008 Nick found himself starring in the New Warner Brothers Music video for the award winning band “Pendulum”. Nick also found himself booked as warmup DJ for Simon Webbe's UK club tour, and played at "Panache" in Bristol to over 1000 screaming "Blue" Fans. Nick was also booked to warmup for new chart topping act H20 on Newyears eve 2008. Nick is currently working with the Guinness book of records fastest rapper “Daddy Freddy” from Jamaica. Nick is also embarking on a new dance project with platinum selling new age artist “Medwyn Goodall”. Aswell as the projects, Nick has been selected By Taja, from Way out west fame, to work as the head producer and engineer on her forthcoming album project.
2009 and beyond.......