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Tech houser on his first gig!

“My first gig was at the age of 17 in a club called Vibration [in Karlsruhe, Germany], where I eventually became a resident after this first gig.

I used to go there every weekend with my friends; you could meet up every week and almost the exact same people would be in the club. It was a fantastic atmosphere, a great time in my life.

My first gig was a house and breakbeat vinyl set, which was quite normal at the time. I had all the EPs from the label Knight Force and my favourite house label at that time was Strictly Rhythm.

The first record of my set was an old DJ Mayhem breakbeat tune. I was so nervous I had problems putting the tone arm on the vinyl! I had been practising like crazy before that night, always mixed the first two vinyls together again and again. To be honest, by the end of the set I was really happy to finish, and just started partying hard with my friends. The other guest DJs were Mickey Finn and a house DJ from the US, George Morel.”

* Nick Curly 'Between The Lines' Bonus Edition is released 4th March on Defected.