Nik Feral – 30 minute guest mix on Brain Food – 11.30pm to 1am – 7th of September
It’s the 21st May, 1982. Opening night of The Hacienda club in Manchester, England. British comedian Bernard Manning stands on a rickety stage and proclaims: “Ive played some shit-holes during my time, but this is really something”.
Little did Nik know that this now infamous club would become the throbbing core of the UK house and techno scene throughout the late 80’s and early 90’s. By the time Manchester-born house and techno producer Nik Feral began thrilling audiences across Europe with his scalpel-sharp arrangements, The Hacienda was long closed.
That’s not to say Nik Feral doesn’t have the weight of Manchester’s legacy behind him; and with history comes expectation. It’s Nik Feral’s ability to seamlessly weave multiple ideas and multiple structures into his arrangements that sets him apart. He does so without the mix ever sounding too clogged, too cluttered, too claustrophobic. Maybe that’s why he is winning increasing support from artists throughout the industry.
Check out Nik Feral’s music below then listen to Brain Food this Thursday night for his EXCLUSIVE guest mix!