‘Deep House’ has taken over radio airwaves in the last six months, with worldwide hits for Robin Schulz, Klingande, Clean Bandit, Route 94, Duke Dumont & The Avener. Nicky Night Time (aka Nicky Van She) came out strong mid-2014 with his debut smash hit ‘Everybody Together’ and demolished dancefloors around the globe. Now he delivers his second single, ‘Gonna Get Better.’ This slice of straight up house music with its chunky bouncing low end, heart warming piano stabs & silky vocals of Nat Dunn, feels like an early 90’s house anthem you already know & love, wrapped in 2015 and delivered by onelove for the world.
‘Everybody Together’ topped the Australian ARIA charts for five weeks running and scored an ARIA Award nomination for ‘Best Dance Release’ along the way. The love rolled in from overseas too, with an inclusion on the worldwide release of Ministry Of Sound’s ‘Annual’ as well as heavyweight DJ support including: Aeroplane, The Magician and Digitalism, plus BBC radio taste-makers Annie Mac and Rob Da Bank.
Of course, those who know Nicky (Nicholas Routledge on his passport) wouldn’t be too surprised. The producer/singer/guitarist’s golden touch has shone bright through his various incarnations. Since 2002, he’s fronted Sydney digital pop auteurs Van She, who cracked the ARIA Top 10 with their debut record and toured alongside indie royalty like the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Bloc Party and Phoenix.
Under the Van She Tech alter ego (with bandmate Michael Di Francesco), he spun gold with red-hot remixes of Empire Of The Sun, Tiga, Feist, The Presets and Daft Punk. Notably, their rewiring of Utah Saints’ club weapon ‘Something Good’ crashed the UK top 10 in 2008, revitalising the classic all over again.
And yet, Nicky Night Time is now his focus first and foremost, whether it’s partying up in the clubs or bunkering down in the studio. Over the last few months, he’s dropped a handful of high-profile remixes under his latest moniker, including re-rubs of Shadow Child and Doorly’s aptly-titled ‘Piano Weapon,’ Tiga’s techy triumph ‘Bugatti’ and Gorgan City’s latest featuring Jennifer Hudson ‘Go All Night.’
They’re the perfect primer for ‘Gonna Get Better.’ Blending his potent talent and boundless passion for the genre, the new material guarantees he’ll be one of house music’s hottest properties in 2015.
Grab your copy of Gonna Get Better at
NICKY NIGHT TIME – GONNA GET BETTER TOUR 2015
22 Feb – Marco Polo, Sydney
28 Feb – SuperLove, Melbourne
7 Mar – Electric Circus, Adelaide
14 Mar – The Helm, Sunshine Coast
21 Mar – TBC Club, Brisbane
22 Mar – Sundaze Fundaze, Newcastle
25 Mar – Akuna Club, Perth
5 Apr – Watsons Bay Hotel, Sydney
11 Apr – Sets In The City, Perth