Harvey, a DJ/producer/audio engineer from Zurich, Switzerland
who recently created
his own music label, Nick Harvey Music, is on the verge of breaking out
of the pack of his peers. This was not something that happened overnight
however but an evolution with an eye towards the future. Harvey
began his career as a
DJ in 1995, playing some of the largest gay parties in his country,
including the Black Party in Zurich
and True Colors in
Berne. As someone that
has began traveling across
Europe, including regular bookings at Delicious in Vienna
and NY Club in Munich.
of age listening to and enjoying techno and hardcore but feels most
comfortable surrounding himself in the sounds of
New York’s tribal rhythms. With
a degree in audio engineering he set out to make the music that he loved
so much - Stomping tribal drums, massive build-ups, beautiful diva
anthems and beats meant for the runways of packed dance floors.
Harvey has spent several years fine tuning his craft and sound and
credits several producers and DJ’s as inspirations including, Peter
Rauhofer (U.S.) and DJ Escape (U.S.). But it was one
legend that Harvey
really connected to and eventually, began a mentoring relationship with:
DJ/producer Junior Vasquez. After continuing this association for a
three year period, the two officially began working together on several
projects in 2008. With Harvey on board as Vasquez’s audio engineer,
the pair crafted remixes for top acts such as Britney Spears (“Womanizer”,
“Circus” and “If You Seek Amy”) and, Pink (“Please Don’t
Leave Me” and “Sober”).
has also impacted in the U.S. with remix productions of his
own for several artists, including “Never,” a number one hit for
internationally known dance diva Kristine W., and “Drop a House
‘09” by DJ DeMarko ft. Heather Leigh West which was released on
Tommyboy Silver Label in the U.S. Add to that the list of exclusive
mixes crafted for Junior Vazquez’s dance floor - including
Harvey’s update of Diana Ross’ “Take Me Higher” which still has
crowds erupting in cheers a year after Vasquez debuted it - and you have an extensive catalogue of work.
Harvey Music was the next logical step in Harvey’s career. It is Harvey ’s way to build upon his early successes and
experiences in the music industry; his way of taking matters into his
own hands. Nick Harvey Music will release songs that may have never
gotten heard due to the climate in the music industry today and hire
remixers from across the globe to create its rhythmic soundscape. The
first major signing and release was “Struck by Luv” by Lectroluv ft.
his defining sound and label in place, Nick Harvey is ready to make his
mark across the globe and steer the tribal sounds and anthems of
towards the future.
Join the ride.
by Scott McDowell