Nic Fanciulli



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Nic Fanciulli

A name synonymous with electronic music culture, Nic Fanciulli represents the formative generation of DJs that carved Ibiza’s status within dance music; his career has spanned two decades at the forefront of the underground music scene. With so many projects constantly in the works, Fanciulli stands out as a truly multifaceted artist, with this proving the key to his longevity in an increasingly fast-paced industry.

Nic’s career began with working in a record store and handing out demo tapes. Fast forward several years and his skills now pull crowds of over 40,000 internationally and have earned him a remarkable 3 residencies in the clubbing mecca of Ibiza including his own ‘La Familia’ at the 5000 capacity venue Ushuaia and ‘We Are The Night’ at Pacha. The latter saw support from the likes of Sasha, Tiga, and Guy Gerber, whilst in 2016 Nic played the final ever closing set of the renowned club Space in an incendiary six hour b2b performance with Carl Cox. Nic returned to the venue in 2017 to mark the new era of ‘Hi Ibiza’ for his weekly residency ‘In The Dark’ alongside Steve Lawler, Joris Voorn, and Luciano, and has proven himself a hugely influential figure in the popularity of the venue.

The Grammy-nominated producer is responsible for a high output of sleek, intelligent yet driving house and techno and his remix of Gorillaz ft. Vince Staples track ‘Ascension’ received vast critical acclaim in 2017. The desire to share music with others has always been a driving force in Nic’s career, which led to him founding one of the UK’s biggest house and techno labels Saved Records in 2005. A purveyor of international house and techno, Saved has become a global brand renowned for it’s cutting-edge releases from wide ranging producers such as Adam Beyer, Joris Voorn, Hot Since 82, Andrea Oliva and Guti and collaborations with Young Turks’ Jamie XX and Romy to name a few.

Nic released his 16-track debut album ‘My Heart in 2017, an LP that was 10 years in the making. The production features the likes of Damon Albarn, Jamie Principle and Kanye West collaborator CONSTANCE, and has served as an open, creative space where Nic set out to delve into unexpected and experimental soundscapes presenting both club-ready tracks and more downtempo records for the home-listener. “I’ve spent so much time and effort making this album that it’s essentially become a part of me, it has become my heart and my soul”, Nic Explains. The album’s success saw Nic slated to perform only two exclusive ‘My Heart’ live shows at Miami’s Art Basel alongside album collaborators Agoria, Audion, Eagles & Butterflies, with another show scheduled at Village Underground in London for January 2018.

It’s this continued desire to share his experiences that also led to Nic to found his boutique festival, The Social. Beginning life as a way of bringing world-class names to Maidstone, The Social has grown from a one day event to a three day festival, and has branched out to hold parties in Mexico and Columbia, and many more in 2018. The festival continues to go from strength to strength, with a 2017 line-up which included the likes of Carl Cox, Nina Kravitz, Apollonia and Sasha & John Digweed, who’s first show back together was at The Social in 2016.

Nic remains an Ibiza regular with dates at circoloco, Paradise and ANTS and appearances at festivals including Tomorrowland, Mysteryland and Movement. Playing a Resistance festival residency that spanned across Columbia, Brazil, Peru and Buenos Aires, Nic’s journey to his current status has been an entirely organic one, born out of his genuine love for the scene and a desire to share this with others. His tireless work ethic has sees him continue to tour the globe relentlessly, expanding his many projects along the way. 2018 is set to be yet another landmark year for the artist where for the first time he’ll be debuting a fashion collaboration with celebrated designer Marc Jacques Burton.

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Winter Music Conference is my ground zero. It has always provided the perfect storm of opportunity and excitement for up and coming artists, including myself back in 2003, where I first caught a glimpse of how it felt to have an audience respond to my work. Over the years, I’ve always made it a point to have WMC in my calendar because that’s the spot where everyone congregates and you can feel it in the air. Creativity, brother and sisterhood, FUN and most of all the chance to come together as a community and celebrate the reason we are all here—the music.”



I first went to WMC ’87, the year I started Big Beat. It was an incredibly inspiring congregation of indie labels, DJs, artists, songwriters, producers and dance music lovers dedicated to breaking and discovering new music. WMC has been instrumental in furthering the dance and electronic cause; keeping the community connected, vital and relevant, and serving as an amazing springboard for talent. It’s a fantastic crucible for the future of dance music. Long may it live.

Craig Kallman

CEO & Co-Chairman Atlantic Records, Founder Big Beat Records

Having only missed the very first year of WMC in 1985, it was 1986-1990 that initially placed me on the map globally due to the international attendance of the entire dance music community. All throughout the 90s I was often getting written about by various high profile mags and websites for having contributed to help break many artists, DJs, producers and remixers. WMC enabled me to bring many top industry people together all under one roof, especially at Groove Jet, where house music officially met Techno in my sets and it’s all been uphill since…TBC

Danny Tenaglia

DJ, Producer

If you want to know about our industry from the people that make it happen then go to WMC. It’s an accelerated masterclass in all things dance music.

Carl Cox

DJ/Intec Records

The Winter Music Conference represents a chance for Beatport to connect directly with our customer community. Having a strong conference means we have a platform to embrace the entire spectrum of electronic music culture. We are proud to support the resurgence of this great event.

Jonas Tempel

Beatport, Co-Founder