My name is Dan Nicholas, born in Newport, South Wales in 1980. I was fortunate to grow up in an era when a mullet was a perfectly acceptable haircut and it was worn with pride. I have always been passionate about music across any and every genre. I grew up idolising the Beastie Boys and late 80's / 90's Hip Hop groups like Run DMC, Naughty by Nature, De La Soul, Public Enemy, Tribe Called Quest and Wu Tang Clan to name a few.
This combined with my mother's excellent taste in music, I grew up on a healthy diet of Hip Hop, Soul, Funk, Disco and Motown music which would later evolve into all areas of dance music, metal and everything in between. Starting at the age of 14, I DJ'ed at my school discos in the hope of one day being a succesful DJ. Moving to Cardiff in 2001, I went back to my roots and started playing Soul, Funk, Disco and Hip - Hop. I was incredibly lucky and managed to land a 6 year residency at the legendary and notorious, original Soda Bar in Cardiff. This break would lead to me playing at various clubs and festivals around the UK before retiring four years ago.
I have also studied music technology at degree level and taught music technology, ICT and creative media in secondary school education for over 10 years. I also raised over £14,000 to setup a music studio for the pupils at one of my previous schools to learn music production, DJing / MCing as well as traditional musical instruments.