We spoke to Nic Fanciulli ahead of his size? sessions (20:20 Mix)
For our 20th birthday celebrations, we’re asking some of our favourite DJs, producers and collectors to select and mix 20 tracks exclusively for our all-new size? sessions (20:20 Mix) series.
Last week we kicked things off with a top-class mix from renowned Belgium-born DJ LeFtO, and for our second instalment, Nic Fanciulli is taking to the decks.
House DJ, Grammy-nominated producer and Saved Records label owner, Nic has constantly sat as one of the UK’s finest exports in electronic music throughout the last decade.
Ahead of his mix – which drops on Friday 10th April 20:20PM – we got to know Nic a little bit better and find out about his musical influences and favourite footwear.
Keep on reading and check it out...
Introduce yourself and what's your shoe size?
"My name is Nic Fanciulli and I wear a size 9."
What would you say your style/genre is?
"House Music - anything with a groove."
What are you best known for?
"Playing music around the world."
What is your song of the year so far?
"Taiki Nulight - Back 2 U (Original Mix)"
Do you have an interesting fact about yourself, or any hobbies outside of music?
"I grew up in Kenya, on the beach, in a city called Mombasa. My first language was Swahili."
When did you start getting into music and where did it all stem from?
"I was into music from a young age. My dad always played a lot of disco in the house. I remember buying my first album Micheal Jackson off the wall. The rest is history."
What/who inspired your sound today? Can you tell us how your sound has evolved?
"I enjoy many genres and sounds so the DJs that inspired me early on were guys like Laurent Garnier and Francois K. They have such an amazing range of music and would play everything from disco to techno to drum and bass.
I think this really made me open up and appreciate every genre of music. Along the way, people like Sasha & Digweed, Carl Cox & Lee Burridge also influenced me and kinda shaped the sound I play today."
Which up and coming artists can you recommend for us to keep an eye out for in 2020?
"Black Circle…he’s gonna be huge!"
Can you remember buying your first pair of sneakers, if so what were they?
"I just had to ask my mum this. She said it was a pair of Hi-Tech trainers with a stopwatch in the tongue."
What are the latest pair of trainers you have purchased?
"The all-black Nike x Sacai collaboration."
What’s your go-to pair for DJing or for out on the dancefloor?
"I like to be comfy when I'm djing so I normally wear Nike Air Max 90s."
What is your all-time favourite pair?
"Louis Vuitton 408’s designed by Virgil Abloh"
Is there any particular silhouette launching soon you hope to get your hands on?
"I always love what Virgil does, so I will be asking him for the new Jordan Off-Whites in cream."
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