Electric Zoo Artist Spotlight: Netsky
When it comes to drum and bass, there is one name that you absolutely need to know – Netsky. He has released two full length albums, been nominated for Essential Mix Of The Year, and has headlined festivals all around the world. Not bad for a guy who just turned twenty three years old. He’s playing the main stage at Electric Zoo this year and in our view he is an artist that you absolutely need to see. Click after the break for more on this Belgian drum and bass prodigy.
Just a few years ago, Netsky — real name Boris Daenen — was still making music and practicing his mixing in his bedroom. He began sending out his productions to some small labels and managed to release a few tracks that were generally well received. His big break came when Chris Goss, one of the founders of drum and bass power house Hospital Records, got in touch to say that he had heard some of Netsky’s work and that they wanted to sign him to Hospital.
Plan B – The Recluse (Netsky Remix)
The move proved to be monumental for Netsky’s career. He went from making records in his bedroom to working alongside drum and bass legends like High Contrast and Danny Byrd. A debut album and several high profile remixes followed firmly cementing Netsky’s place in the upper echelons of the drum and bass world.
Skream feat. Sam Frank – Anticipate (Netsky Remix)
Since then, Netsky’s star has continued to soar and he is about to play on the mainstage of one of the United States’ biggest music festivals. We see only bright things in his future as he has shown no signs of resting on his laurels. Netsky recently released 2, his second studio album.
If you’re looking for something a bit off the beaten path, we suggest you are present when Netsky takes to the decks on Friday. Netsky is a true talent and his set is sure to be one of the highlights of the weekend. With that all said, we’ll leave you with a favorite throwback – Netsky’s remix of Miike Snow’s “Black and Blue.”