402 Nail

Guest Mix Info

Nail’s first gigs as a DJ were at school, offering to save the school money instead of booking the local mobile disco. He played for free, spinning early house classics (and the odd Erasure remix). It’s in his bones…

He eventually started playing the clubs in his hometown of Nottingham in the early 90s, including sets at the legendary DiY events at places like The Marcus Garvey Centre. His first release came on the DiY comp Strictly 4 Groovers on WARP records in 1993, the now classic track Cassiopeia. The Beeston EP followed in 1994, the first of a number of EPs for DiY, as well as his debut album Big D’s Lounge in 1996. A remix for Inner City was also a highlight of this busy mid 90s period. Nail has since had records and remixes with Classic, Robsoul and Mosaic among many more, including his own label 89:Ghost, started in 2014.

After taking time out from house music to focus on Bent, with Simon Mills, he returned to DJing in mid 2010s, playing all over Europe at venues such as Fabric, Tresor and Metronome.
He has new tracks coming out soon on labels such as Bid Musik, Groovphoria and Odour Recordings, and it’s with great pleasure we welcome him into the SB guest mix series.


That Kid Chris – Found Love
Northn – Danse Wit Me
Don Swing – Deep Banger (Instrumental)
Evan (UK) – Know What I Mean
Turntables Night Fever – Stop The Boogie
L!to – Breakin
Josh Stone – Ok!Stop!
Audio Soul Project – Still Dub
Hiast – The Heat
Supra House Collectif – Anthem
DJ Mes – Ready To Rumble
Justin Joe – Grvity Point
Chemars – Dat Groove

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