Nikolai might just be the most patient producer in house music. A clip of his track Purple Groove was uploaded to his Soundcloud account just under a year ago, jumped on by Richy Ahmed, and since then it’s become a festival and club monster. Now, Purple Groove is finally getting a release via Solardo’s Solä imprint.
With Richy Ahmed jumping on as an early adopter, the record has been played at Space Ibiza, Tomorrowland, BPM Festival and plenty more of the world’s biggest events. Support from Skream, Patrick Topping and Solardo followed and now Nikolai’s debut single has grown into a serious club anthem contender.
21-year-old producer and DJ Nikolai has all the makings of a future star, drawing on the tech house music explosion of recent years, he’s adopted the hallmarks of the genre while giving it his own unique Mancunian twist. A twist that’s clearly getting the DJ elite excited about his groove.