Jun 11, 2011
Nick Warren

DJ/producer veteran Nick Warren has been making significant contributions to the EDM scene for quite some time now, including his famous Global Underground project. Learn more about GU and his interesting take on how the industry will evolve in our exclusive interview.

Nick Warren - Buenos Aires (Original Mix) [Hope]
LessThan3: How did you get started in EDM, and what were your first influences?
Nick: Well I was always the one with a cassette tape and whenever I went to parties I usually was the guy who everyone turned to in order to get some music going. Then people asked me to DJ at house parties, and then at small clubs, bigger clubs, and finally the whole rave scene!
LessThan3: Can you tell us a bit about other trance artists you admire? Any promising new names?
Nick: There are just so many talented young guys right now. A few of my favorites include a guy named Solee; he is from Europe and has a huge future in front of him. There is a girl from Argentina called Victoria R who is a great producer and I think that she is going to do really well.
LessThan3: Tell us about your Global Underground project. How it has contributed to your career?
Nick: I have done eight Global Underground series and it has been going on for a long, long time. It has just been great to be involved; the whole series has to do with just parties, cities, and really exciting times.
LessThan3: What’s your favorite venue to play at?
Nick: I think the best club is the Passion of Buenos Aires in Argentina. Then just up the road there are a few great clubs in Brazil that are right on the sand and ocean. My favorite one is called BLAT, and it just a dark room underground with no light in there at all–the only light is on the CD player and you can’t see any faces. If it gets too hot they just open the roof and it’s like natural air conditioning.
LessThan3: In what ways do you see your abilities to reach out to your fanbase improving with the arrival of new technology?
Nick: Technology has made your fanbase worldwide; it’s like everyone is your next door neighbor. All the new technology in the DJing world is making the whole experience accessible to everyone with programs such as Ableton, Logic, and Reason. This just means that DJing is not an impossible task anymore, because now you can learn to make a track in a matter of days of weeks.
LessThan3: Do you have any predictions for this decade regarding how the music industry will change?
Nick: I’m thinking and hoping that there might be a trend for people to come through and gravitate towards a physical product. People like to hold on to something and have something to touch so that they will remember it all of their lives, like a book. There are also going to be a lot of bands doing vinyl again.
LessThan3: What is the perfect way to end a night post-set?
Nick: In my early days it was probably an afterparty, though now if I can have a glass of wine and can get into bed and sleep well that would be perfect. I like my sleep nowadays.
LessThan3: What’s something about yourself that you’d like your fans around the world to know?
Nick: Just keep faith in the music and keep searching for those special records. I love finding hidden gems on sites and blogs that may have never appeared on Beatport or iTunes.
LessThan3: If the world were to end in LessThan3 minutes and you had an iPod with every song, what would you listen to?
Nick: Song to the Siren by This Mortal Coil.
LessThan3: Describe your sound in LessThan3 words.
Nick: Melodic, Energy.
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