Sick Rick – February 9th

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Here is a little bit of bio…..

Sick Rick

Son of a guitar-maker and daughter of a Tracy Chapman-lover, Rick Grant aka Sick Rick aka the kind of boy you don’t take home to mother had always been around music, way before he realised it could get you paid and laid in the space of a few hours.
Initally hooked on progressive, Rick found his way to tech-house and, subsequently, breaks. The groove-based sounds of Bushwacka! and Nathan Coles were the ones he’d been looking for, and he spent many late nights working blending them with the house and electro records he loved.

After talking his way into a job co-producing Tayo’s Dread At The Controls show on Kiss100, Rick met (and impressed) Dom B of breakbeat supremos Stanton Warriors. He was asked to help run their Punks imprint, and made resident at their Stanton Sessions nights at Fabric. Having also impressed the Fabric staff with his subtle warm-up selections, he was asked back and has since played the club eight times in the last year, alongside the likes of Justice, Booka Shade, Plump DJs, DJ Yoda and Ame, capping 2006 by playing their New Years Eve party.

At the same time, Sick Rick also began to forge a strong studio partnership with Marine Parade’s Alex Metric, and the two collaborated on the massive ‘Space Hopper’, which picked up plays from all the big breaks DJs and was signed to Stanton Warriors’ Beats label. The duo were also responsible for some huge ‘under-the-counter’ edits, with their rework of Booka Shade’s classic ‘Mandarine Girl’ finding it’s way onto the 30th Fabriclive compilation.

Earlier this year, Sick Rick was named as ‘One To Watch in 2007’ by IDJ magazine. He added weight to the title by promptly licensing fresh track ‘Spread’ to General Midi’s Y4K compilation (under his and Alex Metric’s new What What What alter-ego), and completing a huge remix of Stanton Warriors’ ‘Seeker’ track. With regular slots at Fabric, another New Years Eve booking alongside the likes of Sinden, Skream and Audion, and gigs abroad in Budapest and Ibiza, 2007 has been a seriously unwell year for Sick Rick.

Listen to some of his tunes here and watch out for an exclusive mix coming up….