Having DJ’d for 30 years, Nick Warren has played clubs and festivals all around the world, released albums on Global Underground and is one half of duo Way Out West. We sat down and spoke to one of the nicest guys in the industry about his career, what’s in store for 2018 and his brand The Soundgarden.
Hello Nick, how are you? What have you been up to recently?
I’ve recently been to Patagonia where I was floating down a river on a boat and fishing. Then I was on tour, mainly in North America, Argentina and Brazil but I enjoyed spending time at home for Christmas.
Sounds great! How have your DJ gigs been in 2017?
It has been a spectacular year! All the gigs have been great, I have travelled the world several times over once again but there have been some really special ones so I feel very lucky.
You’ve also toured with Jody Wisternoff as Way Out West, how have those gigs been?
The Way Out West gigs have been fantastic, we are playing live which is a completely different experience to DJing. We have a tour of UK shows coming up in February 2018, many of them have sold out already. All the details on the Way Out West socials for anyone wanting to attend.
We hope they go well! You’ve held you’re The Soundgarden parties in Ibiza and around the world over the past few years, can you tell us a little about them?
The Soundgarden brand has really taken off this year. We’ve had amazing events all around the globe, from Sónar in Barcelona to Miami WMC and Ibiza to Buenos Aires. On the label side, we’ve continued to push the more eclectic sound from young producers and also have some amazing new music coming out in early 2018. The first event of the year will be a beach party in Mar del Plata in January, and like last year, it’ll be streamed live on Be at TV.
Awesome! If you could collaborate with anyone from music history, past or present, who would it be and why?
There are so many people whose music I love but if I had to choose one band to collaborate with it would have been Slowdive.
Do you have any personal favorite tracks you’ve produced in your career?
This is a tricky one because I always see fault in everything I have done but I’m probably most pleased with “Tuesday Maybe”.
A great track! If you could play at any venue in the world where would it be and why?
I have played at pretty much every place but Barberallas in Croatia is on my “want to do” list.
What has been the biggest moment of your career so far?
I think working with Massive Attack in my early years was magical, chart success with Jody as Way Out West and our The Soundgarden events in Argentina have all been amazing experiences.
What is your favorite city or country to play in?
At the risk of repeating myself, Argentina is just on another level for me. Greece, Hungary and the States are also amazing.
We must check out the parties in Argentina for sure, thanks for the tip! What plans do you have for the forthcoming year?
Pretty much as full on as always really, tons of shows, many exciting The Soundgarden events planned for the spring and summer, there’s the Miami WMC madness in the horizon and also the Way Out West tour that I’m really looking forward to.