Bit of an exclusive here for y’all – a sweet piece of awesome funk-fuelled edit work from the mighty Disco Tech aka Niklas Mellilä aka DJ Technical.
The Equals – Funky Like A Train (Disco Tech edit)
Born and raised in Sweden, with roots from Finland, Nick has set the world of Soundcloud alight with a firece run of fine disco edits. This seems to have been an unlikley destination for the 30 year old DJ/Producer though, orginally a turntablist by trade.
“It was seeing a dmc video where the DJ scratched and beatjuggled that gave me the inspiration to become a DJ!” he told us. “So I bought my first set of turntables back in 98 and played only hip hop - my main goal was to become a battle DJ or Turntablist. I practiced my scratching and shortly after think it was a year later I entered my first ever battle.”
“I also worked with several Swedish artists making cuts on their tracks, and touring with different hiphop acts and doing different showcases and such. And I also hosted a DJ school at one point, displaying the art of scratching and mixing. In 2008 then, I represented Sweden at the world DMC competition in London Battle for world supremacy.”
“It was only one year ago that I started working on my own edits so im still kinda fresh in this but learning something new from every edit! Many of the tracks I work on are personal favorites or sometimes I just hear a tune and I know straight away that there is a possibility to do something with that particular track!”
“And also the mood I’m in is very crucial for the edit, and I do all kind of genres, it’s fun to explore what you can do with them. Whats great now is that people all over send me tracks that they think I should re-edit which is fun , I’ve explored a lot of great tracks that way.”
Through sheer demand, Nick has just released two volumes of his edits, available directly from him – check them out here and here. Details of how to grab em also on there too.
Nick also has a release on Editorial, Tight Money, and is working on a stock of new material. Follow him on Soundcloud and Facebook and keep abreast of his supercool work.