Dance-music journeyman Nick Muir began his career in the late ’80s as a session musician, playing piano/keyboards with Take That, Fire Next Time and The Men They Couldn’t Hang. He even worked with the late rock singer Johnny Hallyday.
Muir gravitated toward the pulse of the nascent UK rave scene in the early ’90s, where he began DJing. Along the way he met an upstart DJ/producer named John Digweed, and together they’ve formed one of the strongest partnerships in dance music. Over the course of countless productions and remixes, they forged the blueprint for Bedrock Records’ matchless progressive-house signature.
Uner won 2016. His list of accomplishments are many, so here are but a few highlights we can name off the top of our head: He DJ’ed at BPM Festival and Winter Music Conference; toured North America; launched CommUNERty in order to give free music to his fans; started first US residency in Los Angeles at the exclusive venue Le Jardin; and released a flurry of brilliant productions and remixes (most notably his From The Other Side EP on Culprit featuring a re-rub from Poker Flat boss Steve Bug). Whew!
The Solar Distance label boss closes out the year in a big way by contributing his celestial, acid-tinged “The Dock and the Elevator” to Bedrock 18, a release celebrating the 18th anniversary of John Digweed’s revered label. The package includes two discs of cuts by label mainstays and newcomers as well as a full-length album by chillout purveyor C-Jay. Get an exclusive first listen to Uner’s pristine effort, and check out Bedrock 18 on December 2.