Nicky Blackmarket is one of the original pioneers of drum and bass, and he is still the most faithful soldier for the scene around the world. At the start of the eighties, Nicky was 14 and playing electro at youth clubs in London. He played with long-time collaborator Clarky and mixed all forms of dance music, at house parties and Friends FM. Nicky joined the ranks of Blackmarket Records in 1990. In 1992, as the house scene moved towards breakbeat, Nicky created a separate department downstairs to cater for the sound that would eventually be called Drum and Bass. This fuelled his DJ career and Nicky decided to put all his efforts into playing his music around the world stating “…first and foremost I am a DJ”…. and that’s exactly what he’ll be doing for you at Proper Family Fest.