Origin: United Kingdom
Sub Focus, aka Nick Douwma has long been one of electronic music’s most exciting names. His debut album ‘Sub Focus’ sold in excess of 100,000 albums on underground drum & bass label Ram Records and following a string of hugely successful hit singles including ‘Tidal Wave’ feat. Alpines, ‘Endorphins’ feat. Alex Clare, ‘Turn It Around’ feat. Kele, and the Top 10 single, ‘Turn Back Time’, he released sophmore album ‘Torus’ in Autumn 2013 which further propelled him into the realms of credible notoriety and mainstream success. ‘Torus’, which reached Number 11 in the Official UK Charts, spans a plethora of electronic genres from drum & bass and dubstep to house, electronica and back again, showcasing Sub Focus as one of the most versatile artists to be found in electronic music today and has been hailed as “the crowning achievement of his career and one of the biggest releases of 2013”.
Still making waves in clubs and at festivals the world over, single ‘Tidal Wave’ featuring Alpines, was one of the most played songs on BBC Radio 1 following its release in late 2012 and reached the Top 20 in both the official UK chart and the US Billboard Dance Chart. Third single ‘Endorphins’ featuring Alex Clare was another huge success at radio and charted at number 10 in the official UK Chart, whilst ‘Turn It Around’ feat Kele was nominated as one of Zane Lowe’s 100 Hottest Records of 2013 and latest offering ‘Turn Back Time’ also stormed into the Top 10 of the Official UK chart.
Summer 2013 saw a frenetic schedule for the critically acclaimed Sub Focus LIVE show as it toured the UK and European festival circuit with huge headline stage sets at Isle Of Wight Festival, Glastonbury, Dour Festival, Frequency Festival and Reading and Leeds Festival. Following the release of ‘Torus’ in October 2013 Sub Focus completed a UK Album LIVE Tour, taking in 10 Academy dates around the UK, including a landmark sold out show at London’s Roundhouse which was streamed online to over 30,000 viewers. Sub Focus then ended 2014 with a sold out North American DJ tour that saw him play in key venues across the United States.
Sub Focus started 2014 down under, as he took his incredible live show to Australia for the touring festival Future Music Festival where his infamous LED rings wowed and delighted crowds across the country. The summer saw him return to Ibiza with a residency at bass night ‘Together’ at one of the Island’s biggest clubs, Amnesia. In addition to his Ibiza residency, Sub Focus stormed the festival circuit once more, bringing his highly sought after DJ sets to Red Rocks in Denver, Exit Festival, Tomorrowland, Secret Garden Party, Electric Zoo, The Warehouse Project and HARD Summer in LA to name a few. In addition to a hectic touring schedule this year, Sub Focus has also been getting back into the studio to work on new music and ideas for album number 3, due out in 2015. It’s safe to say that the world waits in anticipation to see what eclectic masterpiece Nick Douwma will reveal next!