Nookie
Artist Name
Nookie

Nookie  Biography

Undoubtedly one of the leading lights in the Drum & Bass scene, Nookie, aka Cloud Nine/Second Vision/New Balance (along with Blame), is London/Herts DJ/producer/artist/remixer Gavin Cheung.

To his credit is “Give a little love”, one of the first underground rave anthems, which came out on absolute 2 records then re-released on Reinforced Records in 1993. “The sound of music”, another early rave anthem from “The return of Nookie EP”, also issued by Reinforced records was to catapult him into the limelight, “Snow”/”Jazzmin” on Moving Shadow, one of the first tunes to use a real jazz double bass. He was also running his own label in the early nineties (Daddy Armshouse Records) with his long-time friend Pedro, and had a number of releases to his credit.

In 1995 Nookie released his debut LP on Reinforced Records entitled ‘The Sound of Music’. This proved to be a huge success and gave Nookie a more worldwide status. He has been lucky enough through his work to travel all around the world experiencing different cultures and seeing how others perceive the sound of his music. Countries that he has visited include Germany, Italy, Japan, America, Poland, Yugoslavia, Estonia, and Spain amongst others.

He has worked with many great artists and in 1998 he got to work on his second album with one of his all time heroes Larry Heard aka Mr Fingers. This was released through Sony Records in Japan and helped him reach a wider audience within the dance music scene. Included on this album is the Ibiza/Café Del Mar classic “Paradise”.

A year on and he released his third album also through Sony Records (Japan) under his other artist name ‘Cloud Nine’. During this time he got to tour Japan to promote this album alongside MC Five Alive, Ray Keith and singer Beverley who featured on this album project with the two main tracks “Distant Affair” and “Living in a Ghetto” which was later remixed by Peshay.

His status as a remixer continues to rise, not least due to his interpretation of Goldie’s instant classic “Inner city life”. Other artists to have received the Nookie remix treatment include Cutty Ranks, Flourgon & Ninjaman, Doc Scott, Omni Trio, Adam F, Ganja Crew and more recently his remix of MC Conrad’s “Energetic Poetry” and The Pedge’s “What’s Up Partner?” released on Dread Recordings. DJ’s who have helped promote his work over the years include Fabio, Grooverider, LTJ Bukem and Ray Keith.

In terms of Good Looking, Nookie had already had various releases under his other aliases including New Balance “Reflections” and Second Vision “The Italian job”. Recently he has added multiple 12″ releases, the First Light, Oceanic and Free The Funk EPs and “In@thedeepend”, his massive debut album on Good Looking Records and his forth album in total. Featured on his E.P’s was the massive “Continental Drift” which was a personal favourite of LTJ Bukem.

Tracks included on “In@thedeepend” are “Innerspace”, “Dimensions of Sound” and the piano driven anthem “Natural Experience” which Good Looking records recruit Makoto has remixed. Despite these quality releases, Nookie is not resting on his laurels. He’s always looking at new ways to stretch his musical and DJ’ing talents and has already produced some House tunes for his “In@thedeepend” album.

‘The current music market clearly shows that people are veering more to the digital form of music for their listening pleasure, it’s also very hard for new, up & coming producers to get their work heard as many labels aren’t in the position to invest money in to new artists’

In 2006 Nookie started his Phuzion Records vinyl label and this will be the main outlet for Nookie’s Drum & Bass productions. The fifth Nookie artist album is entitled ‘Beyond Blue’.

Running alongside Phuzion Records is the digital imprint Phuzion Digital, which is growing from strength to strength showcasing the latest in the Deeper side of Drum & Bass as well as re-mastered versions of many of Nookie’s classics.

Links
Email:
gavin@urbandeep.co.uk
Facebook:
facebook/nookie
Label:
phuzionrecords.com

Discography

REINFORCED RECORDS

Nookie – The Return Of Nookie
Nookie – Give A Little Love Remix
Nookie – Only You
Private Productions – Volume 1
Nookie – A Drum A Bass & A Piano
Nookie – Only You Remix
Nookie – Pot Belly
Nookie – Sound Of Music LP
Enforcers 5 Nookie – Phobia
Definition of Hardcore feat. Nookie – Gonna Be Alright
Jungle Book “intelligent minds of Drum & Bass” volume 1 feat. Nookie – Celebrate Life
Above The Law feat. Nookie – The Eclipse

MOVING SHADOW

Cloud 9 – You Got Me Burnin’ (Original)
Cloud 9 – Return Of The Donut / Mr Logic / Ruff (Remix) / The Dreamer
Cloud 9 – You Got Me Burnin’ (Remix)
Cloud 9 – Blissful Ignorance / The Pedge / 1st Symphony
Cloud 9 – Blissful Ignorance (Tango Remix) / Blissful Ignorance (Remix)
Cloud 9 – Jazzmin / Snow
Cloud 9 – The Ultimate Seduction / Sensory Elements
Cloud 9 – The Ultimate Seduction (Essence Of Aura Remix) / Sensory Elements (Nookie Remix)
2 On 1 Series – Rufige Kru – Fury / Cloud 9 – Gun Star Hero
2 On 1 Series – Nookie – I’ll Give It To You / Blame & Justice – Nemesis

SONY RECORDS (Japan) / LABELLO BLANCO

Nookie – Funk Be the Flavour / Moments In Space
Nookie feat. Larry Heard – All I Need
Nookie feat. Larry Heard – Black Gold
Nookie feat. Larry Heard – Musical Mathematics
Nookie feat. Larry Heard – Mystical People
Nookie feat. Larry Heard – Paradise
Nookie feat. Larry Heard – Say
Nookie feat. Larry Heard – Share Our Love
Nookie feat. Larry Heard – Shining Star
Nookie feat. Larry Heard – Special Kind Of Love
Nookie feat. Larry Heard – The Pain
Nookie feat. Larry Heard – Understanding
Cloud Nine – Distant Affairs
Cloud Nine – Give love A Chance
Cloud Nine – Living In The Ghetto
Cloud Nine – Scorpio
Cloud Nine – The Chase
Cloud Nine – Warriors Revenge
Cloud Nine – We Can Make It Happen
Cloud Nine – Oceanic Nocturnal

DADDY ARMSHOUSE RECORDS

Cloud Nine – Vol.1
Cloud Nine – Vol. 2
2 Boasters – Large Southend Donut
2 Boasters – Granny
Kurnell Knifekut – Theme From Daddy Armshouse

WHITE LABELS / OTHER

Nookie – Self Destruction (Dread Recordings)
Nookie – The Prelude (Penny Black Records)
Accoustic Assault Squad – ‘Khaos’ (Reflective Records)

GOOD LOOKING RECORDS

Nookie – Lost File / Leviation
Second Vision – The Italian Job / Runnin
New Balance – Reflections / Secret Portraits
Nookie – Lost File EP – Lost File (Remix) / Soundscaped / Spiral Motion / Rampage
Nookie – Oceanic EP – Continental Drift / Our Love / Think About It (Vocal) / Solstice
Logical Progression 4 – Nookie – Solstice / Think About It / Energetic Poetry (Remix)
Progression Sessions 6 – Nookie – Continental Drift / Energetic Poetry (Remix), Natural Experience / Solstice
Logical Progression 2 – Nookie – The Breeze
Nookie – In@thedeepend LP / CD

REMIXES

Flourgon & Ninjaman – ‘Zig It Up’ (Main Attraction Remix) Sure Delight/Jetstar Records
Cutty Ranks – ‘The Stopper’ (Main Attraction Remix) Fashion Records
Doc Scott – ‘The Rider’ (Nookie Remix) Absolute 2 Records
Krome & Time – ‘The Slammer’ (Nookie Remix) Suburban Base Records
Johnny Jungle – ‘Flammable’ (Nookie Remix) Suburban Base Records
DJ Trax – ‘Hightime’ (Nookie Remix) Moving Shadow Records
Omni Trio – ‘Soul Promenade’ (Nookie Remix) Moving Shadow Records
Rogue Unit – ‘Dance Of The Sarooes’ (Nookie Remix) Labello Blanco Records
Tek 9 – ‘Slow Down’ (Nookie Remix) Reinforced Records
Urban Shakedown – ‘Ruff Justice’ (Nookie Remix)
Personelle – ‘Rebound’ (Nookie Remix) LMPC
Ganja Crew – ‘Gone Are The Days’ (Nookie Remix) Parousia
Boowy – ‘Memory’ (Nookie Remix) EMI (Japan)
Goldie – ‘Inner City Life’ (Nookie Remix) FFRR London
Adam F – ‘Enchanted’ (Nookie Remix) Moving Shadow Records
The Pedge – ‘What’s Up Partner?’ (Nookie Remix) Dread Recordings