NICK RECORDKICKS label manager/a&r, dj, record collector and club promoter. Nick is the brain behind Milano’s funk & soul label Record Kicks. Since 2003 Record Kicks does its best to release new & rare funk, soul, dancefloor jazz, latin boogaloo and groovy orgasmic pop. In these years joined Record Kicks artists such as New Mastersounds, Baby Charles, Kokolo Afrobeat Orchestra, Diplomats of Solid Sound, Frank Popp Ensemble, Smoove, Speedometer, Nostalgia 77, Diesler, Alice Russell, Shawn Lee, JTQ, Link Quartet and many more. Among the others Record Kicks counts fans such us Dj Andy Smith who compiled the last Let’s BOOGALOO vol.4 compilation, Adrian Gibson, Snowboy, Jazzman Gerald, Rob Luis, Nostalgia 77 and Paul Murphy. When Nick is not busy releasing records he can be found Djing around Europe where he has already spotted clubs like Cargo London, New York Club Barcelona, Revolver Upstair Melbourne, Marula Club Madrid, Enjoy Jazz Festival Heidelberg, Afrodisia Granada, Unique Club Dusseldorf, Urban Jazz Groove Bremem, La Palma Rome. Record Kicks nights are also responsible for the successful Groove Kicks compilation compiled by Nick. Since 2003 he promotes and he’s dj resident at BOOGALOO Club, Milano’s premier rare groove clubnight. During these years BOOGALOO Club hosted the cream de la cream of funk & soul contemporary scene including Eddie Piller, Andy Smith, Keb Darge, Ian Wright, Jazzman Gerald, Frank Popp, Henry Storch, Boogaloo Investigators, Diplomats of solid Sound and many more. His selections can also be heard on Radio Pelle Nera every friday from 19 –20 and Play FM"
QUOTEs on RECORD KICKS"In a sorry musical world where weekly I subject my poor ears to the latest tawdry releases, it's always a treat to spot a 45 from Record Kicks. Not only something I might like, Something I know I will" Mark Lamarr (BBC 2 / MTV)
"One of the best and most consistent labels on the 'Deep Funk' scene. So many great and important releases!" Dj Snowboy
'RK - purveyors of the finest Soul/Funk/Jazz, old & new!' - DJ Andy Smith
"RK - kicks! M.O.D. influence goods for people with taste! something from milano that not belongs to Silvio!" Henry Storch (Unique Records)
"RK is like a great wine, it gets better and better with every passing year. If you are wondering why there has been a renewed interest in soul & funk over the past few years then RK has to take some of the credit!" Craig Charles (Funk&Soul Show, BBC 6Music)
"RK the home of acts like Baby Charles, has established itself as one of the leading purveyors of contemporary funk. There now up to release 22 and the quality keeps coming!" Fat City Manchester
"RK consistently deliver quality funk and soul - and they do it properly! They have developed into one of the most important labels in the scene." Lack of Afro
"Record Kicks is fast becoming one of the funkiest labels around." Dusty Groove Chicago
"A great label.keeping vinyl alive too!" Rob Luis (Tru Thoughts)
BOOGALOO CLUB GUESTS 2003 - 2009: FLORIAN KELLER (Compost rec), BABY CHARLES (Record Kicks), DJ SNOWBOY (Deep funk / Acid Jazz), BUTCH (100club), SOUL SAMI (Soul Sides), TRIO VALORE (Record Kicks), EDDIE PILLER (3) (Acid Jazz), ANDY SMITH (3) (Lost&Found), SAM PAGLIA (Irma rec), ANDY LEWIS (2) (Acid Jazz rec), JAZZMAN GERALD (Jazzman rec), STEVE CATO (Cool Off Manchester), FRANK POPP (3) (Unique rec), PAUL SADOT (Once Upon in Wigan), KEB DARGE (Legendary deep funk), HENRY STORCH (2) (Unique rec), IAN WRIGHT (Sister funk), APOLLO NEGRI (Hammondbeat rec), OLIVER KORTHALS (Mojo club), JAMES TROUBLE (Deep funk), BOOGALOO INVESTIGATORS, STEFANO OGGIANO (4) (Break Out Soul Club), JAMES MAYCOCK (Harmless rec), DIPLOMATS OF SOLID SOUND (Estrus rec), Dj JOFF (Spin Off London), LINK QUARTET (Record Kicks), FUNKPOLITAN, MARCUS PEPPER LOVE REVUE, MINIVIP.