Toast-ing the arrival of DJ Kissy

DJ Nick Coulson
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After the hugely successful Rewind event, The Loft in St and Gatecrasher’s Nick Coulson are teaming up to bring one of the biggest names in the electronic dance scene to the Fylde coast.

The legendary Kissy Sell Out will be headlining a packed night at popular Wood Street venue Toast on Friday July 5.

Former Syndicate superclub promoter and current Gatecrasher resident DJ Nick Coulson says: “Kissy will be the first of many big names we will be bringing to The Loft – a great venue with a fresh new look, great sound system and excellent visual set up. Ideal for some really cool shows.”

One of the UK’s best known clubland and broadcasting names, Kissy Sell Out continues to be hugely influential in electronic scenes all over the world.

Whether it’s the highly sought-after DJ edits he delivers four-at-a-time from the Pioneer CDJ 2000s he has helped develop, or his charming personality and stage presence, there is a level of mischievous determination about Kissy which seems effortless and genuine.

It’s this aspect of Kissy’s live shows which often divides audiences into those who dance and those who simply stand and stare, with their camera phones held high, as the young DJ speeds through tune after tune.

His career began with the game-changing official remixes he delivered for a host of chart topping artists such as Gwen Stefani, Calvin Harris and Mark Ronson who approached the young producer as the go-to man for underground crossover mixes of the highest order.

This was then followed by a debut electro-pop album – Youth - and the critically acclaimed ambitious sophomore album Wild Romance.

Influential Mixmag describes him as “one of the most exciting, charismatic and entertaining DJs of the decade” while fondly nick-naming him “the mad hatter of dance music.”

From 2007-2012 he hosted the hugely successful BBC Radio 1 Kissy Klub show which made him an influential force in the developing electro scene not just as a producer but as a taste-maker too. His obsessive record store hunting even earned him the accolades of not only being the first person to interview Skrillex and Ed Sheeran on Radio 1 but also the first ever person to play a Lady Gaga record on national radio. His BADLANDS podcast has already rocked the iTunes podcast chart, peaking at number four – above global heavyweights such as David Guetta, Above & Beyond, UKF, Zane Lowe, Armin Van Buuren and Hardwell.

Based in East London, his time between tours is filled with commitments to the independent record label San City High Records, a project he founded while still studying at London’s University of the Arts, and is the label he now manages entirely from his music studio and Shoreditch office with his like-minded team.

This year signalled the release of a new album – San City High All Stars, which features a staggering line-up of over 30 of dance music’s biggest and best collaborators.

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