Part of the reason for setting up WellWicked Records in the first place was to foster new
talent and give it an opportunity to be heard, using Nuw Idol's production skills to make
them come into their own. Both of the DJs involved in this project are residents at the ground
breaking club - Sublime
in Edinburgh, where Nuw Idol's live performances go down so well.
"Over the last three years, I've watched Sublime grow from a good idea into a phenomenon
in its own right. Looking back over its progress, I can say - hand on heart - that it has become
one of the most complete and significant club nights in Scotland... ...it has a consistently
astonishing atmosphere... ...When it's in full swing, it's a sensational place to be; there's no
pretentiousness and no nonsense, just an old skool 'get your head out your arse, your hand in the
air and dance your tits off party vibe... ...They succeed where others fail because they treat
the club like a big party and not like a big business - and the people that go there are friends
not customers. Respect breeds respect and that's why people keep going back for more."
-Jim Byers, DJ Magazine
"Nuw Idol's (Michel Spiegel's) affinity with the club and the DJ's themselves led to
the genesis of Sublime Presents. Building on original ideas from the DJ's, each in his
own inimitable style and combined with Michel's production talents both tracks certainly hold
their own, both on the dance floor and off it.
A collaboration between the dextrous Nuw Idol, the Sublime DJ's Kev Wright and Idge.
'Tomahawk' is a subtle underground trancer-deep, moody yet full of power,
while 'Solarise' is harder, more full on and Euro-flavoured but without
the cheese factor. Another superb release from WellWicked."
-Pezz, Muzik Magazine (October '99)
Idge's Solarise has recently been discovered by John '00' Fleming and will appear on
his mix for the 'Reactivate 17' compilation due out in May 2000.
Kev's Tomahawk has been
licensed for Tide Recordings Liquid Child compilation also due out in May 2000.