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Early Records Artists


Nicolette

Singer, songwriter, producer, DJ and label owner, Scots-Nigerian Nicolette has had a long and exciting adventure in music-making. She has also been lucky enough to work with some outstanding music-makers, including Shut Up and Dance, Massive Attack, 4-Hero, Alec Empire, Plaid, Felix, Roni Size, and many, many wonderful others. Nicolette first came to the music world’s attention in 1990, when her collaboration with Shut Up and Dance led to her first single ‘School of the World/Single Minded People’ becoming a smash, followed by several more dancefloor hits and finally the 1992 release of her seminal first album ‘Now Is Early.’ She was then approached by Massive Attack, which resulted in her singing on and co-writing two singles ‘Sly’ and ‘Three’ on Massive Attack’s 1994 “Protection” album.

 Nicolette was then signed to Gilles Peterson’s Talkin’ Loud label, releasing the seminal ‘No Government’, the first single from her new album, the same year. After several more single releases, the album “Let No-one Live Rent Free In Your Head” was released in 1996. In between times, Nicolette collaborated with various wonderful artists (amongst them Plaid), on their own projects, released a DJ mix album on Studio K7, "Nicolette DJ Kicks" (1997) and started DJ-ing worldwide, which she still does to this day.

After some years with Talkin’ Loud, Nicolete left to set up her own label, Early Records. Following several single and EP releases, her third album, “Life Loves Us”, came out on Early Records in 2005, and since then all her music has continued to be released through the label. The journey continues as her fourth album THE INFINITIVE is coming out very shortly.

Nicolette’s mellifluous voice, which has been widely described as “Billie Holiday on Acid”, continues to be the linking factor in her hybrid sound of electronic futurism, space-age play, and light.