ANTHONY NICHOLSON aka Miquifaye Anthony Nicholson's compositions are an expression of a profound and original sound that leaves an indelible impact on DJs and music lovers alik ...ANTHONY NICHOLSON aka Miquifaye Anthony Nicholson's compositions are an expression of a profound and original sound that leaves an indelible impact on DJs and music lovers alike. At an early age , Anthony Nicholson's introduction to the music of artist like Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Miles Davis , Steely Dan, and Lonnie Liston Smith built a solid musical foundation that developed into a discriminating taste in the music he collected, and later played. Dance Music pioneers were in the midst of defining what we now call "house music". It was around this time when Anthony began to develop his talent as a dj in Chicago. The need of a creative partner to evolve prompted Anthony’s' next progression in his career. Anthony teamed up in 1991 with Chicago dj Lee Collins to produce his first record for Movin Records in New Jersey. A producer and songwriter was born! In 1993, Anthony formed a creative partnership with producer /dj Ron Trent. As part of a collective known as Urban Sound Gallery(USG), Anthony helped bring to fruition several writing and production concepts with songs like "Ncameu" and "Ebony Angel" which both became instant classics in the dance music community. A considerable number of singles and collaborations by Anthony & Ron would be released on Prescription recs . A string of original productions and remixes would soon become a part of the artistic experience of a future pioneer in dance music. Anthony Nicholson’s productions are boundless! His catalogue of work has been featured on many leading independents like Guidance Records, King Street Sound, Irma Records, Peace Frog Records, Distance-UK, Sonar Kollektiv,Compost, Laws of Motion, Wave, EMI-Japan, BBE, Ubiquity, Sacred Rhythm and others. Anthony has collaborated with several innovative artists, such as, Duke Jones, Lars Bartkuhn, William Kurk, Chris Robb, Dave Sampson, legendary drummer -percussionist Kwame Steve Cobb, who played with jazz greats Ramsey Lewis , vibe maestro Roy Ayers and Earth ,wind & fire. Expanding his horizons has led Anthony into exciting territory, completing successful DJ tours state side and international. Still Anthony Nicholson’s' most impressive accomplishment is the shaping of Clairaudience. Since its' inception in 1997, Clairaudience Records stunned the house music world with its refreshing and timeless sound. A sound that has won the support of worldwide DJ icons like Phil Asher, Dj Spinna, Dj Deep, Stacey Pullen, Francois K, Louie Vega, Joe Claussell ,Ron Trent -who himself helped form the label,Glen Underground, Marques Wyatt, Larry Heard,U.F.O ,Jazzanova and Kyoto Jazz Massive. In 2002 Clairaudience pushed ahead with a compilation of material previously released as well as original works from other musically diverse producers, such as, Phil Asher and Frankfurt Germanys' very own NEEDS. Realizing a seemingly impossible dream has molded and brought forth a well-respected tireless disciple for the movement of quality dance music. Anthony Nicholson looks forward to shaping the future with his music and collaborating with other talented forces. In 2005 Anthony released Necessary phazes an album project exclusively for Trackmode recordings. Anthony also launched two new labels: Circular Motion and Infinite Audio along with a relaunch of his Clairaudience imprint. 2006-2007-2008-2009 featured several remix projects by Anthony. 2009 will offer another full length project from Anthony titled “Destination”. Anthony ‘s Circular motion label is available on Traxsource.com, featuring a diverse collection of deep dance music. Never taking his God given gifts and talents for granted is the inspiration for Anthonys consistant work as a dj/remixer/producer. Taking music and culture back to the future remains to be one of Anthony Nicholson’s most necessary missions in life.
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