Anyone familiar with the underground Progressive/Tech/Techno sound will already know that UK producer Nicky Howard’s work under his Trim The Fat alias is of highest order. The presence of Trim The Fat productions on the electronic music scene has grown substantially over the past year, establishing themselves as a firm favourite in the sets of Anjuadeep DJ’s Jaytech, PROFF and James Grant.
Having supplied, hugely well received, featured artist mixes for leading electronic music outlets Proton Radio, Frisky Radio and the Electronic Groove Podcast, it is apparent that Trim The Fat’s talents lie not only in the studio, but also in his ability to pick out the finest beats, this is thanks mainly to a misspent youth digging endlessly through boxes of vinyl trying to find that one hidden to get the dance floor shivering.
With multiple appearances on Matt Darey’s Nocturnal podcast and a remix on the outstanding Modifi Music label receiving an airing by James Zabiela on the Radio 1 Essential Selection, it is safe to say that his music has already achieved some dizzying heights on what is essentially still the start of his musical journey.
Heading fast into the primetime Trim The Fat’s talents behind a mixing desk have not gone unnoticed, having now been picked up by the international labels Baroque, Jetlag Digital and Nellie Recordings. His own imprint Type Six Recordings is going from strength to strength reaching out to a global audience, with its releases being picked out by numerous DJ’s including Eelke Kleijn, Miss Nine, Tomcraft, Darin Epsilon and many more.
When it comes to his inherently experimental nature, music is the perfect medium for Trim The Fat, regularly adopting his live vocals and guitars, adding an engaging personal feel to his work.