Nail will be headlining the following events, along the first part of the Summer:

06/06 – Rex Club, Paris
07/06 – The Garage, Leeds
15/06 – Lola Ed. vs. Half Baked, Barcelona
23/06 – Coco Club, Milan
06/07 – The Dance Tunnel, London
14/07 – Gypsy, Moscow
20/07 – Club 43, Brixton

What goes around comes around, so the saying goes. For Neil “Nail” Tolliday, 2013 was the year for come arounds. Whilst this side of the millennium was spent chiefly on his duo project Bent, prior to that he was simply Nail, underground house producer doubled to an admired cult DJ – origins that some twenty years later are being exposed anew.

Nail’s love of music started with pirate radio and hip hop. His appreciation for house was born in the record shop and brewed over extensive home listening. His first job was at small rehearsal studios. Here a chance encounter brought him into the DiY fold, who would be responsible for Nail’s production debut: ‘The Beeston EP’, and first full-length record: ‘Big D’s Lounge’. This was the same year Luke Solomon and Derrick Carter put out ‘Spines’ on Classic, the first of three EPs for the label. All the while Nail was working at Select A Disc, hallowed Nottingham vinyl haunt where he continued to feed his record obsession.


In 2012 “Till the Feelings Gone”, from Nail’s 1996 album made its way onto Zip’s ‘Fabric 67’ mix. Then Fear of Flying requested more DiY tracks for repress, coming out as the highly praised ‘Ode Rammel’ at the beginning of 2013. He was signed to Airdrop Records, who put out six new Nail works: ‘BPMs Vol.1’, bringing him to Berlin for his first solo stint behind the decks in over ten years.

Upcoming, are EPs for Phil Weeks’ Robsoul Recordings together with scheduled follow-ups on Airdrop, and a new collaboration—the NG9 Project, with Krush’s Cass Roc—already amassing fans, Nail Tolliday is fervently back, and more pertinent than ever.

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