Growing up in rural Kent, Nick was first exposed to electronic at the tender age of 10 when his brother played him Prodigy’s ‘Music For The Jilted Generation’. So begun his love affair with electronic music. His first role in music came through an internship in Silver Planet at the age of 18. Over the next 2 years, he worked his way up to head A&R of the label before moving to CR2 Records as head of marketing and promotions. Whilst there he helped sign and promote huge commercial hits that went top 10 across the world. He is also the man responsible for the infamous Bedlam parties – which played host to the likes of Dixon, Seth Troxler, The Martinez Brothers and Cassy, all in the surroundings of a breathtaking Napoleonic fortress – The Tunnel.
This led to the creation of FTM and thus began Nick’s career as an artist manager. Nick has the most memorable laugh in dance music. His cackle has often been compared to that of Janis from Friends.
Geeko as known to his best friend Siri is the Dalai Lama of digital marketing. Born in the depths of the Soviet Bloc he displayed a big heart for music from a very young age. Starting on the pots and pans at the age of 2, he switched to the violin and piano before spending his formative years crafting sonics with all sorts of gnarly synths much to the annoyance of his neighbours. He moved from Bulgaria to the US to the UK and his vagabond character saw him performing live shows across the world with his experimental electronica live project.
His incredibly hard working nature saw him pass his Arts Management MA at the University of Greenwich with flying colours and since then he has worked with number of artists, labels, events and festivals. Prior to joining FTM he was a marketing exec at Gulp! Music and Digital Comms Exec for The Music Void. He loves a cycle ride, a phat analog bass line, but hates hipsters and triangles which is a shame seeing as he lives in Hackney Wick. In essence, Niko is a child at heart and we wouldn’t have him any other way.
Born and bred in Bedford, around 60 miles north of London, there wasn’t much on offer locally music-wise for James. He began his musical discovery when visiting friends in Birmingham. Attending clubs such as The Rainbow Venues he was able to witness some of the best underground talent on offer that was brought to the city and this kickstarted his desire to turn his passion into his work…
He took his first steps into the music industry working as a booking agent and as a tour manager for a UK garage club series where he booked and curated line-ups whilst organising production on events at clubs across the UK.
As an avid record collector you can find him searching through a £1 bargain box hunting for vinyl with a focus on UK sounds such as jungle, garage and dubstep.
Away from music James’ passions are art, reading, drawing and football.. taking every opportunity to get to Old Trafford!