Chicane alias Nick Bracegirdle has been highly acclaimed as one of the UK's hottest writer/producers since his release'Offshore' hit the charts in December 1996.
Offshore, an original favorite of Ibiza luminary Jose Padilla, was often heard in its initial ambient form at the now legendary Cafe Del Mar sunset sessions. The epitome of laid back cool, this classic Ibiza anthem was later remixed (under Nick Bracegirdle's guise, Disco Citizens) before being launched on an unsuspecting club public. It's since appeared on TV in its various incarnations as the soundtrack to everything from Grandstand to Gardeners World.
With this diverse acceptance it comes as no surprise to find that one of Nick's earliest influences was the classic album 'Oxygene' by Jean Michel Jarre.
"At the time I was studying piano and guitar classically, however it was like I was just playing music, it didn't make sense." "That one record changed everything for me." Maybe this helps to explain Nick's acute sense of timing and uncanny sense of melody.