"SINGAPORE'S FASTEST-RISING DJ AND PRODUCTION TALENT'' - BEATPORT
"ABSOLUTE IS A CLASSIC FLOORFILLER!" - DJ TIMES MAGAZINE, AMERICA
"SECURED HIS PLACE AS ONE OF 2013 PRODUCERS TO WATCH" - COSMIC MARMALADE, NZ
Eddie Niguel is one of the few Singapore talents that is making musical waves in the International electronic music scene.
Dedicated to playing and producing quality electronic music with over more than 15 years of experience, Eddie Niguel first cut his teeth in his native Singapore, playing alongside djs such as Steve Lawler, Adam Beyer, Clive Henry, Dave Angel and Nicolas Matar. Eddie has performed at established club venues such as Zouk Singapore, Del Disco in Seoul, AXD in Taipei and London Calling in Tokyo. Eddie has also headlined at iconic events locally, such as the Asian TV Awards (Post Party) and festivals regionally; 'Independance' @ Genting Highlands and 'Pacha Ibiza Party' @ NBC, Manila, never failing to work the crowd with his excellent mixing ability and unique style. While not one to bring it up himself, his involvement in the electronic music scene extends further than just being a dj and curator of quality club night events.
In 2001, Eddie with two other friends founded the now defunct 'Backspin Records', a retail and hardware music store. Responsible for purchasing, he regularly imported sought after labels for them and would selflessly re-distribute it to other record stores in singapore and regionally as well. The record store also curated a series of compilations that featured works by Asian producers alongside established ones like Grammy nominated 'Jay J' of Moulton studios and Chris Lum to help introduce and offer equal opportunities for them to shine and reach a wider audience. His dedication to spreading good music continues on today albeit a different path. After years of re-editing music solely for his own dj sets, Eddie decided to try his hand on music production and went on to further explore the art of music making. His genuine interest in the field eventually paid off when he made a huge impression by winning an International remix contest hosted by the established Get Physical Music imprint in Berlin, 2009. The remix of Patrice Baumel's 'Roar' went on to become the #1 Best seller on the JUNO downloads techno chart following it's release and a positive buzz was surrounding this emerging talent.
After a couple of well received follow-up remixes under his then moniker 'Edel', Eddie went on to debut a solid 3 track ep as an artist on Danny Howell's 'Dig Deeper' imprint under his given name. And while the 'Sequential' ep received plays and support from the likes of Max Cooper, Deetron, Vince Watson, Steve Rachmad and Kate Simko, it was his 'First Shift' ep (a split release alongside Basic Soul Unit) which cemented him as one of Singapore's fastest-rising production talent. The single 'Absolute' which brought him international recognition was featured on both Disclosure's and KiNK's 'Essential Mix' as well as Heidi's Residency Show on BBC Radio 1, London. A huge favourite at international clubs and festivals worldwide, 'Absolute' was played by some of the worlds most prolific djs such as Josh Wink, Sasha, Dixon, Laurent Garnier, DJ Hell and was also play listed in major international festivals such as 'Radio 1 Weekend' in Ushuaia, Ibiza, 'Wavefront' in Chicago, 'Dimension' in Croatia and 'Timewarp' in Amsterdam among others. The International press was also quick to pick up on the buzz surrounding the single, DJ Times, America gave it the coveted 'Track Of The Month' in it's November, 12 Issue while De:Bug Mag in Germany featured it in it's Top 10 Album of the Month. Lee Foss of 'Hot Natured' then went on to list it as his 'Top 5' future tracks on Stoney Roads and AUS Music duo 'Dusky' round up the year as they include 'Absolute' in their Best Of 'Top 10' For 2013 among other various glowing reviews on music portals such as Resident Advisor, XLR8, Ibiza Voice and Truants.
Today, Eddie is an integral member and regular performer for the Midnight Shift label and parties headlining alongside DJs such as Redshape, Deetron, Recondite, Mike Huckaby and KiNK. With a much anticipated follow up ep and high profile remixes for artist such as Andreas Saag (SWE) and Iron Curtis (GER) already scheduled for release in the coming months. 2014 looks set to be an exciting year ahead for him as these projects unfolds and he looks forward to continue making his mark globally.