The Swedish RBMA alum whips up a raucous hour of funky house and breaks-laced techno, from Lil Silva to Luke Vibert.
Starting out as a DJ in Gothenburg’s early ’90s hip-hop scene, Nibc became well known in the Swedish rave scene for Claustrophobic Dimension, a network of underground artists and musicians working within dance culture and its aesthetics. Gravitating toward a more house-centric sound in the ‘00s, he started to gain a serious following — he shows up in music-magazine polls as a favorite across Scandinavia, and has enjoyed the success of his record label, Trunkfunk Records. Showcasing Scandinavian and international talent – from Swedish artists like Hans Berg and his own Stuffa project (with Jonas Rathsman) to Detroit booty master DJ Assault – Trunkfunk counts figures like Annie Mac and Moodymann as fans. Most recently, Nibc released solo music on legendary British dance label Ministry of Sound, including the Hold On EP, which focuses on a crowd-pumping funky house sound with a techno underbelly. His track “Kumi” will be out on Trunkfunk in the spring.