If you haven't heard the fast-circulating buzz around town regarding Nick Galea then chances are you're not in the loop when it comes to Australian dance music. Having taken a risk towards the end of 2010 and deciding to shop some of his original productions overseas, Galea's come up trumps with a record deal to One-Eighty Recordings whose parent company is the world-renowned Three Six Zero Group.
With his signature inked on the dotted line, Galea made an instant impression with his new label when with his smashing remix of One Brother's "Under The Water", got support from luminaries Pete Tong, Tiësto, Roger Sanchez, Chris Lake and Robbie Rivera. Happy days followed when Galea's first original release on his new label, "In My Life" featuring Amba Shepherd, featured in the Beatport top 100 progressive house charts and plays by Morgan Page, Tom Novy, Judge Jules and Roger Shah among others. Just when it couldn't get any better - a chance encounter with the biggest producer of the moment, Michael Woods, occurred at a local Brisbane nightclub when Woods toured Galea's home state of Queensland, Australia.
Yet again, Galea seized his chance, giving the Diffused Music label owner a USB featuring his original "Conductor" which Woods would very soon to his label before supporting it on one of his popular podcasts. More global fans of house music were left frothing with sheer excitement when Woods gave "Conductor” a BBC Radio 1 Play on the 1st of July 2011 as the opening track on his hot mix on Pete Tong's weekly radio show. Following this release will be Galea's original "Killing Me" on One-Eighty Records which samples a catchy record of yesteryear and, as has seemingly become the norm with his productions, is sure to garner widespread support from prominent DJ's. Even with a strong musical presence around the world, Galea still thrives at home with his remixes (most recently Feenixpawl's "Seasons", Above & Beyond's "Sun and Moon", The 808's "Lights Out" & Junior Caldera's "Can't Fight This Feeling") regularly featuring on the ARIA Club Chart Top 50.
Long story short: expect the buzz that's following Nick Galea to continue well into the future.