2019 saw DJ and production duo FC Sweat put out a nine-track release on Nice Records; First Team lifts vocal samples from Queen (“Somebody To Love”) and Destiny’s Child (“Emotion”), and spans atmospheric house to the French electro-leaning palette of “Freak Shit”.
Nicholas Olivetti forms half of FC Sweat, alongside Elliott Townsend who he met in 2007 on his university soccer team. The duo later moved to New York, where they have DJ’d shows across the city. Last summer saw Nicholas embark on the Orbit DJ retreat in Ibiza. For six days, Nicholas was surrounded by burgeoning up-and-comers and industry experts, honing his craft under the watchful eye of Doorly and tutors from Pioneer and Ableton.
The retreat culminated with a set at Pikes and an appearance at London’s Ministry of Sound. Landmark moments for any artist on the rise. Outside of these European hotspots, he’s a firm fixture on the Brooklyn circuit, playing regularly at TBA and The Williamsbug hotel.
Inspired by his love for artists like Hot Since 82, Justice and M.A.N.D.Y, and with a Prophet-12 keyboard and Minimoog Voyager XL in his studio, Nicholas sees FC Sweat evolving into a live show in the future, complete with visuals, live drums and guitar.