Nico's formative years were spent learning to spin hip-hop and studying music theory & classic piano. After he was expelled from music college in 1991, he decided to set up his own home studio inspired mainly by the London breakbeat scene. At 19 he met Francis Shabard (DJ Murvin Jay) who introduced him to house music and together they secured DJ residencies at Club XXX, the first house club night in Brussels at the legendary Theatre of Vaudeville.
Nico spent four years as assistant engineer at Let's Go Studios, where he met his DJ partner and close friend Vito 'Junior Jack' Lucente. In 1994, Nico set up his own label DTM Recordz and was promptly offered a label deal by R&S Records. At the same time Nico was releasing house records through UK label Drop Dead Discs. It was Nico's house remix of Boom on Drop Dead that caught Boy George's eye, and remixes for Junior Vasquez and Topazz followed.
PIAS were not long in offering Nico a label deal for his techno productions. He accepted the offer and now records for his label Deluxe Recordings under the moniker Sharpside. Their second release Critical Freaks quickly gained support on the scene with the likes of Dave Angel, Claude Young, Pete Tong, Carl Cox and Judge Jules caning the record. With Danny Tenaglia supporting track Belgian Resistance, Luke Slater using the track Telsco Drop on his album and Space Cruising getting signed to Dave Angel's label, Nico's techno productions were going from strength to strength.
On the house tip, remix requests from labels such as Wonderboy, Pepper, Gut, and Mission Lynx came flooding in. In 2001, Nico's first production under the name KID CREME entitled Austin's Groove was signed to Jalapeño Records, who licensed it to Ink in the UK and Subliminal in the US. Eric Morillo added a Shawnee Taylor vocal on the record and it blew up in the club scene. Two following releases for Distinctive, Niquid EP and Down & Under, did equally well with critics and sales.
Kid Creme came back with a strong bootleg of Raw Silk's Do It To the Music and renamed it Hypnotising. The single was signed to Positiva and reached number 31 in the UK singles chart, despite being a relatively underground record.
Nico's remix of At Night, a song by Shakedown, was Seven magazine's Single Of The Week. When Fatboy Slim dropped it at Big Beach Boutique, he was watched by 250,000 people. Upon hearing it whilst visiting her label, Kylie Minogue asked Kid to remix her single Love At First Sight.
- 2000 "Austin's Groove"
- 2001 "Private Tools"
- 2003 "Down and Under"
- 2003 "Hypnotising"
- 2004 "Everybody"
- 2002 Shakedown - At Night
- 2002 Kylie Minogue - "Love At First Sight"
- 2003 Pique & Nique - "You Will (Miss Me)"
- 2004 Planet Funk - Inside All The People
- 2003 Junior Jack and Kid Creme In The House (Defected Records)
- Hey Mr DJ: What's the name?, Times of India (May 30, 2010)