Netsky (musician)

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Netsky
Netsky (DJ).jpg
Background information
Birth name Boris Daenen
Born (1989-03-22) 22 March 1989 (age 25)
Origin Edegem, Belgium
Genres Drum and bass, liquid funk, drumstep
Occupations Songwriter, musician, audio mixer, record producer, DJ
Years active 2009–present
Labels Sony
Website netskymusic.com

Boris Daenen (Dutch: [boːrɪs daːnən]; born 5 April 1989), better known as Netsky (pronounced: Net-sky /ˈnɛtsk/), is a Belgian drum and bass producer.[1] The name Netsky is based on the computer virus of the same name.[2]

History[edit]

Netsky produces music of the liquid funk style – drum and bass music with many instrumental layers and frequent vocals.[3] High Contrast's 'Gold Digger' remix was a major influence on him.

In late 2009, Netsky signed a recording contract with Hospital Records, the same label as other well known liquid artists such as High Contrast and London Elektricity.

In less than 12 months, the Belgian musician secured releases with record labels including Liq-Weed Ganja, Spearhead and Talkin Beatz. He also won a nomination as "Best Upcoming Producer" within just months of his first release at the Drum + Bass Arena Awards.

Netsky is now signed exclusively to Hospital, and has also appeared on the Hospital Podcast.

Hospital Records released Netsky's self-titled debut album on 31 May 2010.[4]

His second album, titled '2' was released on 25 June 2012. The album features four lead singles and was also released in a Deluxe Edition.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Album Title Album details Chart positions
BEL
(VL)

[5]
BEL
(WA)

[6]
NZ
[7]
UK
[8]
Netsky 24 166
2
  • Released: 25 June 2012
  • Label: Hospital Records (NHS213)
  • Format: 12" LP, CD, download
1 74 13 29

Singles and EPs[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
BEL (VL)
[5]
BEL (WA)
[6]
AUT
[9]
FRA
[10]
GER
[11]
NL
[12]
UK
[8]
UK Dance
[13]
2009 "King of the Stars" / "Dolomite"
(Crystal Clear & Netsky / Crystal Clear)
Non-album single
"Starlight" / "Young and Foolish"
"Lost In This World"
(b/w "Life" by KG)
"Prisma" / "Tomorrow's Another Day"
"Hold On to Love"
(b/w "Generations" (S.P.Y Remix) by BCee)
"Everyday" / "Come Back Home"
2010 "I Refuse" / "Midnight Express"
"Eyes Closed" / "Smile"
"I Refuse" (Shock One Remix) /
"Hold On To Love" (Cyantific Remix)
"Your Way" / "Daydreaming"
"Moving with You"
(featuring Jenna G)
64 Netsky
"Windows"
(with Mutated Forms featuring Sofia Rubina)
Non-album single
2012 "Give & Take" 17 196 30 2
"Come Alive" 10 35 75 150 24
"Love Has Gone" 14 93 182 33
"We Can Only Live Today (Puppy)"
(featuring Billie)
8 11 63 2 Deluxe
2013 "Without You" Non-album single
2014 "Running Low"
(featuring Beth Ditto)
1 21
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.

As featured artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
BEL (VL)
[5]
UK
[8]
UK Dance
[13]
2011 "Tonight"
(Danny Byrd featuring Netsky)
75 91 11 Rave Digger

Remixes[edit]

Year Remix Appears On
2009 Miike Snow – Black And Blue (Netsky Remix) Black And Blue (Remixes)
2010 CHEW LiPS – Karen (Netsky Remix) Karen
Mutated Forms – Glory Days (Never Again) (Netsky Remix) Time to Shine / Glory Days (Never Again) Netsky Remix
Audio Bullys – Only Man (Netsky Remix)[a] Bootleg
Pendulum – Witchcraft (Netsky Remix) Witchcraft (single)
Swedish House Mafia – One (Netsky Remix) One – Single, Hospitality: Drum & Bass 2011
Die & Interface feat. William Cartwright - Bright Lights (Netsky Remix) Hospitality: Drum & Bass 2011
Underworld feat. High Contrast – Scribble (Netsky Remix) Scribble (single)
Plan B – Recluse (Netsky Remix) Recluse – Single
Shameboy – Strobot (Netsky Remix) Drum & Bass Arena Evolution, 2 Deluxe
Rusko – Everyday (Netsky Remix) Everyday EP
Jessie J – Nobody's Perfect (Netsky Remix) Nobody's Perfect (Digital EP)
Leftfield – Release The Pressure (Netsky Remix) Unknown
New Zealand Shapeshifter - The Touch (Netsky Remix) The System is a Remix, Hospitality: Drum & Bass 2011
2011 Skream feat. Sam Frank – Anticipate (Netsky Remix) Anticipate (single), Hospitality: Drum & Bass 2012
Rusko – Everyday (Netsky VIP Remix) Fifteen Years of Hospital Records
2012 MadeonFinale (Netsky Remix) The City - EP
  1. ^ Netsky confirmed on Hospital Podcast 115 that the Only Man remix will not be released.

Guest appearances[edit]

2009[edit]

  • Strength In Numbers EP (by Crystal Clear) – Netsky - "Come Back Home" [Frontline Records]

2010[edit]

  • Hospital Mix.Eight (mixed by Logistics) – Netsky - "Memory Lane" [Hospital Records]
  • This is Drum + Bass (presented by Hospitality) – Netsky - "Smile" [Hospital Records]
  • Sick Music 2 – Netsky - "Memory Lane" [Hospital Records]
  • Drum & Bass Arena Anthology – Netsky - "I Refuse" [Hospital Records]

2011[edit]

  • Fifteen Years of Hospital Records – Rusko - "Everyday (Netsky VIP Remix)" and Netsky - "Secret Agent" [Hospital Records]

2014[edit]

  • Hospital: We Are 18 – Netsky - "Love Life" [Hospital Records]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Netsky with contract". Drum And Bass. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  2. ^ "Netsky Interview". YouTube. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  3. ^ "Features » Issue 15 » 10 Essential Drum & Bass Artists for 2010 Part 1". Example Magazine. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  4. ^ Hospital Podcast 109. Netsky's second feature length album was released at the end of June 2012, on Hospital Records.
  5. ^ a b c "Belgium (Flanders) Charts > Netsky" (in Dutch). ultratop.be/nl Hung Medien. 
  6. ^ a b "Belgium (Wallonia) Charts > Netsky" (in French). ultratop.be/fr Hung Medien. 
  7. ^ "New Zealand Charts > Netsky". charts.org.nz/ Hung Medien. 
  8. ^ a b c Peak positions for albums & singles in the United Kingdom:
  9. ^ "Austrian Charts > Netsky". austriancharts.at/ Hung Medien. 
  10. ^ "French Charts > Netsky". lescharts.nl. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  11. ^ "German Charts > Netsky". charts.de/ Hung Medien. 
  12. ^ "Dutch Charts > Netsky". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  13. ^ a b Peak positions for singles on the UK Dance Chart:

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