Twice as Nice

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Twice As Nice
Origin Melbourne, Australia
Genres Indie, pop, dance, hip hop, electronic
Occupations Production, songwriting
Years active 2005-present
Labels EMI Music Publishing
Associated acts Tiesto, Pete Wentz, 50 Cent, Matthew Koma, Kat Graham, Nelly, Young Sid, Savage, Black Cards, Super Junior-M
Members Nick Audino
Lewis Hughes

Twice As Nice is an Australian record producing/remixing and song-writing duo consisting of Nick Audino & Lewis Hughes. Hailing from Melbourne, Australia; the team are currently located in Los Angeles. In June 2011, Twice as Nice signed a publishing deal with EMI Music Publishing U.S.A - The first ever Australian born production/songwriting duo to sign directly to EMI U.S.A.

U.S.A[edit]

Twice as Nice co-wrote and shared production duties on Wasted featuring Matthew Koma.

Wasted was premiered during Tiesto's set at Ultra Music Festival Miami 2014. "Wasted" is Tiesto's second official single from his debut album on Universal Republic released June 2014. Wasted made its debut at #3 on the UK top 40 Charts and reached #49 on the Billboard Hot 100 & #5 On the Billboard Dance charts. The song is achieved Gold status in the USA (500,000 copies) and Silver in the UK (200,000 copies). Wasted also achieved top 20 success in countries such as Sweden, Scotland, Netherlands, Ireland, Norway & more.

Twice as nice played a very small role in writing "Keep Our Love Alive" with Matthew Koma for Afrojack, and Completed a large number of songs with Matthew Koma for his yet to be released debut album. Other soon to be released songs include collaborations with T-Pain ft. Ty$ & Sage The Gemini And Snoop Dogg & Problem for Clinton Sparks up coming debut album on Universal Republic. Twice as Nice also co-wrote/co-produced "All Around the World" ft.Trey Songz the fourth single from Nelly's M.O. Album, They produced 2 songs on Rachel Taylor's EP "Come Alive" formally of the band He Is We on her debut solo EP on Universal Republic.

Twice as Nice debut major label release single in the USA was Put Your Graffiti On Me by Kat Graham which peaked at #5 on the Billboard Club/Play Charts In 2012. Their next major label single release was "Matthew Koma"s debut single "One Night" which was released April 2 on Cherrytree Records / Interscope Records.

In 2012 Twice as Nice worked on the "Use Your Disillusion" EP in its entirety with Pete Wentz & Spencer Peterson for their group Black Cards.

In 2013 Twice as Nice began remixing various acts. Their first official remix release was with Brooklyn based act Little Daylight for their song "Overdose" which peaked at #7 on Hype Machine. They followed that with remixes for Ghost Loft, Generationals & UK Band Coasts Then "Gold" for LA band Sir Sly which peaked at #2 on Hypemachine and more recently "Afraid" by The Neighbourhood which also reached #2 on The Hype Machine popular Charts. Other official remixes include Lana Del Rey - Young And Beautiful, The Rubens - My Gun, Robin Thick - "4 The Rest Of My Life" (which was the bonus track on the Target Deluxe Edition), Hedley - "Wild Life", Cub Sport & Chain Gang Of 1974 - "Godless Girl". They also co-produced/co-wrote the lead single "Talking In My Sleep" for Chante Moore off of her album "Moore is Moore" which made its debut at #1 on the iTunes Soul & R&B chart.

In 2011 They produced the song "N***as Be Scheming" for 50 Cent which featured on his Mixtape/Street Album "The Big 10". Twice As Nice also produced the song "Invisible" from the debut album from Campa - previously of The Cataracs. Prior to that their work in the U.S. included production for artists such as French Montana, Yung Joc & more.

International[edit]

Twice As Nice achieved notable success early in neighboring country New Zealand. - The first single that they produced "Ordinary Life" by artists Smashproof achieved Gold Status in New Zealand (7,500+) and peaked at #6 on the RAINZ singles charts.[1] Consequently, Spashproof's debut album The Weekend peaked at #3 on the RAINZ album charts and achieved Platinum sales (15,000+).[2]

2012 saw the release of "Turn It Up" (co-written and produced by Twice as Nice) by Kardinal Offishall featuring Karl Wolf was released in Canada and peaked at #2 on the iTunes charts, #11 On the pop charts & #45 On The Canadian Billboard Charts.

January 2013 Saw the first K-Pop release for Twice as Nice. They produced the single & title track "Break Down" for Super Junior-M's second album, Break Down which made its debut at #1 on the Billboard World Album charts in late January.

Other notable NZ releases include "This Is Love" by Dawn Raid artist Monsta featuring J-Boog which was certified Gold Status in New Zealand and reached #22 RAINZ singles charts.[3] Similarly, Twice as Nice had success with the song "Music (Makes the World Go Round)" by fellow Dawn Raid artist Frisko featuring Aaradhna which reached #15 on the RAINZ singles charts.[4] Subsequently, Twice as Nice went on to produce 9 of the 17 tracks on Young Sid's sophomore album What Doesn't Kill Me which peaked at #11 on the RAINZ album charts[5] & all 11 tracks from the album Evolution from the Deceptikonz (#26 RAINZ album charts).[6] Twice As Nice also Produced 8 of 11 tracks the Album "Miracles & Mayhem" for Savage One of NZ's most successful artists. Recent New Zealand releases include "Paint Fade" from Smashproof which debuted @ #6 on the RAINZ Charts and Aaradhna's "You Don't Love Me Anymore".

Early in their Career Nick & Lewis produced songs for various Australian hip hop artists. In 2009, Twice as Nice began working with Kid Mac. His sound is described as a mix between electro, rap and alternative. His song "Hear You Calling" featuring Mat Mc.Hugh (The Beautiful Girls) was YouTube's #6 - Most Viewed (March 2011) - Music - Australia & #33 Most Viewed Overall.[7] The song also features on the NBA2k12 Soundtrack alongside artists such as Eminem, Bassnectar and Travis Barker.[8] His song "Freedom" is featured in the closing credit's of Fox8's TV show Slide. Twice as Nice also produced "Wanna Be Loved" on Marvin Priest's debut album on Island Records.

Film Score[edit]

In 2011, Twice as Nice began composing their first film score for the documentary Fighting Fear (follow up to the highest grossing documentary in Australian history Bra Boys).[9] Released in cinemas 11 November 2011 - "Fighting Fear is an inspirational, action-packed docu-drama telling the extraordinary, yet true story of two best friends and their real-life struggles as they chase their dreams of becoming professional sportsmen."[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RIANZ Music Chart 24 August 2009". RIANZ. Retrieved 24 August 2009. 
  2. ^ "Smashproof - Top 40 Albums". Smashproof - Top 40 Albums. http://www.muzic.net.nz. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "This Is Love - Monsta feat. J Boog - Top 40 Singles". This Is Love - Monsta feat. J Boog - Top 40 Singles. http://www.muzic.net.nz. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Music (Makes the World Go Round)". Music (Makes the World Go Round). http://top40-charts.com. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "What Doesn't Kill Me - Young Sid - Top 40 Albums". What Doesn't Kill Me - Young Sid - Top 40 Albums. http://www.muzic.net.nz. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "Deceptikonz - "evolution: Past, Present, Beyond"". Deceptikonz - "evolution: Past, Present, Beyond". http://acharts.us. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "Video: ‘Bra Boy’ Kid Mac Scores YouTube Hit". Video: ‘Bra Boy’ Kid Mac Scores YouTube Hit. http://www.rhymeandreason.com. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  8. ^ "2K Sports Unveils NBA 2K12 Soundtrack". 2K Sports Unveils NBA 2K12 Soundtrack. NBA2k12. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  9. ^ "Documentary Production in Australia 2010". Documentary Production in Australia 2010. Screen Australia. Retrieved 13 September 2011. 
  10. ^ "Fighting Fear Homepage". Fighting Fear Homepage. http://www.fightingfearthefilm.com. Retrieved 13 September 2011.