Netsky (musician)

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Netsky (DJ) 2008.jpg
Netsky in 2008
Background information
Birth nameBoris Daenen
Born (1989-03-22) 22 March 1989 (age 29)[1]
Edegem, Belgium
  • Record producer
  • DJ
  • keyboardist
  • bandleader
Years active2008–present

Boris Daenen (Dutch: [ˈboːrɪs ˈdaːnə(n)]; born 24 March 1989), better known as Netsky, is a Belgian drum and bass producer and musician.[2] The name Netsky is based on the computer virus of the same name.[3]


Netsky produces music of the liquid funk style – drum and bass music with many instrumental layers and frequent vocals.[4] 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. He also won a nomination as "Best Upcoming Producer" within just months of his first release at the Drum + Bass Arena Awards.

Hospital Records released Netsky's self-titled debut album on 31 May 2010. His second album, titled 2, was released on 25 June 2012.[5] The album features three singles and a deluxe edition was later released supported by a fourth single, "We Can Only Live Today (Puppy)".

His 2015 single "Rio" featured in the London 2016 New Year's celebrations.

Netsky Live! project[edit]

In April 2012, during a Hospitality festival at Brixton Academy, Netsky unveiled his "Netsky LIVE!" project for the first time.[6] Accompanied by a team of live musicians, as well as guest vocalists (of whom have sung on Netsky's catalogue of music), Netsky performs his music as a full band, taking center-stage on keyboards and synthesizers. The band now tours the world performing headlining shows around the globe, as well as performing at many international electronic music festivals, such as the Ultra Music Festival in the United States.

Netsky Live! members



Title Details Chart positions
Netsky 24
  • Released: 25 June 2012
  • Label: Hospital Records (NHS213)
  • Format: LP, CD, download
1 13 29
  • Released: 3 June 2016
  • Label: Hospital Records (NHS289), Sony / Epic (UK), Ultra (US)
  • Format: LP, CD, download
1 25 109


As lead artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK Dance
2010 "Moving with You"
(featuring Jenna G)
64 Netsky
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)"[A]
(featuring Billie)
8 63
2014 "Running Low"
(featuring Beth Ditto)
1 100 80 21 Non-album single
2015 "Rio"
(featuring Digital Farm Animals)
4 95 158 29 3
2016 "Work It Out"
(featuring Digital Farm Animals)
5 188
"Rio" (Remix)
(featuring Macklemore and Digital Farm Animals)
Non-album singles
"Who Knows"
(featuring Paije)
2017 "Here with You"
(with Lost Frequencies)
2 76
2018 "Téquila Limonada"
(featuring A.Chal)[15]
"Ice Cold"[16]
(with David Guetta)
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.

As featured artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK Dance
2011 "Tonight"
(Danny Byrd featuring Netsky)
75 91 11 Rave Digger
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.

Promotional singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart

2010 "Iron Heart" 72 Netsky
2013 "Without You" Non-album singles
2014 "Can't Speak"
(with Metrik featuring Stealth)
2016 "Higher"
(with Jauz)
19 3
"Forget What You Look Like"
(featuring Lowell)
(featuring Dave 1 from Chromeo)
"—" denotes single that did not chart or was not released.


Year Artist Remix Appears on
2009 Miike Snow Black & 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
featuring High Contrast
Scribble (Netsky Remix) Scribble
Pendulum Witchcraft (Netsky Remix) Witchcraft
Swedish House Mafia One (Netsky Remix) One (Your Name)
Die + Interface
featuring William Cartwright
Bright Lights (Netsky Remix) Bright Lights
Plan B The Recluse (Netsky Remix) The Recluse
New Zealand Shapeshifter The Touch (Netsky Remix) The System Is a Remix
Audio Bullys Only Man (Netsky Remix) bootleg[a]
Leftfield Release the Pressure (Netsky Remix) N/A
2011 Shameboy Strobot (Netsky Remix) Radar Remixes 01
2 Deluxe
Rusko Everyday (Netsky Remix) Everyday
Jessie J Nobody's Perfect (Netsky Remix) Nobody's Perfect (digital EP)
Domino (CD single)
featuring Sam Frank
Anticipate (Netsky Remix) Anticipate
Rusko Everyday (Netsky VIP Remix) Fifteen Years of Hospital Records
2012 Netsky Love Has Gone
(Netsky's "Love Must Go On" Refix)
Love Has Gone
Madeon Finale (Netsky Remix) The City
Netsky Wanna Die for You
(Metrik & Netsky Rework)
2 Deluxe
2014 Ed Sheeran Don't (Netsky Remix) N/A
Jack Ü
featuring Kiesza
Take Ü There (Netsky Remix) Take Ü There (Remixes)
2017 Dua Lipa Be The One (Netsky Remix) N/A
2018 Elias Focus (Netsky Remix) N/A
  1. ^ Netsky confirmed on Hospital Podcast 115 that the Only Man remix will not be released.

Other releases[edit]

  • Crystal Clear & Netsky – "King of the Stars" [Liq-weed Ganja Recordings]
  • Netsky – "Starlight" / "Young and Foolish" [Allsorts]
  • Netsky – "Lost in This World" (b/w "Life" by KG) [Talkin Beatz]
  • Netsky – "Prisma" / "Tomorrow's Another Day" [Liq-weed Ganja Recordings]
  • Netsky – "Hold on to Love" (b/w "Generations (S.P.Y Remix)" by BCee) [Future Retro]
  • Netsky – "Everyday" / "Come Back Home" [Liq-weed Ganja Recordings]
  • Netsky – "I Refuse" / "Midnight Express" [Spearhead Records]
  • Netsky – "Eyes Closed" / "Smile" [Allsorts]
  • Netsky – "I Refuse (Shock One Remix)" / "Hold on To Love (Cyantific Remix)" [Spearhead Records]
  • Netsky – "Your Way" / "Daydreaming" [Radar Records]
  • Mutated Forms & Netsky featuring Sofia Rubina – "Windows" [Allsorts]

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Strength in Numbers EP (by Crystal Clear) – Netsky – "Come Back Home" [Frontline Records]
  • 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]
  • Fifteen Years of Hospital Records – Netsky – "Secret Agent" [Hospital Records]
  • Hospital: We Are 18 – Netsky – "Love Life" [Hospital Records]
  • Fast Soul Music – Netsky – "Memory Lane" [Hospital Records]



  1. ^ "We Can Only Live Today (Puppy)" appears on the deluxe edition of his second album 2.


  1. ^ "Netsky's Twitter".
  2. ^ "Netsky with contract". Drum And Bass. Archived from the original on 19 August 2010. Retrieved 12 March 2011.
  3. ^ "Netsky Interview". YouTube. Retrieved 12 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Features " Issue 15 " 10 Essential Drum & Bass Artists for 2010 Part 1". Example Magazine. Archived from the original on 14 December 2010. Retrieved 12 March 2011.
  5. ^ Hospital Podcast 109. Netsky's second feature length album was released at the end of June 2012, on Hospital Records.
  6. ^ "Netsky LIVE! Hospitality at Brixton Academy 6th April 2012".
  7. ^ a b c d "Belgium (Flanders) Charts > Netsky" (in Dutch). Hung Medien.
  8. ^ "New Zealand Charts > Netsky". Hung Medien.
  9. ^ a b c Peak positions for albums & singles in the United Kingdom:
  10. ^ "Austrian Charts > Netsky". Hung Medien.
  11. ^ "French Charts > Netsky". Retrieved 29 March 2013.
  12. ^ "German Charts > Netsky". Hung Medien.
  13. ^ "Dutch Charts > Netsky". Retrieved 12 November 2012.
  14. ^ a b Peak positions for singles on the UK Dance Chart:
  15. ^ Bein, Kat (9 August 2018). "Netsky Celebrates Republic/Casablanca Signing With 'Tequila Limonada': Exclusive". Billboard. Archived from the original on 10 August 2018. Retrieved 11 August 2018.
  16. ^ Dexter, Robyn (11 October 2018). "Premiere: Netsky links with David Guetta for fiery 'Ice Cold'". Dancing Astronaut. Archived from the original on 12 October 2018. Retrieved 12 October 2018.

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