Netsky (musician)

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Netsky in 2008
Background information
Birth name Boris Daenen
Born (1989-03-22) 22 March 1989 (age 26)
Edegem, Belgium
Genres Drum and bass (liquid funk, drumstep)
Occupation(s) Record producer, DJ, keyboardist, bandleader
Years active 2008–present
Labels Hospital (2009–14)
Sony (2014–present)

Boris Daenen (Dutch: [boːrɪs daːnən]; born 22 March 1989), better known as Netsky (pronounced: Net-sky /ˈnɛtsk/), is a Belgian drum and bass producer and musician.[1] The name Netsky is based on the computer virus of the same name.[2]


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. 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.[4] 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![edit]

In April 2012, during a Hospitality festival at Brixton Academy, Netsky unveiled his "Netsky LIVE!" project for the first time.[5] Accompanied by a team of live musicians, as well as guest vocalists (of whom have sang 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

The members of the Netsky LIVE! band are proud endorsers and exclusive users of Roland equipment to perform the live show. Netsky and BABL use Roland MIDI keyboards and synthesizers to perform all of the melodies and basslines, with drummer Michael Schack using Roland V-Drums and samplers.



Album Title Album details Chart positions
Netsky 24
  • Released: 25 June 2012
  • Label: Hospital Records (NHS213)
  • Format: 12" LP, CD, download
1 13 29


Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK Dance
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
(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 63 2 Deluxe
2014 "Running Low"
(featuring Beth Ditto)
1 100 80 21 TBA
2015 "Rio"
(featuring Digital Farm Animals)
4 95 33
2016 "Work It Out"
(featuring Digital Farm Animals)
"—" 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

Promotional singles[edit]

Year Title Album
2013 "Without You" Non-album single
2014 "Can't Speak"
(with Metrik featuring Stealth)


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
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
  1. ^ Netsky confirmed on Hospital Podcast 115 that the Only Man remix will not be released.

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 – Rusko – "Everyday (Netsky VIP Remix)" and Netsky – "Secret Agent" [Hospital Records]


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


  • Fast Soul Music – Netsky – "Memory Lane" [Hospital Records]


  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. ^ "Netsky LIVE! Hospitality at Brixton Academy 6th April 2012". 
  6. ^ a b c "Belgium (Flanders) Charts > Netsky" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. 
  7. ^ "New Zealand Charts > Netsky". Hung Medien. 
  8. ^ a b c Peak positions for albums & singles in the United Kingdom:
  9. ^ "Austrian Charts > Netsky". Hung Medien. 
  10. ^ "French Charts > Netsky". Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  11. ^ "German Charts > Netsky". Hung Medien. 
  12. ^ "Dutch Charts > Netsky". Retrieved 12 November 2012. 
  13. ^ a b Peak positions for singles on the UK Dance Chart:

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