Twice as Nice
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|Twice As Nice Productions|
|Genres||Indie, pop, dance, hip hop, electronic, EDM|
|Labels||EMI Music Publishing|
|Associated acts||Tiesto, Lil Wayne, Ty$, DJ Mustard, Kid Ink, DJ Snake, 50 Cent, Matthew Koma, Kat Graham, Nelly, Young Sid, Clinton Sparks, Savage, Black Cards, Super Junior-M, DJ Freedo, Shuko, Fedez, Ghost Loft,|
Twice As Nice Productions LLC is an entertainment company founded by Nick Audino & Lewis Hughes. Beginning in 2011 as a production company, it has quickly evolved into a full service entertainment company covering artist management, development, A&R consultancy & creative direction. In early 2015 "Twice As Nice" expanded by adding Sydney based producer "Khaled Rohaim" to the team along with signing New Zealand based producer "Whiti Warbrick" aka "SickDrumz" as a staff producer to form "Twice As Nice Productions". Nick Audino is also DJ Mustard's Creative Director & A&R on DJ Snake's up & coming debut album on Interscope Records.
Production & Creative Direction
Twice As Nice began as an Australian record producing/remixing and song-writing duo (Nick Audino & Lewis Hughes). Hailing from Melbourne, Australia; the team are currently located in Los Angeles. In June 2011, Twice as Nice signed a publishing deal with EMI Music Publishing U.S.A - The first ever Australian born production/songwriting duo to sign directly to EMI U.S.A. In late 2014 Twice as Nice became a full service entertainment company that currently manage multiple acts, facilitate creative direction & handle A&R.
Late 2014 - Early 2015 Nick Audino became involved with DJ Mustard & his 10 Summer Records label Universal Music Group as a consultant/collaborator/creative director. September 2015 saw Nick become DJ Mustard's official Creative Director. Selected credits include "Be Real" by Kid Ink ft.Dej Loaf & "About Mine" Kid Ink ft.Trey Songz, both from Kid Ink's sophomore album Full Speed , DJ Mustard's remix of "7/11" for Beyonce, his remix of Ty$ - "Stand For", his collaborative remix with DJ Snake for Zhu's single "Faded" & more. Outside of being credited as Twice as Nice this may also be credited as The Truth. Future collaborations with DJ Mustard include songs for Ty$, Makonnen, Jeremih & more. "Twice As Nice Productions" produced "Pull Up" by Lil Wayne ft.Euro from Lil Wayne's "Free Weezy Album". Producer "Lewis Hughes" is known for being the producer/collaborator for LA based indie/electronic artist Ghost Loft. Lewis also co-produced Australian band Birds Of Tokyo' EP "Anchor" released April 2015.
In 2014 "Twice as Nice" co-wrote/co-produced Tiesto's most successful single (1 Million Sales World Wide) to date "Wasted" featuring Matthew Koma. Wasted was premiered during his 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.
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", Flosstradamus, and Ryn Weaver.
2014 Twice as Nice Produced/Co-Produced 8 tracks on Italy's most successful rap artist Fedez sophomore album Pop-Hoolista. (2 Platinum album + multiple Gold & Platinum singles) including the 3rd highest selling single in Italy for the year "Magnifico".
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. Consequently, Spashproof's debut album The Weekend peaked at #3 on the RAINZ album charts and achieved Platinum sales (15,000+).
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. 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. 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 & all 11 tracks from the album Evolution from the Deceptikonz (#26 RAINZ album charts). 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".
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). 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."
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