Biography

As a production team Mettle Music have been quietly fine tuning their craft to perfection over the past seven years and after releasing 20 singles, 2 artist albums, featuring on over 50 compilations they are now firmly established in the minds of those in the know as one of the finest production team’s Manchester has produced in recent years.

From their first 12” with Toko Records one of the UK’s most revered and much missed house label’s to the release of their second artist album ‘Moodswings’ on the ‘Bar De Lune’ label. Nic Conef & Mark Wadsworth’s writing & production has gained much confidence & maturity over the years and they are now consistently producing material of depth, musicality & soul. Avoiding obvious pigeonholing and predictability by covering the spectrum from leftfield downtempo chilled beats to booty shakin floorfilling latin house via deep soulful grooves and jazzy broken beats. These boys have paid their dues & have now definitely come of age.

Both also venture off for other projects, Mark has a solo project ‘Square One’ with his second album ‘Field Gentian’ released in March 2005 on Freerange & is now responsible for the day to day co-ordination of Mettle Music’s studio production.

As well as DJing all over the world, Nic is also putting his music selection & programming skills to good use as a cd compiler for other labels (including U.S label Kinkysweet) and takes responsibility for A & R with the Mettle Music label.

Much more detailed info including full discography & soundclips are availavle at: www.mettlemusic.co.uk

Their label website is at: www.mettlemusic.com

The label launched in October 2004 with ‘Moodswings The Vinyl Collection’ a special four volume 12” EP project which saw the release of tracks & new remixes from the (previously cd only) Moodswings album released on Bar De Lune.

Summer 2005 saw the label raise the bar with the launch of the ‘Vibes’ series of quality compilations, exploring the influence of various musical genres from the past on contemporary productions. Each volume featuring a strong genre driven identity creating an evolving collection of outstanding music. Themes so far have included Latin Vibes & Jazz Vibes with Disco Vibes coming soon.

The Mettle Music team believe wholeheartedly in bringing deserving, quality music to a wider audience. To this end the albums are thoroughly researched to include only music of the highest calibre combining a mixture of obscure classics along with many new and exclusive tracks.

Each theme also includes a series of vinyl & digital releases to accompany the albums. The debut compilation - ‘Latin Vibes: Lounge Selection’ was released in July 2005, followed by ‘Latin Vibes: Club Selection’ in November 2005 & the latest release ‘Jazz Vibes: Lounge Selection’ was released June 2006.

The label continues to grow from strength to strength with the fifth album ‘Disco Vibes’ coming up very soon, not to mention nine 12” releases & over 25 Digital EP releases now racked up.

Edited by nicmettle on 5 Nov 2006, 12:44

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