JEAN NICOLAS (DJ BeatNic) – As a DJ, my job is to provide good music that energizes and fuels your inspiration. I strongly prefer music which has been arranged and performed for a dancing audience rather than a sitting one. For this reason I relish the youthful energy and the exuberance of the 78 rpm records and radio broadcasts of the swing era, (circa 1930s and 1940s), despite their lesser sound quality. My DJing aims to entertain and to make you discover new tunes. I want you to experience music your own way, make you get up of your seat, to shout and feel it.
Some of the artists and performers I like: Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Chick Webb, Fletcher Henderson, Slim and Slam, Billie Holiday, Fats Wallers, Benny Goodman, Jimmy Lunceford, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan etc. I also like other musicians from a less distant past, among the likes of Oscar Peterson, Jonathan Stout, The Careless Lovers, Glenn Crytzer, Gordon Webster Band, etc.