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Nicolette

voc, *1964 GB, Glasgow
Singer / Musician / Songwriter of Dance and Electronic
A.k.a. Nicolette Suwoton Nicolette Okoh

Nicolette first came to the music world’s attention in 1990, when her collaboration with Shut Up & Dance led to her first single ‘School of the World/Single Minded People’ becoming a smash, followed by several more dancefloor hits and finally the 1992 release of her critically acclaimed first album ‘Now Is Early.’ She was then approached by Massive Attack, which resulted in her singing on and co-writing two singles ‘Sly’ and ‘Three’ on Massive Attack’s 1994 platinum-selling “Protection” album. In 1995, Nicolette was signed to Gilles Peterson’s Talkin Loud label, releasing ‘No Government’, the first single from her new album, the same year. After several more groundbreaking single releases, the album “Let No-one Live Rent Free In Your Head” was released in 1996 and widely hailed as a masterpiece. It was a critical and commercial success, also hitting the dancefloors with a plethora of excellent remixes of each of its singles. In between times, Nicolette collaborated with various respected artists (amongst them Plaid), on their own projects, released a DJ mix album on Studio !K7 and started DJ-ing worldwide, which she still does to this day. In 1999, Nicolette left Talkin’ Loud to set up her own label, Early Records. Her third album, “Life Loves Us” was released on Early Records in 2005. Following two singles from “Life Loves Us”, Nicolette released a new single, a re-release of “No Government” with brand new remixes, on Great Stuff Records in 2007, 2008 and 2009. She also featured on the title track of the album “Love” by DJ Cam. Various featuring singles were released, including two singles on Samuel Yirga’s new album on Real World Records. Her fourth solo album 'The Infinitive' is planned for a release in 2017 on her own record label 'Early Records'.

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Backing Vocals
Genres
  • Dance
  • Electronic
  • Hip-Hop/Rap
  • R&B/Soul
Popular Tracks   
No Government on Trip Hop Classics By Kid Loco by Kid Loco
Dove Song on How the East Was Won by Various Artists
Waking up (Remix) on How the East Was Won by Various Artists
I Woke Up on Pedro Almodóvar - Viva La Tristeza! by Various Artists
It's Only to Be Expected on How the East Was Won by Various Artists
Groovy on Life Loves Us by Nicolette
Sunshine on Life Loves Us by Nicolette
Wholesome on Life Loves Us by Nicolette
Jenny on Life Loves Us by Nicolette
No Government (Gimikk On The Groove Remix) on Munich Disco Tech Vol.10 by Various Artists

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Discography


Title Artist Year Type
Simple LifeNicolette2018Single
Modern Stories EPNicolette2012Album
FascinationNicolette2011Single
LoveDJ Cam Feat Nicolette2009Album
Wholesome EPNicolette2006Album
Life Loves UsNicolette2005Album
I Am Where The Party's AtNicolette2005Single
SunshineNicolette2000Single
Now Is Early EPNicolette1997Album
All Day DJ-Kicks EPNicolette1997Single
DJ-KicksNicolette1997Compil.
Let No-One Live Rent Free In Your HeadNicolette1996Album
Let No-One Live Rent Free In Your HeadNicolette1996Album
NightmareNicolette1996Single
We Never KnowNicolette1996Album
Beautiful DayNicolette1996Album
No GovernmentNicolette1995Album
Stars In My EyesNicolette1993Album
Wicked MathematicsNicolette1992Album
Now Is EarlyNicolette1992Album
O Si Nene / Udi EgwuNicolette1991Album
Waking Up / Dove SongNicolette1991Album
School Of The World / Single Minded PeopleNicolette1990Album
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