When the luscious tones of 'The Gift' first starburst onto Top Of The Pops
in 1997, it was immediately obvious that Way Out West had more going on
than the usual dance act. Just as co-creator Nick Warren, with his
gamekeeper past, comedy writer-cartoonist brother, and high-quality DJ
career that has included Massive Attack and superclub Cream, clearly has
something more than the average DJ. With its eerie, evocative vocal from
Brit soul diva Joanna Law and its gorgeous, fluttering melodies, 'The Gift'
was a stylish, emotionally-brazen house record that connected as deeply
with people never found on a dancefloor as it did with die hard clubbers.
Even the Halifax Building Society felt moved enough to include 'The Gift'
on a celebrated advert, though they still turned Nick Warren down when he... Bio | read more