For the last decade, Nymfo has been grinding the gears in the capital city of Netherlands, working his way from the bottom up as a club dj to one of the worlds more premier producers. Shortly after winning an award for best Dutch DJ, his stardom swiftly began to rise with releases on Critical and C.I.A. In his on going journey through drum & bass, Nymfo has put out countless albums with Klute’s Commercial Suicide, Dispatch Recordings, Metalheadz and even made appearances on RAM and Hospital Records. We caught up with Bardo Camp, more widely known as Nymfo, as he was traveling back home from Germany.
How did you get into drum & bass and how did you come up with the name Nymfo?
After hearing Sound Control by Randall & Andy C I was hooked to this sound immediately. I started buying some vinyl, stole my mums pick up player and bought a 2nd hand ‘mixer’ somewhere. After some practicing I organised my first party with a few friends in my hometown. I needed a dj name so was looking in the dictionary for some inspiration. I saw the meaning of ‘Nymphomanic’ and thought it was funny. That’s where it all started!
You won Best Dutch Drum & Bass DJ in 2005. Can you talk about this a bit more? How did this change things for you?
It happened at the right time for me. I was dj’ing already for a few years, but this award gave me a great boost for festival gigs in Holland and also Belgium because it was just a Dutch thing.
In 2007 you were featured on the Renegade Recordings Calligraphy EP as well as a single with Icicle on Critical Recordings. How did you link up these labels?
Because I was promoting parties for almost 10 years I knew all the people in the scene already. Icicle and I both were living in Eindhoven, so he showed me a lot of tips and tricks for writing music. So it was just a matter of time to get those tunes out on the labels we liked.
You have a new EP on Commercial Suicide called Brain Feeder. Can you tell us more about this project?
I wanted a diverse EP, because I think a lot of singles / EP’s these days are all sounding like 1 subgenre of drum and bass. My dj sets are always diverse as well, so that’s what I tried to do with the Brain Feeder EP!
This surely is not your first release with Klute’s label and hopefully not your last. Do you have anything else slated with Commercial Suicide?
Tom is a good friend, he runs a wicked label and he likes my music. So I always like to release music on Commercial Suicide. At the moment I’m writing some new music and I’m sure some of those tunes are getting released on Suicide later this year.
You’ve also released on RAM, CIA, Dispatch and Metalheadz to name just a few. What’s next for you?
I just signed another EP to Dispatch Recordings which will come out later this year. I have another collab with Maduk for Hospital Recordings. At the moment I’m finishing my EP for Spearhead Records, which will have some more musically tunes. And in July I have a 3 track single for Renegade Hardware which I’m really happy with!
The new EP is pure madness and is set to be a huge success. Are you already getting support from other big artists hyping it up?
Friction is supporting it at his show on BBC Radio 1, I saw London Elektricity playing it and Hype gave it some love on Kiss FM already. So I think that’s a good start already 🙂
Do you have any plans to tour the US or Europe/UK any time soon?
I’m flying back from Germany right now where I played last night and the night before I was in Lissbon. Next week I have 2 big festivals in Holland and after that I go to Berlin, Austria and also play Tomorrowland Festival in Belgium. And I just got an email from my US agent about an US tour for August, so feel free to drop him a message if you are a promotor and interested 🙂
Do you have any words to the DNB Vault readers and the fans out there?
Without D&B we still have Rum & Ass!