DJ + Vinyl Junkie + Music Historian
Brice Nice is a radio and club DJ, music historian, and vinyl junkie. He hosts the Block Party radio show on WWOZ New Orleans (90.7fm or wwoz.org), every Saturday from 6-8pm. Brice Nice has rocked parties in just about every venue in New Orleans, from House Of Blues, Metro, Republic, & Ampersand, down to regular gigs at the hole in the wall late night spots he prefers like Mimi’s and The Saint. He has played across the US including San Francisco, Portland, Palm Springs, New York, Detroit, Atlanta, and Philadelphia and overseas in Australia and New Zealand, His taste is respected internationally and his musically versatility is unmatched in the Crescent City. From all 45 sets of New Orleans and Gulf Coast R&B, soul, garage, and funk, through disco nights rocking all original 12” singles to digital DJing a wide range from current radio hip hop to deep underground club music, Brice is not limited to any one genre and can rock crowds across demographic and geographic divides.
As a music historian and wax fanatic, Brice has shone a light into forgotten corners of New Orleans music, and brought attention to relatively unheralded musical heroes including Eddie Bo and Alfred Taylor and his Rosemont Records through writings in Wax Poetics and Offbeat magazine.
He has produced more than 100 shows over the last 20 years including Sleater-Kinney and Elliott Smith playing at his house in the mid-90s, a secret birthday party show for Diplo in 2008 to recent shows with partner Musa Alves in Rhythm Killers bringing Dave Nada, Emynd, Pictureplane, Beyondadoubt, and Deathface to their first New Orleans shows as well as Ricky B’s first show in 10 years. He has opened for a ridiculous number of acts from Mannie Fresh to Jefferson Airplane to Stooges and Hot 8 Brass Bands to Sissy Nobby and Big Freedia and countless others.
Brice has just launched a new record label with friend Scott Borne called Sinking City Records. In January 2013, Sinking City released an LP from rapper Ricky B that includes the New Orleans classic “Shake It Fo Ya Hood” and 8 other tracks that have been unavailable for many years. Other releases to follow that showcase the diversity and talent of the Crescent City. Info can be found at sinkingcityrecords.com.