After purchasing his first set of decks in 1988 and working with a hip-hop crew in his native Austria, Nick packed up his turntables and relocated to the sunny shores of Australia 17 years ago, where he has been heavily involved with the local music community and club culture as a DJ & producer (MetaBass, Foreign Heights, etc), promoter (JamRock!, StepForward!, Make It Clap!, Dancehall Queen Australia), radio host (2SER, FBi, ABC, SBS) and music educator (Australian Institute of Music etc).
Over the course of his career he has performed at most major festivals and venues, at corporate & celebrity events, international movie launches, fashion shows, music awards, etc. Nick was the first hiphop DJ in Australia to sign a major label deal for a DJ-mixed album ('Blazin' Vol 1 / Universal Music, 2003, w/Nino Brown) and has since released a number of other albums, compilations and singles. As part of the dynamic trio Foreign Heights he was nominated for an ARIA in 2007, the main award in the Australian music industry.
He has also shared the stage with a multitude of artists such as Common, Michael Franti, Talib Kweli, N.E.R.D., Missy Elliott, Jungle Brothers, 50 Cent & G-Unit, The Roots, Run DMC, Xzibit, J Boog, Public Enemy, Ice T, Beatnuts, The Alkaholics, Spearhead, DJ Krush, QBert, Grandmaster Flash, MixMasterMike, Jungle Brothers, Lyrics Born, Sean Paul, Cypress Hill, ColdCut, Jazzanova, Black Eyed Peas, Scribe, Roots Manuva, and many more and has hit the studio with Australian and international artists including Mr Lif, Will I Am, Casual, Pigeon John, Murs, Che'nelle, MC Trey, Maya Jupiter, 13th Son, Eternia, DJ Regal, and others.
Recent gigs: an exclusive VIP industry party for Justin Timberlake; DJ for Michael Franti & Spearhead on their Australian tour; the exclusive Sunday day-party ‘The Do-Over’ in Hollywood, LA; warm-up tour DJ for U.S. hiphop/reggae star Matisyahu; an exclusive beach party at luxury resort Karma Kandara in Bali, Indonesia; Donna Karan’s (owner of fashion label DKNY) VIP birthday party at Sydney’s Star City Casino alongside the Black Eyed Peas and the All-Star Hip Hop Party 2013, an exclusive club show feat. Coolio, Chali 2Na, DJ Numark & Maseo (De La Soul).
Aside from extensive domestic touring within Australia, he has been booked in New York, San Francisco, London, Vienna, Tokyo, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Bali and Tahiti.
Nick is the driving force behind the ground-breaking Article One Events, running Australia’s most successful weekly reggae club JamRock!; Australia's premier French-Caribbean events 'Creole Zouk' and touring Caribbean artists to the Australasian region (recent tours include J Boog, Junior Reid, Lukie D, Fiji, Peetah Morgan etc).
Nick Toth plays hiphop, soul, funk, disco, dancehall reggae, dub, soca, zouk, afrobeat etc, catch him every week @ Hermann's Bar & El Topo and once a month @ Eleven Nightclub & Goodgod Small Club.
‘JUMP’ Riddim – various artists
(soca project in Trinidad & Australia, 2013 release)
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK – ‘Up, Up And Away’
(documentary score, 2009)
TRANSCONTINENTALS – ‘Angel Strut’ & ‘Mirror Man Theme’
(limited indie 7” release, 2006)
MR LIF – ‘For You’
(off the album Mo’ Mega, Def Jux 2006)
PIGEON JOHN – ‘Weight Of The World’
(off the album Summertime Pool Party,
Quannum Projects, 2006)
* this track has been licensed for two seasons of TVC’s by ‘Les Halles’ in Paris.
(3 tracks off the album Foreign Heights, Earshot 2006)
CHE’NELLE – ‘Gimme Some More! (Intro)’
(off the compilation Gimme Some More!, Jam Music, 2006)
MAYA JUPITER – ‘One In A Million’
(off the compilation Straight From The Art, Warner Music Australia, 2004)
MC TREY – ‘My ABC’
(off the compilation Culture Of Kings, Obese, 2003)
CAMIELLE – ‘Blazin’ Intro (See Mi Ya)’
(off the compilation Blazin’, Universal, 2002)
DHARMA BUMS – ‘Smeg’
(w/ DJ Mako; off the compilation The Evolution Will Not Be Televised, Creative Vibes, 1998)
YOO-BAA TRIEB – Hyperfamose Neurosendose
(album, TriebTraxx, 1995)
DJ REGAL – ‘Shock Ya Mind’
(12” single, Funk Weapons, 2006)
LORDZ OF THE FLY – ‘Dancing Is The Business’ & ‘Bump It’
(off the album Lordz Of The Fly, Livestyle Records/Inertia, 2004)
BRETHREN – 3 tracks
Off the album Beyond Undeground, Mustard Records, 2004)
THE BAGGSMEN – ‘Did You Like That?’
(off the album EP Close To Me, Hive, 2002)
MAYA JUPITER, TREY, EBSTA – ‘Santa Give Me A Beat’
(seasonal radio single only, 2001)
BLISS N ESO – ‘Next Shit’
(off the album The Arrival, 2000)
CELSIUS – ‘Retrooper’, ‘Risk’ & ‘When Currents Collide’
(off the album Celsius, Basic Equipment, 1999)
METABASS N BREATH – 3 tracks
(off the album The Life & Times Of A Beatboxer, Bomb Hiphop, 1999)
METABASS N BREATH – The Art of Levitation EP
(all tracks, MDS / MXL, 1999)
FLYSPEAK – ‘TV-Daytime’
(off the album The Amazing Swimming Dog, Deep Red Records, 1997)
METABASS N BREATH – ‘MetaMedicine’ & ‘Possession’
(off the 12” single Possession & album Seek, MBB/Bomb Basic, 1997)
MIX CDs (selection)
JamRock! PROMO MIX CDs
Roots Reggae, Lovers Rock, Dancehall, Soca
(since Jan 2010 - every quarter)
Creole Zouk Nights PROMO MIX CDs
Zouk, Kompa, Kuduro, Coupe Decale etc
(since Jan 2009 - every quarter)
DANCEHALL QUEEN AUSTRALIA 2008
The Hottest Dancehall Reggae hits plus all-time classic tunes…
(mixed by Nick Toth & K-Note, Central Station / Hardwax, 2008)
GIMME SOME MORE!
The Freshest & Finest in Hiphop, Funk & Soul
(double album, Jam Music, 2006)
RBK presents: EARSHOT SUMMER SAMPLER 2005
(Reebok promotional CD in conjunction w/ Earshot Music)
BATTLE OF THE YEAR – B-Boy Beats & Breaks Annual
(Shock Records, 2003)
BLAZIN’ Vol 1
(disc 2, Universal Music Australia, 2002)