N8N

Based: Belgium / Cape Town

Independent recording artist N8N (pronounced ‘Nathan’ ) grew up in a family that reveres music and has contributed to the rich legacy of musical culture in Europe for over 20 years. As a kid he got to watch legends like Ray Charles, James Brown, B.B King, Sly Stone, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Prince perform up close.

Inspired and filled with the power of Soul music N8N began playing the drums when he was 6 years old and DJ’ing at 13, but it all came together when he picked up the mic at age 16 and has grown to become a respected international performer and entertainer. Appearances at clubs and festivals around the globe include the legendary Ronnie Scott’s (LDN), The Sugar Bar (NYC), North Sea jazz Club (Amsterdam), The Waiting Room (Cape Town), Rothschild 12 (TLV), Container (TLV), People’s Place (Amsterdam), Blue Note festival (BE), Lokerse Feesten (BE), Peer Rhythm & Blues fest., and The Hague Jazz (NL). N8N has shared the stage for opening acts and jams with the likes of Jamiroquai, Seal, Macy Gray, Nile Rodgers, Incognito amongst others. In 2010 & 2011 he was asked personally by Prince to provide the aftershows.
In 2008, N8N teamed up with Daniel Romeo, a renowned Italian-Belgian producer and bass player to begin work on his debut album ‘Who is he ?’. The album was signed to EMI and featured renowned artists including Toots Thielemans, Amp Fiddler, Daniel Romeo, Eric Legnini, Leendert Haaksma (guitar player from Anouk) and DJ Grazzhoppa. Touring, performing and composing are all in a days work for an artist dedicated to sharing his love and passion for music and people.

The Deejay Side Of The Story started in 1997 when N8N received his first set of turntables & a second hand mixer for his birthday. Learning to beat mix with what he likes to call quality house music (Masters at work) he later got tuned to hip-hop & then back to the roots of Disco, Funk & Soul.

Then the crate digging began, searching vinyl stores lookin’ for those rare grooves that got him started. By the time he was 16 Nate had played in lounges, clubs, private parties, weddings and was really rocking the business from BBQ’s to bar & bat mitswa’s! He performed weekly residencies at dozens of party concepts & clubs. In 2006 he went on to create his own party concept THE LOVE BELOW ‘Your monthly rendez-vous with Soul’ where he has played along side legends such as : DJ JAZZY JEFF (the Fresh Prince), DJ PREMIER (Gangstarr), DJ ?uestlove (The Roots), DJ Maseo (De La Soul), DJ Cash Money (DMC world champion), DJ rashida (Prince aftershows) Today N8N REMIXED plays a surprising and original mix of all the music he loves. His ability to entertain crowds with ol’ school MC’ing, mixing & scratching, moonwalking & stage diving caught the attention of major festivals like TOMORROWLAND and LAUNDRY DAY. Under the motto ‘Real music for real people’ he tours around the globe performing in cities like : Shanghai, Bejing, Singapore, Bangkok, New York, Tel Aviv, Tarifa, Brussels, Paris, London, Miami at the WMC where he deejayed along side Mark Ronson at the Delano. His feel good music and stage presence looks landed him gigs at fashion events for such brands as : Gucci, Armani, Essentiel, Filippa K, G-star Raw, Tequila Patron & Beats by Dre who endorse him. His unconditional love for Disco, Funk & Soul music got him playing at afterparties for : Prince, Nile Rodgers from Chic, Macy Gray, Kid Creole, Eros Ramazotti, Kevin Spacey, Axel Vervoort and many more.

 

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