Artist to Watch: DJ Nate

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Who:DJ Nate
Where: Chicago, IL

Born Nathan Clark on the west side of Chicago, the youthful DJ Nate is a multifaceted artist who heads up the Get It Squad and cites rapping, acting, singing, dancing, and basketball among his many talents. All that’s well and good, but here at XLR8R, we can’t get enough of his otherworldly contributions to the world of juke. Swapping out a steady 4/4 for skittery, irregular beats and layering them with repetitive, yet oddly compelling melodies, DJ Nate has carved out a unique sound that retains juke’s traditional breakneck pace while pushing the genre in wildly experimental new directions.

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