"Brazier surveys the contemporary condition of turbulent youth through songs that toe the line between the clandestine underground and mass appeal." -CLASH (2023 Ones To Watch)
Following a run of acclaimed club-ready singles, South London-born artist/producer Nate Brazier today announces his debut EP YSK, set for release on February 10th, 2023. Listen to the EP here: LINK
Nate Brazier's artistry is injecting a breath of fresh air into the alt-dance space, bringing colour to greyscale coming-of-age moments. Incorporating elements of future garage, alternative R&B and two-step, his music is steeped in the heritage of electronic music -- but the difference is he's writing about his teenage years. Think late-night street-roaming, listening to music in parked cars and curbing hometown monotony with your chosen family. Nate set the tone for his forthcoming debut EP via a string of acclaimed singles -- 'Inertia' and 'Feels' emerged amidst the clamour of fans calling for new music after getting hooked on Nate's first offering, 'Patterns,' and the accompanying videos, which made you wish you'd been out with him and his friends the night before.
The resulting body of work is what Nate calls "anadolescent museum," as he explains: "I wrote this EP over my teenage years and I think there's a beauty to this period in life -- living in your own world, growing up with your friends and this EP embodies all of that. I want to champion that nostalgia -- the beauty in the mundane and my generation's fears of coming-of-age."
Quick to praise his influences, Nate draws inspiration from the experimental soundscapes of Burial, James Blake, Jai Paul and FKA Twigs. His early releases have amassed over 1M+ streams, featuring on Spotify's coveted POLLEN playlist and has seen co-signs from Kojey Radical, p-rallel, and Potter Payper. TikTok has been a defining force in how Nate has released music so far, building his fanbase through a series of cinematic TikTok videos which depict the adolescent world he shares with close friends. Imagine 20 seconds of Skins meets Euphoria, accumulating over 10M+ video views on the platform and simultaneously picking up fans across press and radio including: Clash's 'Ones to Watch,' Notion, NME, Sian Anderson's 'Next Generation' on BBC 1Xtra, Jamz Supernova, BBC Introducing and BBC 6 Music's Mary Anne Hobbs' 'Hit Reset,' 'New Music Fix' playlists and most recent 'Guest Mix.' In such a short space of time, Nate Brazier is an essential new artist to watch.