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Nathan left his Norfolk village of Necton at the age of 18 to study for an HND in Music Technology at Reading College of Art & Design (only to drop out before completion after his musical career suddenly took off of its own accord), but his musical talent is very much a natural, innate gift. Ear
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Nathan left his Norfolk village of Necton at the age of 18 to study for an HND in Music Technology at Reading College of Art & Design (only to drop out before completion after his musical career suddenly took off of its own accord), but his musical talent is very much a natural, innate gift. Early piano lessons foundered when it came to learning to read music: deciding that this level of abstraction was a step too far for him, the young Nathan then focused his efforts on instead memorising by ear with the aim of recalling it during his practice sessions at home, with considerable success. And in spite of the limitations of his formal classical training, the adult Nathan possesses an almost pitchperfect ability to deduce the key of a piece of music and provide a detailed musical analysis from ear alone, where many a more qualified musician would have to resort to some form of trial-and-error keyboard assistance. Enquiries as to the identity of new tracks played in his musical soulmate James Holden's DJ sets at a previous weekend's festivities meanwhile may come accompanied by a detailed note-perfect cover version mp3 knocked out once Fake is back home, having committed the single hearing to memory whilst lost out on the dancefloor. And this almost autistic attention to detail extends into Nathan's production methods today, wringing his astounding results out of the limited palette of a PC and millenium-era Cubase 5 software thanks to his encyclopaedic knowledge of every little detail – be it bug, quirk, malfunction or bonafide built-in feature - that lurks inside his chosen tools, demonstrating the truth in the old adage that it is not what you have got, but what you do with it that counts. Now based at the centre of the action in London town, from his bedroom studio base in Hackney Nathan currently divides his time between writing new music, touring, and remixing (previous lucky recipients of the Nathan Fake computer edit funk treatment include DFA's Shocking Pinks, Tiefschwarz, Annie, Avus, Vincent Oliver, Steve Lawler and DJ Remy). He has also recently developed a new line in playing his favourite records at people, otherwise known as that recently democratised pursuit of “DJing” that now bases itself around the possession of great taste and charisma rather than the robotic beatmatching skills that were so important to the trainspotters of yore. And whatever string he decides to add to his bow next, Nathan's constant dialogue with the notion of other people's expectations of him is sure to keep him moving on, even if that does make his life more difficult along the way. 'Hard Islands' provides the latest snapshot on Nathan Fake's road to musical maturity, but far be it from me to suggest where this special character might be headed next: he will only do his best to confound me anyway!
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03-12-2012
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Paean


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Lukid Remix

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Paean (Coda)

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03-09-2012
Techno
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Cascade Airways


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Iceni Strings


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11-06-2012
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Iceni Strings


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Sense Head


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Bauxite Dream


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13-12-2010
Tech House
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Xmas Rush


 
   
Mi Cyaan believe it

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15-05-2009
Tech House
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The Turtle


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Basic Mountain


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Castle Rising


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23-08-2004
Techno
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The Sky Was Pink

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Holden Remix

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