When balancing on the edge of reality, you can see much further into the abstract, surreal world of your mind. This world has always been the incentive for Nathan Surreal to explore the deep ends of music and art. To avoid the obvious, search for the unexpected and to create a provocative illusion. With a sound best described as experimental house and techno, consisting of deviating rhythms, hypnotic structures and deep grooves. Nathans music has an obvious African character, influenced by the early (deep)house and techno from Chicago and Detroit. When he first started out with music, he was into experimental hip-hop. As time went by, he found his true passion in house and (dub)techno.
With an African percussionist as a father and a mother who fills her days with dancing jazz, music was an easy choice. Nathan Surreal is a producer at heart. The founder of KMS Records, the legendary Kevin Saunderson, noticed this in 2014, when Nathan released his ‘Binary Omania’ EP on his Detroit based label and received full support from Kevin and artists like DJ3000, Greg Gow, Andrew Duke, Anthony Shakir, Colin Dale, Vince Watson, Stacey Pullen and Richard Hawtin. Next to this success there is also the ‘Illustrator’ EP, with a remix from Dantiez Saunderson on Repressure Recordings.
Next to his talent he also enjoys great knowledge in music. This has definitely grown at the Conservatory of Tilburg, where he is now about to finish his Bachelor in Music Technology. Next to absorbing information, he also shares it with others – when he is teaching at the Herman Brood Academie in Utrecht, or when he is working as a musical curator for party organizations in Amsterdam.