London-based Nathan C has certainly had a successful year, garnering the attention of the some of the world’s biggest DJs, including Tiesto, Mark Knight, and Pete Tong. He is also well-known as half of Tastemakers with his friend Ben Preston
As a complete sucker for smooth house vocals, I was overtaken by Nathan C’s remix of Weak by the UK garage and house group Lickrish Music. Released on the UK label Whartone, this progressive track features some seriously heartfelt vocals performed by Gemma Jay. When I listen to Weak I can’t help but be reminded of the 2008 hit I Remember by Kaskade and Deadmau5.
Best known as “that epic trip-hop track” from the Original Matrix Soundtrack, Nathan C struck gold this year with his rework of the 1996 record Clubbed To Death by Rob Dougan. A collaboration with another London producer, Danny Dove, Nathan’s version is quite fitting to the track’s name with his raw injection of dark rhythms, haunting basslines, and eerie synths. The poignant piano melody sample fits right in beautifully during the breakdown four minutes in.