DJ Nana [Toronto, Canada]

Dj NaNa believes that the art of Turntablism is a science. The same
precision and dedication scientists put into research and experiments,
is what NaNa is known for putting into his own artform. An artist,
DJ, performer, producer, music supervisor, and promoter, he’s already
toured the globe behind the turntables, but this versatile artist is
also widely respected as an MC. His previous releases, including the
well received and critically acclaimed, World Inside My Head (Volumes
2 and 3), earned a lot of buzz when he was just testing the waters as
an artist. Described as an “intensely passionate and dedicated lover
of music” (CBC Radio), with a sound that is “lush and heavy, soulful
and raw” (Vue Weekly), NaNa is now prepping for his full-length debut
dj NaNa’s first single off the upcoming album, “Let the Beat Go” is a
collaboration of global proportions – literally! Featuring South
Africa’s three most prolific MCs, HHP, Tumi and Zubz, the track is
instantly infectious, garnering heavy rotation from South Africa’s MTV
equivalent, Channel O. Teaming up with Rich Kidd, the remix brings
together two of Toronto’s most respected heavy hitters. As a
producer, NaNa is known for taking risks that few others are willing
to, and this fearlessness is just as tangible on the mic. The B-Side
of the first single, “Confusion” demonstrates how NaNa pushes the
envelope with his signature hypnotic lyrical flow.

Originally from Ghana and raised in a small town in Southern Ontario,
dj NaNa’s upbringing is what stimulated his love for music. NaNa’s
influences range from the common, (Wu Tang Clan, Saukrates) to the not
so obvious, (Zamfir, Portishead) and everything in between. A true
music connoisseur, his knowledge of diverse genres of music is almost
as impressive as his knack for combining them under the umbrella of
Hip Hop. NaNa’s powerful list of credits includes long-standing
residencies in Toronto and Montreal, as well as sharing the stage with
The Roots, Zaki Ibrahim, K-OS, Saul Williams, K’naan, Bedouin
Soundclash, Likota Son, and M1 of Dead Prez.

[audio: _NaNa _remixxxtape.mp3].

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