2015 was the year Patrick Topping cemented his status as one of the most in demand names in dance music, securing his 5th Beatport Tech-House number 1, tirelessly touring the world’s biggest festivals, from Creamfeilds in South America to Stereosonic in Australia, to the main stage at Movement in Detroit, whilst completing his second summer as resident at DC10 in Ibiza for Paradise. Back to back sets with Pete Tong (Storey Miami), Eats Everything (Coocon Ibiza, Jamie Jones (Radio 1 Ushuaia), Green Velvet (SW4 London) and Skream (Glastonbury) show how highly regarded a DJ he has become, as does his jump of 32 places in Resident Advisor’s Top 100 DJs poll to #48.
Having topped Beatport’s Tech-House Chart 3 times in 2014 with ‘Get Beasty’ and ‘Forget’ both released on Hot Creations and then together along side techo legend Green Velvet, on ‘Voicemail’, Patrick delivered two more smash hits in 2015. Firstly his remix of Coyu & Edu Imbernon’s classic ‘El Baile Aleman’ reached no.1 in Beatport’s Pulse (Streaming) Tech-House chart, and then his second collaboration with Green Velvet – ‘When Is Now’ reached the top spot in the Beatport Tech-House Chart. In-between those he also debuted on Adam Beyer’s Truesoul label with an acclaimed 3 track EP. 2015 also saw Patrick cap off a stunning rise to fame with a debut Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 (18/04/2015) – almost a year to the day after being hailed one of Pete Tong’s ‘Future Stars’ in 2014 and exactly 2 years after his debut release.
Patrick’s accolades also count two DJ Awards for ‘Best Newcomer’ and ‘Track Of The Season’ for ‘Forget’, as well as DJ Mag’s ‘Best Tune’ in their Best of British Awards and a debut at #80 in Resident Advisor’s Top 100 DJs poll in 2014.
Renowned for his ability to craft infectious, dancefloor-ready rhythms that first saw him championed by Hot Creations label boss Jamie Jones. Now 26 years old, Patrick first built a DJ career around playing at his own popular club night, ‘Motion’ at Digital Newcastle where he booked and played alongside some of the biggest names in the business. First coming to the dance world’s attention with critically-acclaimed debut EP ‘Walk On’ via Hot Trax in 2013 – followed by equally successful follow up EP ‘Any Amounts’ on Hot Creations.
Patrick’s far-reaching appeal has also seen him complete many tours of the US, 3 Australian tours and as well as countless shows in South America and Europe, including appearances at major international festivals such as Glastonbury, Hideout, Tomorrowland in both Brazil & Belgium, and TomorrowWorld in Atlanta. With his productions being championed heavily by Pete Tong and Annie Mac on their legendary BBC radio 1 shows, Patrick performed live on Radio 1 as part of their 20th Anniversary in Ibiza show on August 1st 2015, DJing b2b with Jamie Jones to millions of radio listeners and viewers on the Red Button TV.
With his roots in the Toronto after-hours circuit and a profile that has since seen him smash premiere international platforms across the globe, Nathan Barato’s carved out a reputation as not only one of the most playable producers in dance music, but amongst its most prolific DJs as well.
In other words, Nathan Barato isn’t just the guy being invited to play all the big parties, he’s the guy everyone else on the bill is spinning too. Whether it was Marco Carola first rinsing Nathan’s 2012 hit “Hard Werq” to worldwide audiences just months before asking him to join the Music On roster, or Jamie Jones deeming Nathan a new star at the Hot Creations camp while making this year’s ‘Wobble Talk’ EP a mainstay in his superstar sets… the T.O. native has skyrocketed to international prominence as a well-respected and sought after name.
Many credit Nathan’s success to his genre diversity. His eclectic sound infuses many styles and has been recognized as one where the likes of 90’s garage get sampled against the backdrop of funky techno. As a result, Nathan’s music is being released on some of the most prestigious imprints in the industry, including the aforementioned Hot Creations and spinoff Hottrax, as well as Rekids, Cajual, Saved Records, MOOD, and of course, his very own Roots And Wings label.
As Nathan Barato keeps on turning industry eyes and ears in his direction, he continues to get booked at some of the most vaunted events and clubs around the world, from festivals like BPM (Playa Del Carmen, Mexico), Ultra (Miami, USA), and We Are (London, UK), to venues that include Womb (Tokyo, Japan), Fabric (London, UK), WHP (Manchester, UK), Stereo (Montreal, Canada), Coda (Toronto, Canada), Output (New York, USA), Sound (Los Angeles, USA), Club Space (Miami, USA), Barn (Modena, Italy), DC10 (Ibiza, Spain), Amnesia (Ibiza, Spain), and more.
This upcoming summer plans to be another busy one for the in-demand selector, especially in Ibiza, where Nathan’s time on the island will be highlighted by a much anticipated residency at Jamie Jones’ powerhouse Paradise jam at DC10, 3 gigs at Space’s Do Not Sleep gathering, his return to Marco Carola’s Music On at Amnesia, and that’s just the beginning. You don’t want to miss it!