When it comes to hip hop in Western Canada (and beyond), there’s a reason why Nato is one of the most trusted studio engineers in the game. For over 15 years, Nato has achieved a top standard for professional sound quality by obsessively honing his craft (and his gear) to meet or surpass industry standards. When you trust your full project with Nato, you are making a statement that you aren’t willing to cut corners on the detail and quality needed to stand out and make a real impact with your music.
This attention to detail and emphasis on quality is built into Nato’s DNA. Raised by a music teacher mother and subsequently versed in everything from piano and trumpet to the violin, he eventually got his hands on his brother’s drum machine at age twelve. Combining his technical background with the raw energy of hip hop took his creations to another level, and allowed his rep to rise quickly in his hometown of Edmonton and beyond.
Over the years, he’s produced for some of Western Canada’s top hip hop artists, including rising hip hop prodigy Merkules, who Nato has been working with since the beginning of his career. He has also put in work over the years for other top talents such as Snak the Ripper, Drezus, Cadence Weapon, Evil Ebenezer, Ghettosocks, Epic, and Dragon Fli Empire. Nato is also a talented producer and DJ, and forms one half of the acclaimed Edmonton hip hop duo, Touch & Nato.