Thursday, 28 October 2010

Introducing.... Nate Walka

On Tuesday evening, Mayfair's Molton House provided the backdrop to mark the introduction of grammy award winning artist, Nate Walka.

Now to some, the name might not be familiar, but if we mentioned Jamie Foxx' 'Blame It' or perhaps Trey Songz 'Say Ahh' it might come as a surprise to know that Nate was the one responsible for writing those tracks.

The new age artists of today are about getting theirs, and that's quintessentially what Nate Walka is all about, citing, 'Who makes the rules, we do'.

Playing a selection of material off his impending album, 'One Helluva Night' which is slated for an early 2011 release, guests were treated to Nate's charismatic sound which in his words cannot be 'boxed'.

A rapper at heart but signed to an Indy label under his own imprint, Versatile Music, Nate's delivery is thorough, clear and poignant, gliding over beats with clarity, as expected from an award winning songwriter.

Most memorable were the tracks 'Sky Walk Kid' which has the production you would expect from the hardest of T.I. tracks but is evenly balanced with Nate on the hook, whispering "I'm a Skywalk kid/ I dont wanna grow up / I do what I want, anyway that I want to".


Not forgetting about his female audience, another track which caught the attention of those in attendance was 'Hair Down', and the futuristic sound complimented by production of The Thrillers to the delight of guests like Alesha Dixon, BBC's Sarah Jane Crawford, TQ and Master Shortie.

The influx of producers and songwriters behind the scenes are shaping the way Hip Hop is moving forward today and Nate Walka, isn't that spoon fed, highly marketed artist, that lacks talent, he really is the real deal with nothing to prove as his CV is full of hits, but with it all to do, purely, because he can and wants to.

Images by Paul Sonola

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