Nate Laurence

If persistence and passion is a recipe for success, Nate Laurence (Minneapolis, MN, USA) characterizes the journey. Nate is the quadruple threat: veteran DJ since 1994, prolific producer, event-coordinator, and label owner.

Nate has always been a DJ first. Once known as DJ Unity – a patron of former Minneapolis RAVE troupe “UNIK Communications” – Nate has labored for his place in house music. A career that developed over the course of a decade – largely behind the scenes – has now become impossible to ignore. Amid absurd energy behind the decks – layered with dexterous turntablism – Nate impresses even the most cynical critics one at a time “leaving wows in his wake.” Today, Nate remains active with gigs reaching as far as Europe, Southern Africa, and throughout the United States. Though national and international bookings keep him busy, in 2009 Nate fulfilled an enduring aspiration and true privilege by becoming a resident DJ at the legendary First Avenue Nightclub in Minneapolis.

After living in his second home of Cape Town, South Africa in 2001, Nate focused on production. Since then, his discog has grown at a reputable pace. With rookie releases on Flatpack Traxx, Funkfield, and Control Recordings, Nate proved his aptitude as a gifted producer. His distinct tech-meets-Chicago house production style has continued to mature, signing EPs with Spatula City, Guesthouse, Love Network, Onethirty, Mindtravel, and Flapjack Records to name but a few. He has also provided remixes for some of the biggest names in EDM: DJ Dan, Inland Knights, Chuck Love, Bryan Jones, and many others. In 2007, Nate partnered with Chicago-based beatmaker, Scrubfish (Scott Kammer) and together they continue to reach Top100 lists worldwide while each new release continues to outshine subsequent releases.

In 2008 Nate created HotDish. HotDish is both a collaborative of DJs (Nate and good friend J Matthews) and an event crew that has become an illustrious house movement in Minneapolis. Finally, in 2011 Nate began a new philanthropic record label, Pluralistic Records. Pluralistic Records releases distinct and unique tracks that cross the boundaries between Chicago, Detroit, disco house, and tech house...or simply, house. Notably, Nate (the academic) is also a Social Justice advocate, activist, and educator working at the University of Minnesota. This part of him is infused in his music, his branding, and all that he works to accomplish. Keep your eyes open for this talented and very different househead - who continues to give his all to keep the music fresh and far-reaching.

Past Shows


Nov
29
th
2014
The Record Room
Nov
29
th
2014
The Record Room

Ghetto and HotDish

with Nate Laurence and j matthews
Oct
25
th
2014
The Record Room
Oct
25
th
2014
The Record Room

HotDish

with Nate Laurence, j matthews, PATRICK JAMES and more!
Sep
27
th
2014
The Record Room
Sep
27
th
2014
The Record Room

CHRONIK SOLUTIONZ and HotDish

with Justin Lewis, Nate Laurence and j matthews
Aug
30
th
2014
The Record Room
Aug
30
th
2014
The Record Room
Jul
26
th
2014
The Record Room
Jul
26
th
2014
The Record Room

DJ ESP Woody McBride and HotDish

with Nate Laurence and j matthews
Jun
28
th
2014
The Record Room
Jun
28
th
2014
The Record Room

REES URBAN, DEREK FER REAL and HotDish

with Nate Laurence and j matthews
May
31
st
2014
The Record Room
May
31
st
2014
The Record Room

BLAKE WALKER (Open House Chicago/Sugarcane Family) and HotDish

with Chukkles, Nate Laurence and j matthews
Apr
26
th
2014
The Record Room
Apr
26
th
2014
The Record Room

Jason Hodges and HotDish

with Nate Laurence, j matthews and Aaron Bliss
Mar
29
th
2014
The Record Room
Mar
29
th
2014
The Record Room

Christian James, DJ BEN CLEAR and HotDish

with Nate Laurence and TEDDY MAC
Feb
22
nd
2014
The Record Room
Feb
22
nd
2014
The Record Room

T MIXWELL and HotDish

with Nate Laurence, j matthews and GHOST CHANNELS
Nov
30
th
2013
The Record Room
Nov
30
th
2013
The Record Room

DJ Fresko and HotDish

with Nate Laurence, j matthews and Bunnymob
Oct
26
th
2013
The Record Room
Oct
26
th
2013
The Record Room

HotDish

with Nate Laurence, j matthews and MATT MOXX
Sep
28
th
2013
The Record Room
Sep
28
th
2013
The Record Room

E-Tones and HotDish

with Nate Laurence and DJ SOULFEATHER
Aug
31
st
2013
The Record Room
Aug
31
st
2013
The Record Room

NICK GUNZ and HotDish

with Nate Laurence, j matthews and JASON HEINRICHS
Jul
27
th
2013
The Record Room
Jul
27
th
2013
The Record Room

Aaron Litschke, Matt Veloce and HotDish

HOTDISH presents A BLACK REUNION featuring AARON LITSCHKE and MATT VELOCE
with Nate Laurence and j matthews
Jun
29
th
2013
The Record Room
Jun
29
th
2013
The Record Room

Centrific and HotDish

A BLACK LIGHT HOEDOWN
with Nate Laurence, j matthews and SAINT LEWIS
May
25
th
2013
The Record Room
May
25
th
2013
The Record Room

HotDish and DJ Fresko

HOTDISH presents FRESKO
with j matthews, Nate Laurence and GOK TEZGOR
Apr
27
th
2013
The Record Room
Apr
27
th
2013
The Record Room

DERRICK CARTER and HotDish

with j matthews and Nate Laurence
Mar
30
th
2013
The Record Room
Mar
30
th
2013
The Record Room

HotDish and JESSE SAUNDERS

HOTDISH presents JESSE SAUNDERS
with Nate Laurence and j matthews
Feb
23
rd
2013
The Record Room
Feb
23
rd
2013
The Record Room

ANDREW EMIL and HotDish

HOTDISH presents ANDREW EMIL
with Matt Veloce, j matthews and Nate Laurence

More Shows

Oct
12
th
7th St Entry

sammy rash and The Astronomers

Oct
29
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Talking Volumes with Kate DiCamillo

Oct
1
st
The Fitzgerald Theater

Talking Volumes with Louise Erdrich

Sep
17
th
The Fitzgerald Theater

Talking Volumes with Edwidge Danticat