Nick Catchdubs Bio

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Nick Barat, better known as Nick Catchdubs, is based in Brooklyn, New York. He has been dropping his signature club sets (hip-hop, electro, dancehall, rock and more, with an emphasis on new music and original remixes) all across the country for the past four years. He just offers a lot of different music mixed well, rocking any kind of party you could think of. Equally at home opening a packed show for the Clipse or spinning between bands at the SXSW and CMJ festivals, Nick has shared stages with the likes of Ghostface, MIA, Spankrock, and the Pack, and played back to back with club champs like Diplo & Low Budget of Hollertronix, Flosstradamus, and Kanye West’s DJ A-Trak. He has been a featured guest at The Rub in Brooklyn and helped found the beloved Superfriends bash at Milk in San Francisco. Nick’s expertly-sequenced mixtapes have the Chicago Reader calling him “tastemaking royalty who can break an act single-handedly.” On the production side, his blends, remixes, and re-edits have been getting play around the globe, from college radio to commercial stations like Power 106 in Los Angeles. As co-founder of the beloved Fool’s Gold record label with A-Trak (named an “indie innovator” by Billboard), Nick has helped launch the careers of artists like Kid Sister and Kid Cudi while curating steady releases of only the best in hand-picked new music. He was featured with the Fool’s Gold family in Bushmills’ “Since Way Back” ad campaign on giant billboards, wall posters and subway ads throughout the NYC metro area. Before starting the label, Nick also served as associate editor at The FADER Magazine, holding down the mag’s radio show The Let Out on East Village Radio while writing features and cover stories on everyone from Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg to Jenny Lewis, Soca star Machel Montano and the Chicago juke scene.

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