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Nick Grater

Johannesburg [South Africa]


Nick Grater has been a stalwart powerhouse of the techno industry in South Africa for more than twenty years. As with any DJ, his career began humbly with a simple residence at Atomic in Johannesburg. From these humble beginnings rose a force to be reckoned with. Nick has almost single-highhandedly kept the techno scene rolling forward in South Africa like an unstoppable steamroller of beats with the birth of Teknotribe events in 2003. As a firm believer in underground purism, Nick is recognized as one of the top techno performers in the country and a proud ambassador for this genre overseas.

 His intelligent, energetic, hard, driving style has
secured him a reputation as one of the finest and most technically adept DJ/producers in South Africa.

Speaking of producing, Nick can boast of several fertile collaborations, as well as successful solo tracks, released on world-class record labels – Stick Recordings, Techburst, InLab, Black Void, Hydraulix, Smitten, Maximum Minimum, Cluster, Routemaster, Powertools and Stay Up Forever, as well as Nick's Teknotribe records.

He has also garnered praise for his remix of “Illuminate”, a track from local supernova band Springbok Nude Girls, which has been signed to iTunes in the UK and Sony BMG in South Africa. Seemingly unstoppable, Nick’s tireless dedication, talent and passion have seen his career expand past our
shores toward global stages and his incredible skill and phenomenal presence behind the decks have ensured his name feature on an international level in clubs and events in UK, Brazil, Germany, Slovakia and in Africa.

Nick has shared the stage with top international DJ’s Sam Paganini, Julian Jeweil, Boris Brejcha, Cosmic Boys, Joseph Capriati, Wehbba, Dave Clark, Luigi Madonna, Victor Ruiz, Christian Smith, Alex Stein, Alberto Ruiz, Oliver Huntemann, Hollen, Khainz, Industrialyzer, Olivier Giacamatto, Chris Liberator, D.A.V.E TheDrummer, to name a few.

Nick’s overriding passion and enthusiasm for techno, have secured its future in South Africa. Known countrywide by punter, producer, festival and club promoter/owners, label owners and DJ alike, Nick commands respect both in his achievements behind the decks and behind the scenes. Nick is a true pioneer and ambassador of the underground electronic dance movement and more specifically the techno genre.




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Agency: Teknotribe Records


Email: [email protected]