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The Nomad


Having spent more than two decades behind both the decks and at the controls, The Nomad is now the master of his own production studio, Fresh Audio. A crispy mix of musical talent, he’s released six albums to date – his most recent Perilous Times dropped in July 2011.

His first album Movement, released in 1998, caught the attention of British dance music pioneers Rockers Hi Fi (Different Drummer, UK) sparking a partnership that nourished subsequent releases. The acclaimed 1999 album Second Selection was awarded the Best Dub/Hip-hop/Reggae Release in the b-Net New Zealand Music Awards. This laid the foundations for The Nomad’s eclectic, electric musical style. The smash hit 141, featuring Farda P from Rockers Hi Fi then sealed the deal. Along the way, from his first steps through to his current studio album Perilous Times, The Nomad has hitch-hiked on a melodic ride of bass grooves and jungle by-ways exploring the genres of reggae dubstep and electronica.

The Nomad's new album features an amazing line-up of local and international guest talent including: Fur Patrol's Julia Deans, Tehimana Kerr from Fat Freddy’s Drop, Electric Wire Hustle’s Myele Manzanza, the UK's Urban Soul Orchestra (UK), Jake Savona (AU), Vida-Sunshyne (AU), Boover Banton (UK), Jornick (French Guiana), Saritah (AU), Caroline Agostini (UK) and Rayjah45 (NZ), who all showcase their prodigious talents on this album.

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Daimon Schwalger


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The Nomad: Selected Works album out June 16
Posted: Sun Jun 8, 2008 9:33 pm
New Zealand electronica legend The Nomad celebrates a decade of being at the forefront of fresh music with the release of 'Selected Works', a collection of his favourite originals, new tracks and remixes.

'Selected Works', through AlleyKat Records and distributed by Rhythmethod, is set for release June 16 2008.

The Nomad entered New Zealand's flourishing electronic music scene from the ground up, releasing his first original album 'Movement' in 1998. He has since produced another four studio albums and an EP, with his sixth studio album in the pipeline.

Featured on 'Selected Works' are collaborations with some of the finest MCs and musicians from both here and abroad, including Rockers Hi-Fi's Farda P, Luciano, The Mad Professor, King Kapisi, Lisa Tomlins, Antsman, Barnaby Weir and Oakley Grenell.

'Selected Works' includes five new unreleased tracks: 'Stand' (with MCs Luciano and King Kapisi), 'Breakin' Rocks', 'Once In A Lifetime', 'Sific Dub' and 'Nothing On Me'.

Remixes on the album include Agent Alvin's remix of 'Sunny Day', Subtropic's (UK) revision of 'Lifeforms' and new Nomad remixes of 'Let's Play' and 'Take a Sip'.

The first 1000 CDs will be released in Limited Edition packaging with unique artwork, customisable cut-out and a felt CD jacket. A national tour commences July to August.

The Nomad: Selected Works
Album due June 16, 2008 through AlleyKat Records

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The Nomad to release album in 2005
Posted: Mon Nov 8, 2004 12:14 pm
FRESH PRODUCE: The Nomad full-length album 'QUINESSENCE'
FORMAT: CD / Limited 12”

'COMMON SENSE' Featuring Vanessa Stacey & Charlie Parker

One of New Zealand’s early pioneers of electronic/live NZ music, The Nomad, brings us his 5th full-length album in seven years. The album features solid tracks recorded over the past year and a half, finely tuned and polished for your listening pleasure.

Common Sense A track to feature on The Nomads 5th installment due for release next Feb 05 with guest vocalists Vanessa Stacy and MC Charlie Parker.

The Nomad heads to Europe on the 23rd Nov 2004, for gigs and to collaborate with musicians and producers to finish the album.

Before heading over The Nomad is having a special showing @ The Good Luck Bar in Wellington on the 18th Nov called 'WORK IN PROGRESS' a sneak preview of the new album 'QUINESSENCE' featuring MC’S and Special players put together by Fresh Produce.

Over the last year or so The Nomad has not only been working on his 5th album but had also been running “Fresh Audio” his engineering course, teaching Logic pro and production skills to the next generation of original NZ talent.

Come down to Good Luck on Thursday the 18th November.

Hear the essence of what is QUINESSENCE.


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The Nomad Nominated For B.Net Awards!
Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2002 3:48 pm
The Nomad have received the following nominations in the 2002 B.Net Music Awards:

* Best Downbeat Release (Level Three)


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