NYC DJ / producer and Fool’s Gold co-founder Nick Catchdubs has spent a career sharing music, supporting artists and connecting the dots between scenes and generations. The encyclopedic good vibes that became his signature (“the best party DJ in the game” – Stereogum) first came to life as original music on 2015’s Smoke Machine LP, featuring an anything-goes guest list and highlights that continue to bubble everywhere from Broad City to Apple Watch commercials.
However, Nick’s new album UFO chooses to blaze a more cosmic path. The attitude is still there, with big glowstick energy filtered through subway sounds and razor-edited, breakdance-ready chops; when vocals do pop up, courtesy of New York underground favorites like Nasty Nigel and Mr Muthafuckin eXquire, their subterranean bars feel right at home. But there’s also a surprising new gear of zoned out instrumentals and heady, re-animated synth loops added to the mix. Put it all together, and UFO is an enjoyably glitchy collection of Nick Type Beats: tune in, turn up, and blast off.
Along with his original music, Nick Catchdubs has remixed artists from Lizzo to Linkin Park, and collaborated on mixtapes with Wale (the acclaimed trio of 100 Miles And Running, Mixtape About Nothing and Back To The Feature), Mark Ronson, The Rub and more.
Nick continues to DJ in clubs worldwide and perform at festivals including Lollapalooza, Electric Daisy Carnival, Electric Zoo, Firefly, HARD Fest, Holy Ship!, Fool’s Gold DAY OFF and Coachella’s Heineken House.