Baltimore native Nacey began writing and producing music as a teenager, eventually relocating to Washington, DC where he co-founded Nouveau Riche – one of the…
Baltimore native Nacey began writing and producing music as a teenager, eventually relocating to Washington, DC where he co-founded Nouveau Riche – one of the longest running and most successful dance nights in the nation’s capital. In 2008, the party was awarded Best Dance Night in the Washington City Paper’s ‘Best of DC’ issue. In 2010, he signed with Tittsworth and DJ Ayres’ label T&A Records. Having produced club music for over a decade, Nacey has been described by The Washington Post as ‘one of the District’s more prolific DJs.’ Performing annually at WMC, SXSW and CMJ showcases and holding a residency at the legendary U Street Music Hall, Nacey has shared stages with Digitalism, Matt & Kim, Sinden, Araabmuzik, DJ Craze and Blaqstarr to name a few.
Nacey is constantly evolving as a producer but remains a natural when expressing himself as a DJ. From studying classical piano as a child, to playing guitar in numerous bands as a teen, Nacey’s musical palette is diverse to say the least. His influences range from Skip James to Style of Eye to Mazzy Star to Three 6 Mafia. Growing up, Nacey became obsessed with the high-energy club music from Baltimore and became motivated to make his own dance music.
Countless publications have featured Nacey, including The Fader, New York Magazine, Discobelle and RCRDLBL. His remixes have won competitions curated by Erol Alkan’s Phantasy Sound UK label and Mad Decent Records. In 2010, Nacey contributed the opening remix (La Roux – ‘Bulletproof’) to Major Lazer & La Roux’s high profile LAZERPROOF album on Downtown Records, gaining over half a million downloads just days after its release. Later that year, his bootleg of M.I.A.’s ‘Steppin’ Up’ earned the #1 rank on Hype Machine’s popular list. His debut single ‘Work for This’ (T&A Records) made Turntable Lab’s top selling list after its debut, as well as Kid City’s ‘Best Songs of the Year’ list. In 2011, Nacey’s remix of Will Eastman ‘Feelin’ (Plant Music) was featured on BBC Radio1′s Essential Mix hosted by Pete Tong. Nacey’s compositions continue to penetrate a wide range of audiences, and have gained support worldwide from Diplo, Kissy Sell Out, Chad Hugo, The Japanese Popstars and Teki Latex.
2012 will be an important year for Nacey, with a forthcoming EP on T&A Records, an official remix of Crookers/Dr. Gonzo ‘Springer’ on Southern Fried Records, and the debut release of his band Misun’s EP ‘July.’