With a career of 20 odd years, jack of all trades Ultra Naté has proven to have staying power, alongside Dance Divas such as Taylor Dayne or Kristine W. Over these two decades she has collaborated with big names such as Quentin Harris, Todd Terry, David Morales, Tony Moran and Marlon D, creating sounds ranging from R&B/pop to electro/dance. Besides being a singer, ready to release her sixth studio album this spring, Naté is also producer, label exec and DJ, a passion she picked up only a few years ago, mixing both at clubs and on French radio.
Naté delivered the follow up to her debut album Blue Notes in the Basement, which included her first dance hit It’s Over Now, in 1993. With Show Me, off One Woman’s Insanity, she scored her first #1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play chart. Naté’s big break came with the ‘97 smash hit Free. Shortly after, she teamed up with Amber and Jocelyn Enriquez to form Stars on 54, recording a rendition of If You Could Read My Mind.
The 2001 album Stranger Than Fiction saw the artist working with Lenny Kravitz, N’dea Davenport and producers D-Infliuence. It contained one of Naté’s most memorable singles Twisted (Got me Goin’ Round).
Nate’s fifth studio album Grime, Silk & Thunder (2007) included the #1 club hits Give It All You Got (featuring Chris Willis) and the Pointer Sisters’ Automatic, the 2005 collaboration with StoneBridge entitled Freak On, and the massive anthem Love’s the Only Drug. Last year Naté participated in the Swiss selection for Eurovision. My Love was not short listed however.
The first singles to be featured on the new full-length Hero Worship were already released back in 2011: Turn It Up, and the duet with former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams Waiting on You. The latest solo effort to prequel the new full-length is called Everybody Loves The Night. Check out the original mix, and a slamming Wawa Remix after the jump.