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The sound of Nautiluss is subtle but organic, intriguing but heavy. It’s also the creative brainchild of Graham Douglas Bertie. Moving away from the brash sounds of his former band Thunderheist (Big Dada), his desire for exploration has led him to take on a wide range of musical influences. The sound of Nautiluss skillfully navigates between genres; breaking down and bleeding through the boundary lines
His consistency is demonstrated by his distinct sonic aesthetic, constantly striving for the perfect combination of synthetic and organic textures. Building from his long-time experience performing as a DJ, Nautiluss draws from the bygone eras of music’s past, while still keeping his finger frimly on the pulse of the forward-thinking sounds of the present. A unique synthesis that keeps you guessing, while always delivering a quality sound, reminiscent of the sweat laced warehouses’ of the past.
Nautiluss’ debut single, “Ultraviolet/ Bleu Monday”, was released too critical acclaim in September 2011 by London based Hemlock Recordings and features Ex-Simian frontman Simon Lord on vocal duties. Described as “A pitch perfect piece of dark, melancholic late-night club music”, it’s not surprising that the single earned radio play and kudos from Radio 1 hosts Gilles Peterson and Rob Da Bank as well as Mary-Anne Hobbs (XFM), John Kennedy (XFM), Mistajam (1xtra) and Sinden (Kiss FM).
More recently, Nautiluss signed with Montreal-based Turbo Recordings, starting things of with a remix of ZZT’s track “Work”. The first EP of original material, entitled “Alpha” alternates between grinding-on-the-ocean-floor bass accentuated by big-room techno rhythms ("Mixed Numbers", "Sabbath"), and more lifestyle-friendly explorations of the House that Poseidon Built ("Cloud City", "Spidecrawl") and quickly following Alpha up with the skull rattling “Troubleman” on Turbo’s New Jack Techno compilation. Nautiluss’ sound is a fresh and exciting take, executed with the kind of skill that has caught the ear and support of everyone from Gessaffelstein to Ivan Smagghe to Slam to DJ Hell, as well as hard-to-please authorities in the club and festival world like the organizers of MUTEK, Social Club in Paris, Hive Club in Zurich and the forever legendary Panarama Bar/ Berghain in Berlin. No rest for the wicked, the burgeoning Canadian artist continues to look vertically into the future, with the release of his next EP entitled “Habitat” being unleashed on the world via Turbo Records in the fall of 2012
Always remember, Nautiluss Loves You!