With influences ranging from UK garage to NYC house, DJ Nav takes listeners on a sensory journey laced with deep grooves and driving basslines.
Nav’s first official release, a remix of Duncan Powell’s “Care 4 Me”, appeared on Powell’s The Push EP in 2009 (StereoHype Recordings, UK). The mix garnered attention from key players on the house music scene and subsequently, in 2010, Baltimore-based label Noisy Meditation released and promoted Nav’s first extended play release, the New Dawn EP.
Over the past several months Nav has expanded his production soundscape through collaborations with vocalists. His garage-pulse remix of UK singer Charmaine’s “We Can Do It” spawned a flurry of new fans on Soundcloud, where the track has been featured for free download since late last year. Now, Nav features the soulful vocals of UK vocalist Wendy Jane Satchell on an original collaboration, “Time And Again” via Spanish imprint DejaVoo Records and is already receiving early support from garage legend Todd Edwards.
Nav continues to draw upon his expansive multicultural and geographical roots – England, Oman and now, the U.S. – as he further develops a sound that is destined to become “signature”. Upcoming releases include a follow-up deep house EP entitled “Relentless Grooves Volume 1” as well as a collaboration with Australian producer Evrae on “Aurora”, due out this summer on Noisy Meditation.
As a DJ, Nav is known for his keen selection of house and garage classics. Throughout 2010, Nav hosted “The House & Garage Throwdown,” a weekly hour-long online radio show featuring UK garage, deep house and two-step. Nav has also held various residencies in Washington, D.C., including Synesthesia at Café Japone, a weekly session fusing house, garage and soulful sounds, alongside Godfather Sage (Noisy Meditation).