Only a few South African producers enjoy the success that DJ and Producer Nate Raubenheimer (better known to most as Protoculture) has had over the last 8 years. Sucked into the art of music production at a young age, he made the leap to pursue a music career professionally after completing his studies in Audio Engineering at the age of 20. His career began by immediately taking the international psy-trance scene by storm with his first artist album, ‘Refractions’ and trademark melodic and uplifting sound.
A slew of international performances followed, seeing Nate travel to all four corners of the globe. From London to Tokyo, Sao Paulo to Moscow. Nate has rocked dance-floors everywhere, most notably at festivals such as Glastonbury and Glade in the UK, Universo Parallello on the beaches of Bahia, Brazil, and also in clubs and super clubs alike, such as Ageha in Tokyo. Nate has also played alongside a diverse range of international heavyweights like Paul van Dyk, Sasha, John 00 Flemming, Orbital, Future Sound of London, Juno Reactor, and Sander van Doorn, to name but a few.
The last year has seen a new direction for Protoculture, with collaborations with Max Graham, releases under Armada Records, and support from DJs such as Armin van Buuren, Markus Schulz, Christopher Laurence, and John 00 Flemming. Nate strives to work outside the borders of regular genres whilst maintaining the signature uplifting style. He received a nomination for a SAMA (South African Music Award) for his remix work on Goldfish’s smash hit, ‘Cruising Through’ on Pacha Recordings, and released his third studio album ‘Love Technology’ in 2010.
In 2014, he releases ‘Music Is More Than Mathematics’, which promises to be his most impressive work to date.