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Nathan East & Daft Punk Win Grammy for Record of the Year for “Get Lucky”

by on Jan.27, 2014, under News, Press &Reviews


Earth, Wind, and Fire never won a Grammy Award for Record of the Year. Neither did Kool and the Gang, or Chic, or the Trammps. Instead, during the height of the disco era, the Academy was busy showering golden gramophones on The Eagles and Captain and Tennille. So for every music that ever laid down a groove in the ’70s, stretched out, and danced under the mirror ball, here’s some extremely belated validation from an industry that has always hesitated to recognize dance music. “Get Lucky,” the funky throwback smash by French electropop act Daft Punk, took the Record prize at tonight’s show.

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San Diego’s Nathan East Performs With Daft Punk At Grammys

by on Jan.25, 2014, under News, Press &Reviews

nathan_east_KPBS Article

During the Grammy Awards ceremony this Sunday, guitarist Nathan East will perform the bass line in a song that was hard to escape in 2013.

Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” is nominated for best performance by a pop duo. Their album “Random Access Memories” is nominated for album of the year. East is a veteran session musician and plays on a lot of the songs on Daft Punk’s album, including “Get Lucky.”

He says the French duo, pioneers in the electronic music scene, were really fun to work with. They were also very particular about the sound on each song.

“Every groove is meticulously looked at and honed,” East said by phone from Los Angeles.

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Nathan East Drops Debut Album on March 25

by on Jan.11, 2014, under News, Press &Reviews

USA Today article - Jan 2014

In the last 30 years jazz bassist Nathan East has worked with music luminaries like Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton, Beyoncé, Whitney Houston and Stevie Wonder, to name a few. Last year, he hitched himself to the right wagon yet again, with Daft Punk on their mega hit, Get Lucky.

On March 25, he rolls the dice on himself with his first solo album, Nathan East. He enlisted his band Fourplay to give him the support as well as a couple of star friends. Wonder takes a turn on the harmonica while Sara Bareilles lends her vocals. Michael McDonald also makes an appearance. “(A solo album) has been a long time coming,” he says. “If I didn’t do it, I’d be asking myself why for the rest of my life.”

Michael Jackson, Daft Punk and Eric Clapton hit pretty widely on the musical spectrum, but at the base of it all, East stays true to his own style. “I basically go for a real solid, fat, warm bass tone,” he says. “That’s kind of what I’ve been doing on people’s records. As a solo artist, that’s what I do, too.”

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Nathan East’s Exclusive Interview with Mornings X.

by on Oct.26, 2013, under Press &Reviews

October 2013 Spanish Article

Nathan East is easily one of the most sought after musicians in the industry.  Not only has he recorded with Stevie Wonder, Barry White, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins , Michael Jackson and more, he has also shared the stage with Sting, George Harrison , BB King , Toto , Herbie Hancock and others.  Recently, East worked with Daft Punk on their album ” Random Access Memories” as well.

Playing since age 16, Nathan East has seen the world through music, from his tours with the Love Unlimited Orchestra of Barry White in the United States , to European stages accompanying  Eric Clapton , Nathan has managed to become part of the soundtrack of our lives. Putting his signature technique on some of the most memorable songs in history, ” Easy lover” by Phil Collins and Philip Bailey , ” Footloose ” with Kenny Loogins , Michael Jackson’s “Bad “, and now \Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”, ” Lose Yourself to Dance”, and several songs from “Random Access Memories” an electronic album sounds permeate 30 years ago is starring Nathan East .

Hear our exclusive interview here .

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Nathan East Teams with Daft Punk on “Get Lucky”

by on Jul.23, 2013, under News

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The French duo Daft Punk have dominated the summer with the smash hit “Get Lucky” from their album ‘Random Access Memories’.

The disco drenched “Get Lucky” featuring N.E.R.D’s Pharrell Williams, Chic’s Nile Rodgers, and Fourplay’s world renowned bassist Nathan East, is the fastest selling single of the year.

In its first 2 weeks had already become the biggest hit of Daft Punk’s career, overtaking 2000’s club smash “One More Time”, and has become the first 2013 release to top 1 million in sales.

In fact, it is only the 136th single in the last 60 years to join the million sellers honor roll, which the track hit on it’s 69th day on sale, cementing its position as the biggest single of the year.

It’s pretty hard to argue that this is the official song of summer…

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