Nathaniel Motte

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Nathaniel Motte
3OH!3 at Bamboozle Left 2008.jpg
Background information
Birth name Nathaniel Warren Seth Motte
Born (1984-01-13) January 13, 1984 (age 31)
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Origin Boulder, Colorado, United States
Genres Electropop, dance-pop, crunkcore, electronic rock
Occupation(s) singer, songwriter, producer, film composer
Years active 2004–present
Labels Photo Finish
Fake Four Inc.
Associated acts 3OH!3, Awol One, Katy Perry, Kesha, Lil Jon

Nathaniel Warren Seth Motte (born January 13, 1984) is an American singer, songwriter, producer and film composer[1] from Boulder, Colorado.[2] He is a member of the electronic pop duo 3OH!3 with Sean Foreman.


Nathaniel Motte attended Foothills Elementary, Casey Middle School, Boulder High School, and the University of Colorado at Boulder. He graduated with a major in Environmental, Population, and Organismal Biology in 2006. Motte was accepted to medical school at the University of Colorado in Denver in 2007.[2][3]

Nathaniel Motte took piano lessons at a young age, and began to play guitar at home with his brother and father. He began to DJ at the age of 18, playing in local bars and clubs in Boulder. He began producing music shortly thereafter, using programs like Acid and Reason to make songs at home while he was attending the University of Colorado. He now uses primarily Apple’s Logic as his production program, although he continues to work in other programs.[citation needed]

Nathaniel Motte co-writes and produces all of 3OH!3’s music, employing both analog technologies and virtual production tools. He musically directs 3OH!3’s live show. He has also worked with other artists such as Active Child, The Chain Gang of 1974 in that realm. He has written and produced songs for Shape Shifters and Jeffree Star. He co-produced and co-wrote the song "Hey" for Lil Jon in 2009.[citation needed] He released a collaborative album The Child Star with Awol One on Fake Four Inc. in 2011.[4] He co-wrote and co-produced the song "Love Somebody" for Maroon 5 in 2012.

In 2014, Nathaniel Motte produced a song for a Canadian rapper named Ish[5] called "Renegades."[6] He was also a writer/producer for DCF aka Prince Caspian's singles "Jealous"[7] and "Twenty Something"[8] from the album "Pop Songs."[9]

In addition to co-writing and producing, Nathaniel also composes for film, television, and video games. He scored a short movie in 2007 called "Uberts" (a French Film).[10]

Nathaniel Motte is currently working on 3OH!3’s fourth major release with Sean Foreman.[11]



Awol One & Nathaniel Motte[edit]

  • The Child Star (2011)

As a songwriter and producer[edit]

Year Song Artist Album
2009 "Bitch, Please!" Jeffree Star Beauty Killer
"Fresh Meat"
"God Hates Your Outfit"
2010 "Hey" Lil Jon Crunk Rock
2012 "Dancing to the Same Song" Elen Levon "Non-single album"
2013 "Love Somebody" Maroon 5 Overexposed
"Tattooed Heart" Ariana Grande Yours Truly
"Young, Rich and Dangerous" Shape Shifters Collaboration Mixtape 2
2014 "Puppet" Karmin Pulses
2014 "Renegades[disambiguation needed]" Ish Up & Up


Year Title Type Credit
2007 Uberts Short Movie Film Composer
2014 The Crew Video Game Additional Music Producer


TV Appearances[edit]

Year Show
2009 MTVU Spring Break
2009 MTV Video Music Awards
2009 Jimmy Kimmel Live!
2010 Jimmy Kimmel Live!
2010 Hellcats
2010 The Tonight Show
2010 American Idol
2010 Regis and Kelly
2010 Lopez Tonight


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