Nathan Retro

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Nathan Retro
Background information
Birth name Nathan Retro
Also known as Retro
Born (1987-11-18) November 18, 1987 (age 29)
Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Genres Electronic, Dance, Futurepop
Occupation(s) Record producer, Songwriter, DJ
Instruments FL Studio, Logic Pro, Drums, Keyboard, Bass, Guitar & more
Years active 2009—present
Labels AATW
Associated acts Jay-Z
Rio Ferdinand
Tinchy Stryder
Emeli Sande
The Saturdays

Nathan Retro (born November 18, 1987), professionally known under the mononym Retro, is an English electronic, dance music, futurepop, grime, hip-hop, R&B and rock producer and DJ from Bradford.[1][2] He has produced and written songs for artists and groups such as Tinchy Stryder, Dappy, Conor Maynard, Emeli Sande, Wiley, Dot Rotten, Wretch 32, Alexandra Burke, JLS, The Saturdays, Katy B and more.[2] He is signed to the company Takeover Entertainment and record label Takeover Roc Nation.[1] He is known for his retro-futurism style of musical composition.[1]


Early career[edit]

Nathan Retro moved to Manchester, England in 2006 to further his education in music and take his career to the next level. After tireless hours working day and night perfecting his sound, Nathan Retro has become something of a musical genius.[1] After 4 years of hard work and determination he secured a publishing deal with Takeover/Cloud 9 and also signed to Takeover Entertainment in July 2009 and Takeover Roc Nation in 2011.[1]


In April 2011, an instrumental named "Lunar Riddim" created by Nathan Retro and MNEK was used during Nike's Air Lunar campaign starring Mario Balotelli.[3]

Nathan Retro is currently working with Dappy, JLS, The Saturdays, Leona Lewis, Cher Lloyd, One Direction, Alexandra Burke, Dot Rotten, Wretch 32, Loick Essien and many more.[2]

Production style[edit]

Nathan Retro, a futuristic super producer with many talents (drums, keyboard, bass, guitar) has quickly built a strong reputation within the music industry, with blending innovative and unique sounds with thumping beats and heart filled lyrics into songs that everyone can relate to.[1]

He works alongside his long-time production partner David Dawood, and they both produced Dappy's third single "Come with Me", from his debut studio album titled Bad Intentions.[2]


Production & Song Writing Credits[edit]

2009 - Present[edit]

Date Artist Song Album Label Role Record chart
2015 Dappy "Beautiful Me" Miracles AATW Co-Producer Single
2012 Dappy "Come with Me (featuring Retro & Dawood vs. Dappy & Margs)" Bad Intentions Takeover Entertainment Limited Producer[2] TBR
2012 Dappy Yin Yang Bad Intentions Takeover Entertainment Limited Producer Single
2012 Dappy Tarzan Bad Intentions Takeover Entertainment Limited Producer Album Track
2011 Tinchy Stryder Let It Rain (featuring Melanie Fiona) Third Strike Takeover Entertainment Limited Producer UK Singles: 14
2010 Tinchy Stryder Tomorrow Third Strike Takeover Entertainment Limited Producer Album track
2010 Tinchy Stryder Never Know Third Strike Takeover Entertainment Limited Producer Album track
2010 Tinchy Stryder Remember Third Strike Takeover Entertainment Limited Producer Album track
2009 Wiley Eyes of the Lord Race Against Time Eskibeat Recordings Producer Album track


Year Artist Song Title
2011 Dappy "No Regrets" (Nathan Retro Remix)
2011 The Saturdays "So Stupid" (B-Side) (Nathan Retro Remix)
2010 Adele "Rolling In The Deep" (Nathan Retro Remix)
2009 Lady Gaga "LoveGame" (Nathan Retro Remix)
2009 Drake "Best I Ever Had" (Nathan Retro Remix)
2007 Kanye West "Good Life" (Nathan Retro Remix)
2007 J. Holiday "Bed" (Nathan Retro Remix)


Year Song Album Record chart
2009 Body Language
(Nathan Retro featuring Wiley & Brazen)
Single only release N/A
2012 Come with Me
(Retro & Dawood vs. Dappy & Margs)
Bad Intentions N/A
2012 Heat
(Nathan Retro featuring Dotcom & Wizdom)
Promo Only N/A
2013 Think About You
(Nathan Retro featuring Charlie Brown)
Single N/A


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