Nathaniel Motte

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Nathaniel Motte
Birth name Nathaniel Warren Seth Motte
Born (1984-01-13) January 13, 1984 (age 33)
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Origin Boulder, Colorado, United States
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, film composer
Years active 2004–present
Associated acts

Nathaniel Warren Seth Motte "(Nat Motte)" (born January 13, 1984) is an American recording artist, record producer and film composer[1] from Boulder, Colorado.[2] He is a member of the electropop duo 3OH!3 with Sean Foreman.


Nathaniel Motte attended Foothills Elementary, Casey Middle School, Boulder High School, and the University of Colorado at Boulder. In 2006 he graduated with a degree in environmental, population, & organismic biology. The following year Motte was accepted to medical school at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.[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 age 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 Logic Pro 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 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 iSH called "Renegades."[5] He was also a writer/producer for DCF aka Prince Caspian's singles "Jealous"[6] and "Twenty Something"[7] from the album "Pop Songs."[8]

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).[9]

3OH!3’s fourth studio album, Night Sports, was released by Fueled By Ramen on May 13, 2016.[10]


Awol One & Nathaniel Motte[edit]

  • The Child Star (2011)

As a songwriter and producer[edit]

Year Song Artist Album Notes
2009 "Bitch, Please!" Jeffree Star Beauty Killer Writer, producer
"Fresh Meat"
"God Hates Your Outfit"
2010 "Hey" Lil Jon Crunk Rock Writer
2012 "Dancing to the Same Song" Elen Levon "Non-single album"
"Love Somebody"[1] Maroon 5 Overexposed
2013 "Tattooed Heart" Ariana Grande Yours Truly Co-producer
"Young, Rich and Dangerous" Shape Shifters Collaboration Mixtape 2
2014 "Puppet" Karmin Pulses Writer, producer
2014 "Renegades" Ish Up & Up
2015 "Hurricane" Blues Traveler Blow Up the Moon Writer, producer
"Disarm You" Kaskade Automatic
2016 "Feline" Delta Goodrem Wings of the Wild
"Lights Down Low"[11] MAX Lights Down Low EP
"Should I Move"[1] The Lonely Island Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping


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


Television 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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