Nick Barat

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Nick Catchdubs
Birth nameNick Barat
OriginNew Jersey
GenresHip hop, electronic
Occupation(s)Producer, DJ
Years active2012–present
LabelsFool's Gold Records
Associated actsA-Trak, Jackie Chain

Nick Barat,[1] better known by his stage name Nick Catchdubs, is an American record producer and DJ from New Jersey.[2] He is a co-founder of Fool's Gold Records along with A-Trak.[3][4] He has also served as an associate editor at The Fader.[5] In 2013, Stereogum called him "the best party DJ in the game right now."[6] He resides in Brooklyn, New York.[7]


In 2012, Barat released After Hours, a collaborative mixtape with rapper Jackie Chain.[8] It was chosen by Stereogum as their Mixtape of the Week.[9] In that year, he performed live with Danny Brown at the MoMA PS1's Warm Up.[10] In 2013, he released his first single, "Bizness", which featured vocal contributions from Iamsu! and Jay Ant.[11] In 2014, he released "Wuts That", a single which featured rapper B.I.C.[12] In 2015, he released his first studio album, Smoke Machine.[13] It featured guest appearances from the likes of Troy Ave, Heems, Iamsu!, and Jay Ant.[14] Consequence of Sound gave the album a grade of B-, calling it "a damn good record to spin at a party this summer."[15] He has also produces mixtapes by artists such as Wale and Mishka.[16]



  • Smoke Machine (2015)


  • "After Hours" (2012) (with Jackie Chain)


  • "Wuts That" (2013)
  • "Bizness" (2014)


  1. ^ Wieczner, Jen (September 3, 2012). "Spinning at Parties Within the Party". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  2. ^ Breihan, Tom (February 26, 2015). "Nick Catchdubs – "Full House" (Feat. Troy Ave & Heems)". Stereogum. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  3. ^ Scott, Damien (October 14, 2009). "Interview: Donnis, A-Trak & Catchdubs Talk Fool's Gold Deal". Complex. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  4. ^ Gordon, Jeremy (February 26, 2015). "Fool's Gold's Nick Catchdubs Announces Debut LP Smoke Machine, Shares "Full House" Ft. Heems and Troy Ave". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  5. ^ Hughes, Josiah (June 22, 2008). "Nick Catchdubs / Fordinho / Teddy Celebration - Hi-Fi Club, Calgary AB June 7". Exclaim!. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  6. ^ Lobenfeld, Claire (July 23, 2013). "Nick Catchdubs – "Bizness" (Feat. Iamsu! & Jay Ant)". Stereogum. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  7. ^ Hooper, Jessica (January 26, 2012). "Last Night (Being) a DJ Saved My Life - How to play music for a party". Rookie. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  8. ^ Goble, Corban (February 8, 2012). "Download Jackie Chain After Hours Mixtape". Stereogum. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  9. ^ Breihan, Tom (February 15, 2012). "Mixtape Of The Week: Jackie Chain & Nick Catchdubs After Hours". Stereogum. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  10. ^ Riazati, Sarah (August 29, 2012). "Interview: Danny Brown, Nick Catchdubs and Just Blaze at MoMA PS1 Warm Up". The Fader. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  11. ^ Chung, Max (July 23, 2013). "V-EDM Playlist: Nick Catchdubs x tyDi x Rudimental x Jody Wisternoff & James Grant". Vibe. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  12. ^ Dowling, Marcus (September 11, 2014). "Nick Catchdubs ft. B.I.C. - "Wuts That"". Complex. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  13. ^ Caramanica, Jon (May 22, 2015). "Kehlani and Nick Catchdubs Release New Albums". The New York Times. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  14. ^ Frydenlund, Zach (May 2, 2015). "Stream Nick Catchdubs' 'Smoke Machine' Album". Complex. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  15. ^ Levy, Pat (May 1, 2015). "Nick Catchdubs – Smoke Machine". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  16. ^ Fool's Gold Biography

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