Touch and Nato

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Touch and Nato
Origin Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Genres Canadian hip hop
Years active 2005 to Present
Labels Up in Arms Recordings
Makebelieve Records
Website Touch and Nato
Members Touch

Touch and Nato are a hip hop duo from Edmonton. The members are Touch (MC), and Nato (DJ/producer).

The group's debut album, ...Are The Representatives in Intelligent Design, was released in June 2007 to rave reviews from outlets like CD Baby,, Now Magazine and It featured collaborations with Cadence Weapon, Wordsworth, Mindbender, Nomad, Chazm, Chris Plus and Stray. All production was handled by Nato and it was recorded at his Up in Arms Studio.

Their video for the song "Adult's Story" proved to be a hit online, with Touch spinning the classic Slick Rick song "Children's Story" into a Maury Povich-inspired talk show paternity battle. The album reached number one on the hip hop charts for ChartAttack in August 2007, reflecting Canadian campus radio airplay.[1] In early 2008 the single "Somethin' Real ft. Wordsworth" reached number one on the US-based Rap Attack charts, and also charted on CMJ's Hip Hop Top 20. Intelligent Design was also nominated for Outstanding Urban Recording at the 2008 Western Canadian Music Awards.


  • Touch - MC
  • Nato - DJ/producer


  • Intelligent Design Promo - 2007 - Up in Arms Recordings (digital mixtape)
  • ...Are the Representatives in Intelligent Design - 2007 - Up in Arms Recordings/Makebelieve Records

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  1. ^ Burland, Chris (2007) "Charty Chart Chat: Interpol Earn Love And Admiration", CHARTattack, August 14, 2007, retrieved 2011-06-25

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