In just a few short years, Dillon Nathaniel graduated from the Icon Collective, a respected music production school in Los Angeles, and wound up gaining the attention of notable electronic producers A-Trak, Destructo, Chris Lake, Richy Ahmed, DJ Snake, Gorgon City, Kyle Watson and Tchami. Signing to Big Beat Records, his music gained traction from mainstream audiences with exposure from BBC Radio 1, Rinse FM and Sirius XM. The former audio engineer and gear junkie found his footing in music at an early age as a vocalist and guitar player. His father hoped to impress upon him a strong emphasis in dance music exposing the budding musician to the likes of Carl Cox and Sasha on road trips from the age of 8. He eventually brought Dillon to EDC at the age of 16, and the experience provided the ultimate inspiration to pursue a career in dance music. Nathaniel spent most of 2018 performing live, having played shows with Destructo on his ‘Lets Be Friends’ Tour, embarked on his first ever international tour in Australia, and debut headline club shows across North America.
B-Sides met up with Dillon Nathaniel during Miami Music Week to talk about performing during electronic music’s biggest week, his early career and plans for new music. Check out the interview: