Nathan Sartain

Nathan Sartain

A lifelong music fan with diverse taste.

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Twitter - @nathan_sartain

  • Nathan Sartain
    Published 18 days ago
    Yultron & Jay Park - ‘On Fire’ EP Review

    Yultron & Jay Park - ‘On Fire’ EP Review

    Yultron and Jay Park are hardly strangers to each other. The former, an EDM artist and DJ, has worked with Park, a Korean hip-hop mogul, on the fan-favourite track “Forget About Tomorrow” back at the start of 2018, as well as on songs like “Bo$$” and “Thuggin 4 My Baby.” It was the clichéd match made in heave; a collaborative pairing that provided Park with an opportunity for his soulful, sleek vocals to be partnered with irresistible beats and huge, anthem-like production.
  • Nathan Sartain
    Published 20 days ago
    Crush - 'NAPPA' Single Review

    Crush - 'NAPPA' Single Review

    It has been a little over nine months since Crush released his single “Lay Your Head on Me.” The acoustically-driven, lyrically powerful track was full of rawness, refined vocals, and was interestingly written and performed entirely in English. It was a mark of the artist’s willingness to expand into new markets, and meant he had a sure-fire singalong for his US and European tours.
  • Nathan Sartain
    Published 29 days ago
    Viini - ‘Dimension’ EP Review

    Viini - ‘Dimension’ EP Review

    To call the route that Kwon Hyun-Bin has taken to get to where he is right now unconventional feels like an understatement. Originally beginning his career as a model back in 2015, the artist became well-known after appearing on Produce 101 Season 2, a show in which he placed 22nd. From there, he joined the six-member project group JBJ; and within seven months was a solo artist once again, due to the group’s disbandment.
  • Nathan Sartain
    Published 2 months ago
    HYUKOH at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds—Live Review

    HYUKOH at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds—Live Review

    It’s been a rapid-yet-deserved ascent to the top for the South-Korean Indie band HYUKOH. Since their debut in 2014 as part of a Hongdae music scene famous for underground, grassroots indie rock, the four-piece—Oh Hyuk (Vocal, Guitar), Im Dong-geon (Bass), Lee Inwoo (Drums), Lim Hyunjae (Guitar)—have honed and developed themselves as a band that has the potential to define a generation, and one that provides the youth of today with a voice, as well as with an outlet for their feelings to be understood. The relatability and candidness of the music is something that connects with many; a point proved firmly by the audience at the Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, this past Thursday (July 18).
  • Nathan Sartain
    Published 2 months ago
    NCT 127 - ‘Neo City: London - The Origin’ Live Review

    NCT 127 - ‘Neo City: London - The Origin’ Live Review

    On Sunday July 7, it had been exactly three years since NCT 127 promised to “wake up this world.” And, after a concert packed full of energy, raw talent and uncompromising craftsmanship at London’s SSE Arena, Wembley, any suggestions of delusions of grandeur have truly been cast aside. It was a night to remember and an evening that proved that the nine active members didn’t just wake the world up, but put it on notice.
  • Nathan Sartain
    Published 3 months ago
    Jay Park - ‘Nothing Matters’ EP Review

    Jay Park - ‘Nothing Matters’ EP Review

    Just under four weeks ago, Jay Park released The Road Less Traveled, his first studio album since 2016. It was an inconsistent-yet-intriguing offering; a record that offered up some staggering highs, but matched them with excruciating lows. Songs like “Feng Shui,” a lyrically humorous, vibrantly produced number provided ample amounts of enjoyment, and tracks like “Legacy” showcased Park’s ability to still strike a poignant note with his lyricism, as well as it shone a light on his versatile abilities as an artist. But, with “Ben Baller,” amongst others, lacking the depth that the Korean Hip-Hop staple has had a reputation for upholding, the album still felt like it was missing something.