The internationally-renown and critically acclaimed DJ / producer has crafted a significant and successful career for more than a decade both behind the decks and in control of his production studio, having released five albums to date – with a sixth due for release later in 2007.
The Nomad established his prodigious credentials with album Level 3 in 2001. Singles ‘Betta Stand Up’, featuring Tiki Taane (Salmonella Dub), MC Antsman (Rhombus), Tehimana Kerr (Fat Freddys Drop) and ‘Musical Directions’ with The Black Seeds frontman Barnaby Weir, broadened The Nomad’s appeal into New Zealand’s music scene.
In keeping with The Nomad’s internationalist appeal, he employed dub legend The Mad Professor, fresh off a star-turn in remixing Massive Attack’s Protection with his fourth album, Step 4th (2003). Former Wham! Singer Pepsi Demacque laid down the vocals for ‘Destinations” and ‘Open Your Eyes’, as well as Brazilian chanteuse Alda Rezende, Oakley Grenell (OG), Tehimana Kerr (FFD). In addition to his own productions, The Nomad confirmed his remixing prowess with The Black Seeds’ ‘Coming Home’ for famed independent label Loop Recordings.
Schwalger lattest projects include a remixed King Kapisi track “Stand”, featuring legendary Jamaican singer-songwriter Luciano.
This remix includes the live session talents of bassist Crete Haami (Hollie Smith), Chris Yeabsley (Twinset), Tehimana Kerr (Fat Freddys Drop), O.G (Central records) and drums from Myele Manzana (Olmecha Supreme).
The Nomad recently released his first radio single for 2007, Breaking Rocks, which follows up on the acclaimed 2005 release Quinessence.
Featuring a cheeky sample from Nina Simone’s Work Song, Breaking Rocks fuses funk and soul with heavy rock riffs, courtesy of O.G.’s (guitar wizardry, pegged to a decadent break beat.
Future projects include mixing his sixth album as well as mixing the new albums from Christchurch based O.G as well as Christchurch singer song writer Lauren Mitchell and hip hop legend King Kapisi.
Australian Tour Dates:
Sat 29th Dec - Peats Ridge Festival, NSW
Fri 18th Jan - First Floor, Melbourne
Sat 19th Jan - Revolver Upstairs, Melbourne
Thurs 24th Jan - Hermanns Bar, Sydney
Fri 25th Jan - Solbar, Coolum
Sat 26th or 27th Jan - TBC, Brisbane