Nate Brenner is the bassist for experimental looping heroes tUnE-yArDs and Oakland jazz trio Beep! Now he’s giving a solo project, Naytronix, a whirl. Self-coined as an evil dance band, Naytronix recorded 20 songs before skimming the final cut to 11 for his debut LP, Dirty Glow.
Brenner said, "Over the last three years I've spent a lot of time in a van … so I think I just wanted to make a record that would sound good from beginning to end while cruising down a highway and hold the listener's interest the whole time." I haven’t heard the whole record, so it's yet to be determined if my undiagnosed A.D.D. will be able to self-control for the entirety of Dirty Glow, but I do like the video for the first single, “Robotix,” watch below. It features the Golden Gate Bridge, a Bart ride, a sailing adventure on the Bay… and a gorilla. Okay, I lied. With all of the Bay Area goodness and experimental dance mixing, I realllyyyy like it! Axelson, book this guy for a Popscene DJ set!