Ultra Nate Wyche was born in Havre de Grace (a coastal city just outside of Baltimore), Maryland in 1968. Though Havre de Grace was home to a thriving African-American gospel scene, Nate - a talented singer from childhood - was equally influenced by artists as diverse as Boy George and Marvin Gaye. Her musical style is as eclectic as her influences, incorporating elements of soul, pop, disco, and R&B into house music with a heavy drum emphasis.She began working with renowned Baltimore dance music production trio Basement Boys (Michael Jackson, Paula Abdul) in the late 1980's, and signed a record deal with Warner Brothers Records in 1990. She released her first two albums with Warner Brothers: 1991's Blue Notes in the Basement and 1994's One Woman's Insanity. Both albums were a success in the United States and abroad, with singles "Joy" and "Show Me" receiving heavy rotation in the nightclub scene. When Warner Brothers wanted to push Ultra into making her third record an R&B album as artists like Mariah Carey were doing at the time, she instead opted to leave the label and maintain creative control over her music somewhere else. She signed to independent house label Strictly Rhythm in 1997, releasing her third album Situation: Critical just a year later. Featuring a more mainstream pop-influenced sound, Situation: Critical is her best selling album to date, with single "Free" reaching the top of the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart and remaining there for weeks. Nate released two remix albums on Strictly Rhythm before releasing her fourth full length album, Stranger Than Fiction, in 2001. The album marks a departure from her pop-tinged sound on Situation: Critical, exploring disco, jazz, and folk in addition to house and pop. Singles from the album include "Desire", "Twisted", and "I Don't Understand It". After a brief musical hiatus following the birth of her daughter in 2005, Ultra Nate returned to the dance scene again in 2007 with the release of her fifth album, Grime, Silk, & Thunder on independent label Tommy Boy Records. The album has so far spawned three singles ("Love's The Only Drug", "Automatic", "Give It All You Got"), all of which have made it to the top two spots of the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play index.
American vocalist in the dance music scene throughout the 1990s and into the 2000s. She's frequently been produced by well-known house music/US garage producers Mood II Swing, though other producers of note such as 4 Hero, and The Basement Boys have also sought her talents. Born November 2, 1968 in Havre de Grace (near Baltimore, MD).
August 19, 2008 sees the release Alchemy: G.S.T. Reloaded double-CD/download by Baltimore-based singer, Ultra Naté. It is the follow-up-and perfect companion album-to her critically acclaimed 2007 album, Grime, Silk & Thunder.
Disc 1 is a set of spanking new-as well as previously unreleased-mixes from her "Grime, Silk & Thunder" album by a posse of the world's top remixers, among them Bimbo Jones, Kenny Dope, Quentin Harris, Morgan Page, Craig C., Mood II Swing, DJ Spen, TIkaro and DFA.
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