Few singers have left such an indelible mark on house music over the last 30 years as Ultra Naté.
Ultra Naté’s husky voice and sheer versatility have helped cement her reputation as one of the greatest soulful house singers around. Her debut album, ‘Blue Notes in the Basement’, released in 1991, instantly became a DJ staple and set the tone for the rest of her career. Frequently cited as one of the greatest club anthems to come out of the 90s, "Free" brought international fame to the New York native, topping charts all over the globe.
Now with more than 25 years of experience under her belt, Ultra Naté remains a perennial force in dance music, boasting collaborations with top artists like The Basement Boys, Nellee Hooper, D'Influence, Mood II Swing, Nona Hendryx, Lenny Kravitz, Todd Terry, David Morales, Michele Williams (of Destiny's Child), Boy George, Morgan Page, Quentin Harris and many more. Not only is she an icon of Dance and LGBT communities worldwide, but she is an icon of our generation.
Ahead of her set at 51st State Festival this August we run you through a handful of our favourite Ultra Naté tracks that you should sit up and pay attention to.
It’s Over Now (Basement Boys mix)
Rejoicing (Deee-Liteful Stomp Mix)
Show Me (Masters At Work dub)
New Kind of Medicine (Extended)
Found A Cure (Mood II Swing Extended Vocal mix)
Twisted (Got Me Goin' Round) (Louie Vega Original Mix)