DJ REMEDY is a critically-acclaimed, award-winning turntablist and renowned party-rocking deejay based in Baltimore, MD. Active on the East Coast since the late 1990s, Remedy has been a weekly feature on Eminem's SHADE 45 satellite radio, won the Scion Tuner Evolution DJ Battle, won the Baltimore DJ Championship, won the Coors Light Rock With The Best DJ Battle, and released a series of mixtapes under the Wax Chemistry banner that have moved over 5,000 units worldwide. His reputation as a world-class live performer is well-earned, as evidence by impressive on-stage performances with DJ legends Roc Raida and Q-Bert, and supporting slots for icons Ice Cube, Method Man & Redman, Ghostface, Guru of Gangstarr, Slick Rick, and many more.
Nate Arnold began his musical journey rocking parties and crowds throughout his home state of Rhode Island in the late 1990s. Providing music for skate parks, record stores, and hip-hop shows, Nate quickly built a name for himself--DJ Remedy.
In 2002, Remedy looked to branch out. He joined the United States Air Force and was stationed at Andrews AFB. Located between the thriving club, music, and hip-hop industries of Baltimore, MD, and Washington, D.C., he used the location to his advantage, gaining knowledge of and exposure to the business while working to perfect his craft as a turntablist on early mixtape releases.
DJ Remedy released the first in his Wax Chemistry mixtape series in 2004. Named for the scientific attention he gave to his blends and cuts (all done using vinyl records), this release planted the seed that would eventually grow into his reputation as a mainstream performer with underground roots, making him one of the few DJs able to excel and receive respect in the two segments of the industry. This first tape featured tracks by artists as diverse as Nas, Masta Ace, and Wu Tang Clan, among others.
After spending years honing his mixtape game, the tech-savvy Remedy burst onto the burgeoning social networking scene in 2006, using the then-formidible MySpace.com to connect with thousands of DJs worldwide. He hosted "Sunday Scratch," a DJ session that saw participation from DJs along the entire East Coast, and exhibited his talents as a technological innovator, exploring the limits of how the Internet could be used to create an environment ripe for both music marketing and community.
The same year, he released Wax Chemistry Part II, which reached a wide audience in North America and introduced the series to Europe and Asia. Catapulted by Internet availability, mixtape downloads reached 500 in 2 and continued to 5,000 after a year from its release date. DJ Remedy was on the map - and it was global.
To help capatilize on his rising profile, and to further cement his status as an artist on the cutting edge of technology, Remedy added thousands of tracks to his music library as an early adopter of the digital MP3 capabilities of Serato Scratch Live. This new pool of readily-available music helped inspire Remedy to become a co-sponsor and host of "The Remix Tour", a weekly packed-house teen club night, alongside a group of other popular Baltimore DJs and producers.
Soon after, DJ Remedy won the 2008 Scion Tuner Evolution DJ Battle in York, PA. He received a heavy dose of commercial exposure as a result, and was now recognized as a viable talent in both the above- and underground music communities. Remedy soon scored a weekly feature on Shade 45, a satellite radio station owned by producer/rapper Eminem.
The growing popularity of Remedy was proven beyond a shadow of a doubt when Wax Chemistry Part III was released in 2008 and moved an astounding 5,000 copies. The tape received distribution across the globe, with sales spanning locales from California to Japan.
On the heels of the blockbuster reception to WCIII, DJ Remedy reached all-star level sucess in 2009 when he joined turntable legends DJ Roc Raida and DJ Q-Bert for on-stage performances. He was invited to appear at both Virgin Fest 2009 and 2010.
Although he has achieved mainstream success, Remedy can still be found performing around the Baltimore area. Recently, he performed at 'Critical Condition 3' and 'Hip-Hop for the Headstrong,' each featuring Remedy scratching for artists during their sets, and heating up the masses in between acts with flawless blends of crowd-pleasing selections and displays of his turntable wizardry.
Notable Past Events | Method Man, Redman, Ghostface, Slick Rick, Sugar Hill Gang, Ice Cube, Mobb Deep, Royce Da 5'9", DJ Qbert, DJ Roc Raida, Guru (of Gang Starr), Akrobatik, Mr. Lif, Joe Budden, People Under the Stairs, The Beatnuts, Virgin Fest 2009 & 2010, 2011 Zumiez Couch Tour, Redbull Manny Mania, 2014 DMC NYC Regional Finalist, 2013 Coors Light Rock With The Best DJ Battle (1st Place), 2011 Baltimore DJ Championship (1st Place), 2008 Scion Tuner Evolution DJ Battle (1st Place).