PLAYS: DECEMBER 29
STAGE: vines STAGE
Emanuel John Psathas is an emerging Hip Hop artist based in Wellington, New Zealand, making music under his professional alias Name UL. Since Name UL’s last project, Name UL x LMC EP , released in December 2015, he has been developing his sound and professionalism with equal passion and enthusiasm. The recent release of Nice Guys Finish Thirst accompanied by a hilariously awkward music video filmed in Los Angeles has gained a lot of attention for the young artist both nationally and abroad. Nice Guys Finish Thirst is the first single from his forthcoming album and was produced by veteran American producer C-Sick. This recent release has helped solidify Name UL’s position as one of New Zealand’s fastest rising artists of 2016 with chart placements, major radio coverage and sold out shows around the country.
Name UL’s progression as an artist stems from working hands on in the studio. He’s had time with A-List producers and musicians such as: the KVKA, Drax Project, Eno Beats, Heist Beats, Supervilains RMC, Riki Gooch and international producers Thallus (GER) and OffBeatKid(RUS). This extensive digestion of culture/music from his inspirations, as well as gaining a firmer grasp on the business aspect of his profession, has been an invaluable experience for Name UL as a young creator.