Native Intelligence – New Orleans, San Francisco, Los Angeles
Rock It Science Laboratories, Late Night Sneakin’, Overground Digital, Headset Recordings, Sleevin’ Records, USB Digital, Kraak Records
Native Intelligence is on the verge of “overnight” success because he has worked his whole life for this moment. Saturated for almost two decades in the local SF and international club scene, Native Intelligence aka Duane Kenneth Williams is no stranger to the ins and outs of the electronic dance business and what type of drive, creativity and patience it takes to succeed in creating/marketing music production and furiously rocking the dance floor.
Duane has toured throughout many parts of the world and has had the pleasure of warming up the decks AND playing peak time spotlight hours in venues alongside amazing talent such as Kaskade, Steve Lawler, Louie Vega, Hernan Cattaneo, DJ Heather, Miguel Migs, Seb Fontane, Evil Eddie Richards, Omid 16B, Misstress Barbara, Mark Farina, Freaky Chakra, Ursula 3000, Marques Wyatt, DJ Fame, David Coleman, DJ Fluid aka Chris Smith, Fred Everything, Charles Feelgood, Mark Lewis, Roy Davis Jr., DJ Rap, Michael Anthony, Ace Tatsu, B. Smiley, David Harness, Dean Samaras and Ben Seagren, Alain Octavo, S.I.M.O, Homero Espinosa, Worthy, M3, Eric Sharp, Sunshine Jones, Rick Preston, DJ Seven, Bass Cadet, DJ Mes, Alland Byallo, George Cochrane, Andrew Phelan and many other SF and Bay Area local heroes.
In 2006 Native was honored to be made a part of Rock It Science, a dj collective/event production company started by the talented Eric Sharp. Native is excited about the launch of the Rock It Science Laboratories label-
as this has released his current, original tracks and remixes to the world. RISL just yeilded two strong EP efforts by Native Intelligence, one including production partner S.I.M.O. of Sleevin Records. Look for PeakTime #2 release and TearOut #4 release with epic deep house disco, tech house, minimal and dubstep remixes by local and internationally known artists…(DZ, Sunshine Jones, Evil Eddie Richards, and DJ Fame to name a few).
Native Intelligence’s first Beatport EP release through Headset Recordings got exceptional reviews and play support by house legends’ DJ Sneak, Tony Humphries, Nick Holder, Justin Harris, Slater Hogan and was rated # 5 on Giom’s (Om, Amenti, UK) top ten tracks on Resident Advisor and # 1 on the Damn Noisy charts. Before the track was even released it was played on the international radio waves in Ireland for 5 weeks straight. “R U Westside”, featuring an epic remix by Jake Childs, is only the first of many unique Native Intelligence tracks backed by Headset.
With the help of buddy and renowned SF producer/dj Ace Tatsu, who recently migrated to Budapest, Duane has extended his releases and vocal talent to an international status. Merely looking for audio exposure over fame he is glad to be satisfying his ultimate vision of getting his music to the global platform.
Lastly, but certainly not least, Native has an eclectic down tempo album on i-tunes called “Moving Windows” which got some lucrative licensing love by a European video game company. Co-produced with Navarro, their second album was built to be an original production seemlessly mixed.
“Preparations for the Unknown” is out now on respected Athens, Greece label Kraak Records, a sub label of Timewarp.
Currently Native Intelligence is on extended vacation in his hometown of New Orleans working with SF house production veteran and transplant to New Orleans, David Coleman. Spending time with family friends and keeping his eye on the ball, he is belting out tight remixes for Kraak Records and original tracks for Overground Digital.
Understanding the passion for dancing and DJing, Native is always sharing his DJ mixes… http://soundcloud.com/native_intelligence