London, US
Artist / Band / Musician
Club / Emotronic / Breakbeat
NAPT, aka Ashley Pope and Tomek Naden are a multi-award winning British electronic dance music production and DJ duo whose popularity has rocketed in the last 2 years. Their self coined N-Funk sound is a heady concoction of electro, bass, house and broken beat spawned from the UK underground.
NAPT's first releases were remixes for Sony and Def Jam. NAPT then went on to release a slew of chart topping and critically acclaimed singles, remixes and collaborations which have been consistently played on Radio 1, Kiss FM, Triple J etc and featured in major online and offline press including DJ Mag, iDJ, Mixmag, inthemix and more. Their top selling and award winning singles "Gotta Have More Cowbell" and "Make My Day" have to date racked up over 24,000 sales and they have remixed and collaborated with artists such as drum and bass stars Brookes Brothers, Kish Mauve (Kylie Minogue fame), Mercury Prize nominee MJ Cole, Dubstep luminary G-Double from Anti-Social crew, British drum and bass MC Skibadee, and rising UK Urban star Ashley "Bashy" Thomas.
In 2009 NAPT picked up a highly esteemed award from for their remix of Slyde's "Frequency," followed by wins for Best Producer, Best Track and Best Remix at Breakspoll, a feat which they repeated the following year in unprecedented fashion. 2010 also saw NAPT reach number 8 in the UK national Indie Chart, and number 4 in the ARIA Australian national Club Chart for their collaboration with Bashy on "Make My Day", as well as hitting the top spot on the worlds largest music blog site,, no less than twice, with their re-works of Miike Snow and Daft Punk.
As DJ's NAPT have headlined and performed shows all over the world, from Fabric in London, Glastonbury Festival Somerset, Villa in Perth to Mighty in San Francisco the N-Funk sound continuously infiltrates many a dance floor. NAPT also pioneered the online mix tape with 3 highly successful mix series to date gaining well over 40,000 downloads.
NAPT's new label Red Sugar Records sees them push their N-Funk sound forward. In the short time since its inception Red Sugar and NAPT have been singled out as ones to watch by RCRDLBL, Knowledge Mag, DJ Mag, Mixmag, Data Transmission, Dancing Astronaut and many more. DJ support has been coming from some of dance music's biggest stars including Skream, AC Slater, Kissy Sellout, Nadastrom, Beataucue, MJ Cole, Jaguar Skills, Le Castelvania, His Majesty Andre, Stanton Warriors and Plump DJ's. With collaborations and remixes from Reset!, B.Rich and Lucian X already catalogued in Red Sugar history, the label continues its meteoric rise with forthcoming projects from Brookes Brothers, Sharooz and Birdee
Successfully traversing a multitude of genres, NAPT's innovative and high sheen N-Funk sound is set to continue rocking the most discerning of dance floors across the globe.
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