Atlantic Connection

Atlantic Connection


Musical Drum & Bass, Hip Hop and Electro for the soul.


Over the years, Atlantic Connection aka Nathan Hayes has built foundations in music that few other producers can compete with. Beginning his professional production career in 2000 under the alias Basic Operations, Atlantic Connection's skillful production and unique approach to music landed him in the ranks of the Drum & Bass elite, becoming one of the highest selling artists in America.

Labels like Renegade, Liquid V, Creative Source, CIA, TOV, Tangent, Human Imprint and Freak all got in on the action, falling over themselves to grab a track from this rising talent. Basic Operations was no less than a global Drum & Bass phenomenon, but all good things must come to an end and after several years working as part of a duo, Nathan felt it was time to expand upon his solo sound under the name Atlantic Connection, a pseudonym which has gone on to be even more successful than his previous incarnation. With a completely new sound, vibe and energy, Atlantic Connection signed his first batch of fresh singles to Total Science's CIA Records, TC1's Dispatch and DJ Fabio's Creative Source. The reactions were stellar, and heavy radio and club support soon flooded in from all corners of the scene.

Never one to miss an opportunity, Atlantic Connection saw the hype and buzz around his new style building and, after several highly productive meetings with his management, decided it was time to launch Westbay Recordings, a label which is not only home to Atlantic Connection and his music, but the musical vision of his most talented peers. Massive amounts of press surrounded this decision and Nathan quickly found himself in the center of every message board forum, blog site and magazine, including XLR8, Knowledge, ATM, Rinse and Bassline.

In early 2007 Westbay made its debut release with Atlantic Connection's 'Whatchu Know' ft. MC Deviant, a superior blend of percussive hits and vocal swagger, alongside 'Leaving Home', a track which blended effortless class with deep emotion and reflected upon Nathan's move from North Carolina to his new resting place of Los Angeles. The response was nothing short of impressive, and Westbay Recordings immediately became a buy-on-site label for hordes of devoted fans. Following Westbay's first release Atlantic Connection followed up with a string of huge tracks including 'Can't Destroy Love', 'Rocksteady' and 'Grapevines' (ft. Makoto).

Not content to drop his own tracks on Westbay, Atlantic Connection has collaborated with a selection of the finest producers and vocalists including the aforementioned Deviant and Makoto, and Minds One, DJ Neumenon, Redeyes and Illy Emcee, and opened the floodgates to a barrage of talented artists to showcase a diverse range of musical talent. Westbay International is the new sister label which is devoted to promoting the very best productions from artists such as Beta 2, Zero Tolerance & Mentality, Spectrasoul, Random Movement, Big Bud and Concept & Shnek.

Still selectively recording for outside labels, Atlantic Connection has forthcoming material on Soul:R, Fokuz, Celsius and Prestige Recordings. His strategic and entrepreneurial approach have opened other doors for him including scoring for film and TV, production for companies like DC Shoes, Boost Mobile and Fuel and also Pop and Hip Hop production for a wealth of rising stars.

Nathan Hayes truly is an example of where hard work, perseverance and an understanding of music and people can get you. His sound is like no other, his approach a renaissance, and his music, inspiring.

Words by Jeryl Wilton for Nu Urban PR


All tunes written & produced by N. Hayes
(unless marked w/ * )

WSTBY001 What'chuKnow / Leaving Home - Westbay Recordings*
WSTBY002 Can't Destroy Love / Plastic People - Westbay Recordings**
WSTBY003 Rocksteady / Burning Blue - Westbay Recordings***
WSTBY003 Grapevines / Can't Hide It - Westbay Recordings****
DIS021 Situations/Don't Love You - Dispatch Recordings
CRSE046 Brand New Colony/Last Thoughts - Creative Source Recordings
ADVR0?? Water / Remember Tulum - Advanced Recordings
CIADK002 Let it Burn feat. Mathematics / The Johnsons - CIA DK*****
SM001 Relapse / Alliance Amenz - Sonorous Recordings
SPEAR013 Reach Out / Peace of Mind - Spearhead Records
PM004 Smokey Blue / True Love - Prestige Records
Dimension X - Celcius Recordings
Promise - Fokuz Recordings
Republic / 2 Years & Back - Horizons Recordings

* vocals by MC Deviant
** vocals by Minds One, DJ Cuts by Noumenon

*** vocals by illy Emcee

**** "Grapevines" featuring Makoto / "Can't Hide It" featuring Redeyes
***** "Let it Burn" featuring Mathematics

All tunes written & produced by N. Hayes
(unless marked w/ * )

ADVR014 Basic Operations -Caulker Sunrise
ADVR014 Basic Operations -Erasoul
BLIND006 Basic Operations -Crazy Eighths
BLIND006 Basic Operations -Methods
CIA025 Basic Operations -Era Of Reason*
CIAVA002 Basic Operations -Erasoul
CRSE003CD Basic Operations -Movado
CRSE003LP Basic Operations -Colourstruck
CRSE003LP Basic Operations -Movado
CYMBLTD001R Contour -Moving Higher (Basic Operations Remix)
FILM016 Basic Operations -Garutina
FILM016 Basic Operations -Great Break Away
FIX006 Basic Operations -Deep Impact****
FIX006 Basic Operations -Erasoul
FREAK008 Basic Operations - White*
GLRPS010X Basic Operations -Erasoul
LQD011 Basic Operations -Bounced Out
LQD015 Basic Operations -Drifting On An Aspect
NEM003 Basic Operations -Fiction
NERVE017 Basic Operations & Chino - Bahia**
NERVE017 Basic Operations & Chino -Day After Tomorrow**
NU12028 Basic Operations -French Quarter
NU12028 Basic Operations -Soul Hold
OBSCENE012 Basic Operations -White (TetradinRemix)
PHUNK006 Basic Operations -4th Street Sound Click
PHUNK006 Basic Operations -Orange Crunch
PHUTURO017 Basic Operations -Mars vs Earth
PHUTURO017 Basic Operations -Quantum Leap
RHB004 Basic Operations -Science Of Things
RHB004 Basic Operations -Yucatan Coast
RR50 Basic Operations (featuring Wes Dixon) -Can't Take It***
RR52 Basic Operations -A Better Tomorrow
RR52 Basic Operations -Moonrise
RR56 Basic Operations -Today My Love
RR57 Basic Operations -Bring Love
RR57 Basic Operations -Sound Killah
RR65 Basic Operations -Back 2 Soul
RR65 Basic Operations -Southern Lights
RRLP05 Basic Operations - Havana*
SHOUT009 Basic Operations & Rohan -My Brother
TGN012 Basic Operations -Revolution
TGN012 Basic Operations -Vintage Elecktric
TOV61 Basic Operations - Genetics

All tunes written & produced by N. Hayes
(unless marked w/ * )

SOUVENIRS001 Basic Operations -Song****
SOUVENIRS001 Basic Operations -Soul Brother
SOUVENIRS002 Basic Operations -Got Your Dub
SOUVENIRS002 Basic Operations -Revolutions Dub
SOUVENIRS003 Basic Operations -Deep Impact
SOUVENIRS003 Basic Operations -Final Say
TGN012 Basic Operations -Revolution
TGN012 Basic Operations -Vintage Elecktric
TOV61 Basic Operations - Genetics

* additional engineering by K. Jekel
** written and produced by N. Hayes & Chino
HUMA8012-2 Kaos, Karl K & Jae Kennedy -Studio 54 (Basic Operations Remix)
*** written by N. Hayes & W. Dixon Engineered by K. Jekel
****written by N. Hayes & E. Knight

Set List

As long as you ask me to play for! I spin Drum & Bass or Electro, so get involved and hit up Parcel Management ( for bookings.