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Potatohead People (Nick Wisdom & AstroLogical) is a Canadian hiphop/electronic producer duo from Vancouver, BC. They first met in a community baseball league in early high school and joined forces through their love for J Dilla and Madlib. In 2008 they began working together in the hip-hop collective Elekwent Folk; soon after the two producers formed Potatohead People, and began to focus on creating forward thinking instrumental music.

After releasing a series of EP’s digitally through Vancouver net-label Jellyfish Recordings, NY label Bastard Jazz reissued their 2012 landmark Kosmichemusik EP and pressed a 7” which quickly became a collector’s item. The association landed their song “Back To My Sh*t” (featuring Frank Nitt of Frank’n’Dank) on a Powerade produced LeBron James documentary, and the duo soon after released their debut LP ‘Big Luxury’ in March 2015 on Bastard Jazz.  After developing a friendship with Illa J (younger brother of the late J Dilla), they produced a full-length LP for the Detroit-born emcee/singer which was released on Bastard Jazz in late 2015. The track “All Good Pt. 2” from that album was featured in EA’s NBA LIVE 2K16 video game, with other tracks later landing on Netflix shows Bloodline & Dynasty.

Over the span of their career the duo have worked with such artists as Illa J, Moka Only, Kaytranada, Pomo, Phife Dawg, Ivan Ave, and The Pendletons. Called a “formidable tandem” by OkayPlayer, their sounds have been championed by the likes of Soulection, Nightmares on Wax, Questlove, Big Boi and more. Their sophomore LP, ‘Nick & Astro’s Guide To The Galaxy’ is out now

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MEMBERS

Nate Drobner
Nick Wisdom

LIVE BAND MEMBERS

Jonny Tobin
Max Zipursky
Tristan Paxton
Sean Mitchell

CONTACT

Charlie Gold
mgmt@potatoheadpeople.com

TOP TRACKS ON SPOTIFY

LATEST RELEASE

VIDEOS

POTATOHEAD PEOPLE - NICK & ASTRO’S REMIXES, INSTRUMENTALS & B-SIDES (BASTARD JAZZ)

POTATOHEAD PEOPLE - NICK & ASTRO’S REMIXES, INSTRUMENTALS & B-SIDES (BASTARD JAZZ)


Press

Potatohead People > all those “instant classics” y’all were talking about last week.
— Supreme La Rock
Yo I’m late as hell, but Dilla’s bro just found his lane. This jawn knocks
— Questlove (referring to Potatohead People produced track: Universe)
Shoutout to Nick, Nate, and Kaytranada, they crazy on beats. Those dudes are aliens or something. They’re like the Neptunes but futuristic. Nick is like the Pharrell but plays instruments too, and Nate is like the Chad, he’s like a super musical genius. They make beats on their own but when they get together, it’s crazy.
— Illa J (on Sway In The Morning)
‘Broke the Pen’ is just a spoonful of their sophisticated sweetness.
— Racheal D’Amore (Thump, Vice)
Potatohead People, long-time purveyors of forward-thinking instrumental music.
— Alex Ruder (KEXP Radio)
The sixth song on the album is a killer jam with such Eighties electropop hallmarks as Chic-style rhythm guitar, space rock heavily echoing keyboards, and some tasty fusion jazz trumpet. All four of the instrumental tracks are super solid, and blow up when they start appearing in a player shuffle set.
— Stuart Derdeyn (Vancouver Sun)
I’m a huge fan.
— DJ Jazzy Jeff