Profile (Updated 14 Jan 2007)

DJ Name:
DJ N8 (Nate Hand)

Given Name:
Nathan Hand

12 December 1980

Place of Birth:
Gosford (North of Sydney), NSW

Career Origin:
Gold Coast, QLD

Current Club Residencies:
Nate has returned to his long standing residency of now 6 years with the Beat Mega Club, 677 Ann St Fortitude Valley.


Nate considers his sets a journey through genre, focussed through Hard Style, Hard Trance, Hard House with the occasional interlude through Psy Trance.


Commercial Clubs (Surfers Paradise), Radio Show (local Gold Coast Community Station), Mobile DJing (Corporate, Weddings, Fashion Parades, Post Formals etc.), Various club residencies in The Valley, Brisbane and a recently completed contract in the Whitsundays as the Sound Engineer for Club Med Lindeman Island.

Brief Question & Answer with Nate

Preferred Format:
CD or Vinyl (Makes no difference)

What names have you've played supporting sets for?
Baby Doc & SJ, The Space DJ'z and DJ Dr. Motte at the Time Tunnel Rave, Warm ups for Bombfunk MC's, Alex K, KCB, Paul Holden, PeeWee Ferris and Bexta on individual nights, and most recently alongside Miss Tracy weekly, in my residency.

What else have you done to further your DJ Profile?

My first break was actually straight in to a commercial club residency, to which I added 2 years of mobile DJing and managed to land my own 2 hour radio show, focussed around Acid Jazz & Drum 'n' Bass, on a local community radio station.

Everything to do with these 3 areas is completely different to the specifics I utilise now, but the knowlege gained from having done these put me a leap above my competition breaking in to the Brisbane/Valley scene. They're also the key elements that got me offerred the sound engineer's contract with Club Med.

With Club Med I was initially responsible for all the sound around the Island Resort, which included nightly stage show productions, various daily events, In House Television channel and all the audio/visual for Corporate Conferences. I was soon later made responsible for running and maintaining the Night Club on the Island as well.

What are your DJ Career Ambitions?

I've been too comfortable in the Valley for a little too long now and believe the opportunities to advance my profile are going to come from interstate and international gigs. I'll always be loyal and available to the Beat, but would love to branch out on occasion and really explore what I can do with a venue full of people.

What are your other interests?

I've never been known for living the DJ lifestyle, as I've always held down a weekday job, the last few holding quite some responsibility. I can't get in to detail what I'm doing now, but it's quite rewarding and has opened up avenues for me to put time, effort and money back in to my performances.

Club DJ History

List of clubs N8 has held club residencies at:

  • Penthouse Night Club (Gold Coast, 1998)
  • Heaven Night Club (The Valley, Brisbane, 2000)
  • Technomad Disco-Tech / Matrix the club (The Valley, Brisbane, 2000)
  • The Beat Night Club (The Valley, Brisbane, 2001)