Born in Bristol in 1994, to a family of four children, Collins Nemi was engrossed in a childhood devoted to music and football, and played up to a national level. Remembering sitting in the car with his mother on countless occasions, and listening to GWR (Bristol Radio), Nemi enjoyed the subtleties of POP throughout the day, but secretly craved the post-7pm Electronic music influx.
It was at the age of 15, and surrounded by his two cousins, that Nemi began to make his own beats, picking up the keyboard and guitar, and teaching himself the intricacies of production. Initially finding his musical
feet in Grime, Nemi explains: “Me and my cousins uploaded our first track to BBC Bristol Introducing and it ended up being played by Mista Jam on 1XTRA. That really gave me the bug.” From that point onwards, Nemi fixed his sites on a solo-career as Conducta. He continued tothrive at school, and was an academic high achiever, securing himself a place to study at SOAS.
It was then, at 18 years of age, that he moved from his home town of Bristol, and settled in West London, finishing his time at University, and focusing purely on his new-found Garage sound.
Influenced by fellow Bristol producers including Joker, Gemmy, Mensah and more, Nemi recalls being “really jealous” of his God Brother’s 1997/98 Sidewinder tape packs; filled with frustration that he wasn’t old enough tp attend the live shows at the time. Finding a passion in RnB producers such as Jermaine Dupri and Teddy Riley, Conducta also sought inspiration in Timberland, finding his sound morphing into something more recognisable as the artist he is today; but also schooling himself in music of the past. “I love moving back 20/30 years to hear grooves, and then incorporating them into a modern sound. The familiarity of old samples in a new tune is something i use alot.” An expert at sampling, Conducta admits his love of a “reference point”; hiding the influences of the past in his modern Garage productions, and admitting that it sometimes takes him up to a year to “nail a sample’s heritage.”
Conducta’s first release was in in 2012; a true dose of ear-pricking Garage called “Change My World”. He began performing live regularly, building himself a reputation as an expert mixer in both his hometown
and London, and sparking the attention of Garage legends including DJ EZ, Tuff Jam, MJ Cole, Artful Dodger and more. Gaining the nod of approval from genre heavyweights, and collaborating with his Garage idols, Conducta confirmed his unique flare by combining his nostalgic sound with the new generation. Artists such as AJ Tracey, Elf Kid, Shift K3Y, The Manor and more, flocked to his studio, keen to collaborate with
the The Guardian proclaimed ‘Prince of UKG.’ Conducta found himself as the go-to act for a Garage remix, working
with tracks from Shura, Jorja Smith, Cadenza, Ray BLK, OWSLA, Wilkinson and more. With his work-rate at the forefront of the most hotly tipped producers in the UK, Conducta has placed himself at the forefront
of the new generation of Garage, and even landed himself a monthly show on the hottest youth station in London. Radar Radio.
Conducta went on to support OWSLA’s What So Not at XOYO, DJ’ing for 3-hours straight, and bringing out a medley of special guests, including AJ Tracey, Sweetie Irie, Coco, and more.
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