Fans of the hit HBO drama Game of Thrones might be surprised to learn that one of its characters is not just another celebrity posing as a DJ in his spare time – he's actually a very accomplished travelling entertainer who just had a formal label release on the heels of a legit tour. It's rare that a guy puts his “Theatrical bookings” and his “DJ Bookings” contact on his Soundcloud page, but that's what we have here with Kristian Nairn – known to the majority of his fans as “Hodor” from G.O.T.
As it turns out, Nairn has been traveling and chopping it up for a while. Check out his mixes on Soundcloud and Mixcloud (he's been going for a few years). At the end of June, he wrapped up a three-month long “Rave of Thrones” Tour which included over a dozen dates in North America.
His latest work is a retro-sounding tune with a classic piano lead that fades in and out with Leanne Robinson delivering the vocals. Complemented by an upbeat rhythm, “Up” (Club Mix) is one of Nairn's first major releases. It was officially released two weeks ago (July 1st) and you can support it here on iTunes (via Radikal Records). There's even a dub mix and a B-side track to this one. Stream it here.