Ultra sang "Music Came to Save My Life" on the 2002 D'Influence album D-Vas.
Her dance single "Brass in Pocket" was released on July 28, 2003. Her next single, the jazzy track "Feel Love", was released on April 12, 2004. She contributed the vocals to the electronic dance track "Freak On" on Stonebridge's 2004 album "Can't Get Enough".
2010 saw the release of her album "Things Happen at Night", a collaboration with Unruly Productions. Tony Moran featured her on the 2010 song "Destination", which got up to #10 on Billboard's U.S. Hot Dance Club Songs chart.
2011 was the year when "Turn It Up" and "Waiting on You" got released as singles. "Waiting on You" is a collaboration with singer Michelle Williams that peaked at #11 on Billboard's U.S. Hot Dance Club Songs chart. The house track "Turn It Up" peaked at #4 on Billboard's U.S. Hot Dance Club Songs chart in 2011 and was released in 11 mixes. Both songs are slated to be included on Ultra's forthcoming album "Hero Worship".
She and background vocalist Dawn Tallman teamed up with producer Marion D. to record "God's Message", which got released in multiple mixes in 2012.
1989: It's Over Now
1991: Deeper Love, Scandal, Rejoicing (I'll Never Forget)
1993: Show Me, Joy
1995: Party Girl (Turn Me Loose)
1998: Free, Found A Cure, New Kind of Medicine
2001: Desire, Dear John, I Don't Understand It, Stranger Than Fiction
2003: Brass in Pocket
2004: Feel Love
2006: Love's the Only Drug
2007: Automatic, Give It All You Got
2009: Faster Faster Pussycat (Let's Go!)
2011: Turn It Up, Waiting on You
2012: God's Message
"Dance artist Ultra Nate's (pronounced Na-TAY) Stranger Than Fiction (Strictly Rhythm Records) is the third album by the Chicago native, and her finest. Stranger Than Fiction centers on the many different manifestations of love: found, lost, unrequited, bizarre, etc.; it is supported by some of the best (and most diverse) dance music on the scene today... Nate's appeal is subtle. She doesn't woo with vocal gymnastics, going instead for pure cool. Most impressive are the bluesy 'Twisted,' the throbbing 'I Don't Understand It', and the simply delightful 'Ghost'... Stranger Than Fiction is an accomplishment, and should bring Nate the wider audience she deserves." - Steven G. Fullwood, in Africana.com (May 16, 2001)
"'Stranger Than Fiction' features collaborations with Masters At Work, Moody Swing, and it is Ultra Nate's most self-assured work to date. Whilst it further stretches Ultra Nate's desires to cloud the boundaries between pop and r&b and surging 4/4s and rock stylings, tracks such as 'Ain't Looking For Love' and 'Twisted' highlight why her quavering, hugely uplifting voice is peerless. Compared to the introspective tone of 'Situation:Critical', 'Stronger Than Fiction' is carefree rather than careworn. After all, songs such as 'Get It Up', 'Desire' and 'Breakfast' aren't exactly troubled meditations on failed love. She's still the dancefloor diva, alright, but her power as a songwriter and her choice in collaborations takes her beyond that... At her best, Ultra Nate is as contemporary as the latest must-have mix, yet as timeless as a soul-pop classic... Judging by how stress-free, confident and above all individual 'Stranger Than Fiction' sounds, Ultra Nate isn't up for chasing another 'Free' with pale imitations. She's proved that she's a bankable soul singer, now she wants to concentrate on being a long-term, quality artist." - 7 Magazine (Issue 54)
"'Ain't Looking For Nothing', 'Get It Up (The Feeling)' and 'Breakfast For Two' are funky, addictive dance-floor numbers... The most interesting track on the album is 'Dear John' which opens with instrumentation straight from a cult 1970s American TV series and then launches into a pounding melody." - John Galilee, Amazon.co.uk
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