The first Ultimate Ears Artist to Watch we are introducing for November is a unique one. He goes by the name of Pogo (born Nick Bertke) and is an internationally renowned electronic musician and VJ from Perth, Australia. He has gained popularity for his unique work recording small sounds from a film or a specific scene, and sequencing the sounds together to form a new piece of music (also known as remixes). Pogo has developed youtube footprint of over 20 million views with only 17 videos. He has over 80,000 subscribers, making him one of the most subscribed to independent musicians online. He has been sought after and done work with Walt Disney, Pixar, Oprahʼs Harpo Studios, Honda, Subaru, Showtime, Art Basel in Miami, The Guggenheim in NYC and many others.
Although gaining recognition through Youtube, many of Pogo’s tracks are available for download at Last.fm where examples from his combined discography have been heard over 2.2 million times.
Pogo is the first VJ ever to strike a long term movie remixing deal with a major movie studio. His first project from Pixar entitled Upular, in honor of the movie UP, outpaced Pixarʼs own channel views 2:1, garnering 1.5 millions views in less than a month and was praised by the Wall Street Journal.