Serbian born, Toronto raised. nAVi’s roots stay embedded in Toronto’s notorious HIP HOP culture since the late 90’s.

His production style is boom bap heavy with an emphasis on hard-hitting percussion. Working with a combination of drum machines, hardware and software synthesizers, nAvi aka “The Beat Barbarian” fuses the analog and digital realms with sample infused melodic arrangements.

Production credits include:

  • Sadat X (Brand Nubian)
  • El Da Sensei (Artifacts)
  • Rockness Monsta (Heltah Skeltah)
  • Vast Aire (Cannible Ox)
  • Ruste Juxx
  • C-Rayz Walz

In late 2019 his debut instrumental album “nAVi the NORTH presents: Barbaric Beats Volume One,” showcasing his production style as well as emphasizing the nature of his versatility as a HIP HOP producer.

Following the instrumental album, nAVi has produced a series of singles with select artists, spanning eras and rap styles. This will be a prequel to the Beat Barbarian Volume 1 collaboration album, featuring the singles as well as their instrumentals and acapellas for the masses to enjoy and remix.

In 2020, nAVi the North has qualified in the Top 32 out of 5000 producers at Sound Supremacy’s World Beat Battle.

Toronto, ON, Canada