Musicians set for dance beat fame

Dance music duo Shutting Out Distractions Nathan Crook, left, and Ryan Partington
Dance music duo Shutting Out Distractions Nathan Crook, left, and Ryan Partington

TWO young musicians could get to work with one member of America’s biggest-selling boy band.

Nathan Crook and Ryan Partington, of dance music act Shutting Out Distractions, have completed a remix of the song Love Can’t Wait by Backstreet Boy Nick Carter.

The multi-million selling US artist, who found fame in the 90s with hits I Want It That Way and Quit Playing Games With My Heart, is about to release a new solo album and is looking to work with up and coming musicians from across the world.

Former Fred Longworth High School pupils Nathan and Ryan hope to win a competition run by Carter’s management, which will mean they will appear on the singer’s soon-to-be released EP as well as his website and social networking sites. The duo could also bag a cool $1,500.

Nathan, of Cox Way, Atherton, said: “We have been looking at how to break into the dance music scene because it’s a pretty competitive market. This competition is an opportunity for up and coming artists to get their name out there and become recognised by producers.”

Nathan and Ryan formed Shutting Out Distractions two years ago after the pair became friends at school.

Ryan, from Astley, has previously worked with X Factor singer Laura White, dance act Paradise and DJ Stu Hughes.

The 22-year-olds, whose influences include dance artists Above and Beyond, Deadmau5 and Calvin Harris, are now hoping to recruit two singers to work on new tracks.