Wick-it the Instigator
Ask anyone who’s seen him live and they’ll tell you that Wick-it puts on one of the most high-energy, original and entertaining live shows you’ve ever seen. With successful headlining shows everywhere from Reno, NV to Birmingham, AL, it is clear that the rest of the nation is taking note as well.
What makes Wick-it so special begins in the studio. Starting in 2010 with his groundbreaking Big Boi vs. Black Keys mashup album The Brothers of Chico Dusty, Wick-it’s thoughtfully fresh remixes have earned him a reputation amongst listeners as a producer that only puts out the highest quality of tracks. His ability to deliver in a multitude of styles earned him support slots for 2011’s top acts in several genres:
Pretty Lights, Ghostland Observatory, Big Boi, Skrillex, Porter Robinson, MiM0SA, Three 6 Mafia, Yelawolf, PANTyRAiD, Girl Talk, SKisM, Borgore, Zoogma, Perpetual Groove, NiT GriT, Zeds Dead
One of the secrets behind his fan base’s rabid loyalty is that, although a handful of his tracks have recently been released under labels (a few of which have charted on Beatport), the majority of his music is available for free download on his SoundCloud page. With over 1,000,000 plays and 400,000 downloads, it is clear people simply can’t get enough Wick-it. His musical approach is tough to pinpoint given that his roots are in hip-hop, but elements of dubstep, rock and house music have all made their way into his repertoire. Here are a few of his hit tracks that demonstrate his versatility and eclectic style:
Gleemonex (Acid Crunk Vol. 4) | Kanji Kinetic – Deep Down South (Wick-it remix) | Pink Floyd – Have a Cigar (Wick-it Remix) | Adele vs. Ohio Players – Rolling in the Fire | Luniz – I’ve Got 5 On It (Wick-it Remix) | Nineties FTW (90's Rock Mashup) | The Heavy – How You Like Me Now (Wick-it's Moombahton Remix) | Beastie Boys – No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn (Wick-it Remix) | KeSha – Sleazy (Wick-it Remix)
Michael Jackson - Thriller (Wick-it's Halloweenbahton Remix)
With acts like Bassnectar now beginning to catch on (he’s been using Wick-its I’ve Got 5 On It remix as part of his current tour's set), it’s only a matter of time before Wick-it is propelled to the top ranks of his craft. Given the incredibly consistent positive feedback from promoters, you can be confident that this is an act worth booking.