After being introduced during a 2008 recording session in Nashville, Sam and Tre, along with DJ Kidsmeal, decided to collaborate and see what happened. Eventually, their unique brand of Electro Glitch Hip Hop was born. With roots in Hip Hop and Rock, their unique group represents all of their respective upbringings in London, Atlanta and Trenton, Tennessee, while still keeping an international sensibility.
Sam has produced artists such as Josh Doyle, Circle of Sound, Intramural, and Damien Horne, just to name a few. Sam and Tre have recently performed major music events such as Nashville’s 8 Off 8th/BMI promotional series at Mercy Lounge, RedGorilla Music Fest, and SXSW (South By Southwest) festival.
Sam and Tre’s forthcoming EP effort will be their first collaborative recording. While showcasing their own unique sound, they hope to channel influences such as Producer/ Composer Alan Shacklock (Sam’s father), Jimi Hendrix, Bach, Kanye West, Tupac Shakur and Michael Jackson.
In the upcoming months, you can catch Sam and Tre, along with DJ Kidsmeal, hosting all-night parties at schools, houses, and even makeshift music venues from Nashville to Miami to London, where Sam and Kidsmeal are no stranger to the diverse music scene.
DJ Wick-it returns from the lab with this sanctioned slice of soul-hop just in time for Big Boi to tell his friends “Stank you very much” this Christmas. Two of the greatest albums to emerge from 2010 get mashed together in what is now know as ‘The Brothers of Chico Dusty’. Featuring beats crafted from The Black Keys latest album ‘Brothers’ and vocals from Sir Lucious Leftfoot’s ‘The Son of Chico Dusty’, this album is nothing but pure-cut-butter.
❝ There’s no lack of genre-crossing album mashups, and while most are for-kicks novelty, some are much more meaningful, like the Beatles-Jay-Z mix The Grey Album, which launched the career of Danger Mouse. Here’s another one definitely worth a listen: SPIN Artists of the Year the Black Keys mashed with OutKast rapper Big Boi. Aptly-titled The Brothers of Chico Dusty, the mixtape combines two of SPIN’s 40 Best Albums of 2010: Big Boi’s solo LP Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty and the Keys’ Brothers. Whoever’s responsible for this gem — apparently, it’s anonymous artist who goes by “Wick-it” — shouldn’t slip back onto the web unrecognized. ❞
❝ If you like a little juxtaposition with your year-in-review jawns, we’ve got just the thing for you: The Brothers of Chico Dusty, an unbidden and inspired pileup of two very well-liked 2010 albums by The Black Keys and Big Boi, respectively… This is brought to you by Nashville mischief-maker Wick-It the Instigator, who’s proved himself in the past with things like Blackstreet remixes and Smashing Pumpkins/OutKast mashups — you know, the usual. ❞
❝ There’s typically a high failure rate when DJs haphazardly try to take two dope artists and mash up their music. So I was hesitant when I saw this Big Boi meets The Black Keys project, The Brothers of Chico Dusty, over at TSS. However, after one listen it’s clear that there was nothing careless about how Wick-It The Instigator blended two of the better albums of the year Big Boi’s Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty and The Black Keys’ Brothers. ❞
❝ Now that The Black Keys live here — and since ATL is just a hop and a skip from Music City — we’re going to go ahead and claim this one. It’s a perfect (semi-) local storm. We told you before about how Big Boi thinks local turntablist Wick-It the Instigator is dope. Well, now there’s even more reason for a bromance to blossom between the two ballers (It’s started). Wick-It has mashed up The Black Keys’ Brothers and Big Boi’s Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty — both of which are already getting a lot of love on year-end best-of lists (just ask Grimey’s). ❞
Yung & Ugly celebrated it’s third year of throwing their monthly DJ showcase, Mashville, by inviting everybody around to The Mercy Lounge for a night on the town.
The night started off with the early crowd getting their hands on DJ Wick-it’s specially-made anniversary album and catching the set of Mashville resident and co-founder, DJ Orig. Visual’s were being presented throughout the show thanks to Bateman Design. There was also a performance from a group new to Mashville. Though their DJ, who goes by Suspicion, has previously wrecked shop on our stage, we were not as acquainted to his new project. Remsteele hit the stage hard, and grabbed the crowd up with their swaggered raps and energized presence.
See more about the night and listen to the album after the jump…