The past 2 years have seen the ascendancy of Melbourne’s Sgt Slick into the upper echelon of Australia’s Premier DJs, Producers and Remixers. However, to say he was not already a master of his craft would do his 1998 ARIA Award for Best Dance Release no justice. Rather, the level of his consistency in the studio, coupled by his unwavering motivation and dedication on the decks has made Sgt Slick the go to guy in all three dance music categories.
In 2010/11, Slick hit his finest production form to date, punctuated by a number of successful releases that landed at the top end of global club charts and onto the playlists of the world’s biggest and most influential DJs. In late 2010 he scored one of his biggest singles to date, “Everyday”, that achieved a top 10 Beatport position (after the track was championed by the likes of Kaskade, Tiesto, David Guetta and the Swedish House Mafia) becoming one of the most popular records of the 2011 Ibiza and Vegas party seasons.
Sgt Slick followed up Everyday’s success with “Like This”, racing up the Beatport chart to #2, only being held off top position by the world’s biggest electronic act in Deadmau5. His collaboration with DJ Chuckie “The Bass Kicks Like This” replicated earlier success and featured as lead track on Chuckie’s “Dirty Dutch Digital Vol 3” compilation.
In clubland Sgt Slick has continued to make his mark on the populace, with a string of long term successful residencies in his home town of Melbourne and in all capital cities of Australia. Slick has played to the adoring masses at some of the nation’s biggest clubs and festivals such as Family, HQ, Vanity, Discovery, Planet, Soho, Neverland, Summadayze and Future Music Festival. Supports along the way have included the likes of Dirty South, Roger Sanchez, Tommy Trash, Carl Cox and Fatboy Slim. His growing international profile has seen the Sgt Slick experience reach out to the Asian and US markets with recent gigs in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Hawaii and LA further highlighting his innate ability to bring smiles to everyone’s dial as soon as they hear the Slickster in action.
A 10 year relationship with Australia’s leading club label “Vicious” under the Sgt Slick moniker has seen a slew of releases to his name, including one of Australia’s finest house music moments in “White Treble Black Bass” (ARIA Award Best Dance Release Winner), “Right In The Night”, “Back On Black” and “Automatic Machine”. In addition to his own production work, he is also one of the nation’s most in demand remixers having added his masterful touch to releases from Avicii, DONS and Stonebridge amongst countless others. He has numerous mix CD releases to his name (including several editions of the iconic Vicious iCuts series) and has been prolific on all other media including hosting the country’s largest syndicated mix show “Loaded” on the Austereo radio network for 5 years.
Fresh from inking a deal with one of LA’s hippest new production houses, mid 2012 sees Sgt Slick relocating to the USA, the current nerve centre in the world of House Music. Armed with a smoking hot new release on Vicious “Picture This”, forthcoming “Wild Classics” CD compilation release and a pile of new remixes, he is ready to take the world by force to the rhythm of his own beat, one dance floor at a time.