DJ Slink was born in Knoxville,Tennessee. He began his love affair with music early in life.
As early as 5th grade he had already destroyed his grandparent’s old turntable, scratched up
their Lawrence Welk albums and accumulated a pretty impressive collection of 45’s. Then along
came the dual cassette boom box. What started out as a means to make breakdancing practice
mixes, soon became a full-on obsession with the pause mix tape. Even then, Slink had an affinity
for cutting and pasting.
Raised on Run DMC, LL Cool J, UTFO & Whodini, early Hip-Hop was a large influence. In the early 90’s
Slink was introduced to electronic music. Groups like Altern8, Meat Beat Manifesto,The Klf, The Prodigy
and others soon became a huge influence. The turntable seemed like the natural next step. Thus, DJ Slink was born.
Slink began his career spinning underground warehouse parties. Playing in cities like Atlanta, Nashville & Asheville.
Later, Slink joined forces with some other like-minded people to produce music as “The Speed Freeks.”
High-tempo, high-octane breakbeat music. Signed to Stratus Records, The Speed Freeks released several
tracks on vinyl.
Throughout the years, DJ Slink has held many residencies at some of biggest & best clubs in the South,
spinning Electro House, Breaks & Hip-Hop. He has won many awards such as The Metro Pulse Readers
Poll for Best DJ (6 time winner), and The Knoxville News Sentinel Readers Poll for Best DJ (3 time winner).
2008 began a new chapter in his musical career. Using Ableton & Serato, he started performing at a new
club night called “Voodoo”. Just like those old days of the pause mix tape, he would sample, chop, and cut & paste,
Hip-Hop, Rock, Electro & Dance. He performed live mash-ups & remixes, and took influence from the old school
Hip-Hop & Baltimore style of music. The night was a huge success, taking in more than 1000 people every Saturday.
Now residing in Tokyo, DJ Slink hopes to continue making music and just as important, making people dance.
“Better living through cut & paste.”
DJ Slink has played beside artists such as:
Bassnectar, Deiselboy, DJ Icey, Jen Lasher, DJ Dara, Jurassic 5, DJ Dan, Rabbit in the Moon, STS9, AK1200,
D:Fuse, Christopher Lawrence, Lee Coombs, Baby Anne, Scott Henry, Keith MacKenzie and many more.
Top 5 Most Popular on The Hype Machine for his remix of The Kings of Leon’s “Use Somebody”.
Baltimore, Electro, Hip-Hop , Mash-Ups.
Currently Slink has more than 30 mixes available in many styles & almost 100 remixes and mash-ups.