Slick Shoota
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Slick Shoota

Oslo, Norway | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | INDIE

Oslo, Norway | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2011
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At first glance, a song featuring two artists named Slick Shoota and Purple sounds like nothing so much as Bay Area cloud-rap, which, if it’s as derivative as those names are, doesn’t seem all that promising. But it’s misdirection: Slick Shoota is actually a Norweigian producer who's made a name for himself by recreating the styles of high-bpm Chicago bass. His 2012 EP Percussion Skank was a sudden eruption of slapdash juke, of the type that you’d figure it might be hard to come by in Oslo.
Now he’s back with the single "F Dat", a melodious, hard-hitting juke anthem featuring fellow Norwegian and beat-hop aficionado Purple on the vocals. "F Dat" drags juke into a pop sphere, with fully fleshed out vocals riding over wavy neon beats. The song’s energy is remarkable—except for a bridge around the two-minute mark, it coasts on an unending wave of candied noise. And even when the vocals get chopped, the melody never fully fades. - Pitchfork


Chicago’s juke music may be inextricably associated with the local footwork scene, but the jittery style’s reach continues to expand ever outward, and Slick Shoota is a perfect testament to that fact. The Norwegian producer makes music that falls clearly into that framework even as he adds his own touches. To wit, his single “F Dat” showcases a unique ear for melodic context, and the uncut vocals of guest singer Purple, who laments the premature end of a relationship. “Thought we had the magic,” she coos, while the corresponding Ossian Melin-directed video is full of strange voodoo — a combination of tradigital art, 3-D GIFs, vintage video-game snippets, and other Internet wildness. When we do see Purple, she’s almost always within a screen within our screen. “F Dat” comes courtesy of Mad Decent’s left-leaning imprint, Jeffrees. - Spin Magazine


In the third episode of a series brought to you by Noisey and Pepsi Max, we're in Oslo with Slick Shoota, a producer and local hero known for making high-energy, genre-defying club tracks.

He is attempting to make a mixtape of original music in just 48 hours. First up, Drippin heads to Slick Shoota's studio, fresh off the stage from Oya Festival and over the next two days, our man collaborates with the likes of Purpurr Purple, Samsaya and Boska to try to capture the sound of Oslo. The mixtape then debuts to a music hungry crowd at an Oya Festival after party. - Noisey


Discography

8 Bit Beauty EP - Loose Squares 2012
Percussion Skank EP - Mad Decent 2012
Draw EP - Hyperboloid 2012
F Dat EP - Mad Decent 2013

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Slick Shoota hails from Norway and he’s been gaining momentum in the bass music scene with releases on some of the most respected labels around. His mix of juke, footwork & uk inspired bass music has gained support from Radio 1 tastemaker B Traits to Chicago legends DJ Spinn & DJ Rashad.
Slick Shootas prolific output has led to remix duties for top names like Lindstrom, Kito & Reija Lee, Zebra Katz, and DJ Vadim to name a few.
With his original productions and remixes being released by major players in the game like Mad Decent and Kitsuné, plus support from renowned DJ’s on BBC Radio 1 and Rinse FM on a regular basis, it seems like there’s no stopping Slick Shoota!