Ask anyone who’s witnessed him live and they’ll tell you that Wick-it the Instigator puts on one of the most entertaining shows you’ll ever see. Andrew “Wick-it” Owsley has been slaying the “Dirty South” with his filthy beats for the past decade and though his roots are in hip-hop, he’s quickly evolved into an eclectic producer of dubstep, trap, and moombahton alike.
Wick-it’s destructive mash-ups have earned him a reputation with acts like Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, and Z-Trip. His remix repertoire includes artists from Dr. Dre to Motley Crüe, as well as a notable mash-up that put him on the map between Big Boi and the Black Keys called The Brothers of Chico Dusty. Wick-it’s most recent full-length release, Grindhouse Basterds, is a Quentin Tarantino-themed mash-up masterpiece, featuring remixes from Aesop Rock, Ghostface, Notorious B.I.G., and more.
Check out his new single “Feel Lit” to get a taste of what to expect from his live set. Wick-it’s take on dubstep is raw and soulful with a hint of hip-hop influence. Enjoy the track and don’t forget to treat yourself with a free download as well.
Performing and producing since 2004, Wick-it’s destructive remixes and spot-on mash-ups have earned him a reputation with acts like Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, and Z-Trip. He has remixed artists from Dr. Dre to Motley Crüe as well a notable mash-up that put him on the map between Big Boi and the Black Keys called The Brothers of Chico Dusty. Wick-It’s most recent full-length release, Grindhouse Basterds, is a Quentin Tarantino themed mash-up masterpiece, featuring remixes from Aesop Rock, Ghostface, Notorious B.I.G., and more.
The majority of Wick-it’s music is available for free on his SoundCloud page. With over 3,000,000 streams, 18,000 followers and more than 750,000 downloads, it is evident that people can’t get enough of the man. His vast appeal seems to stem from his ability to cater to a multitude of styles, gaining him support from many artists like Ghostland Observatory, Skrillex, Porter Robinson, Three 6 Mafia, Girl Talk, SKisM, Borgore, Perpetual Groove, NiT GriT, Zeds Dead, and Caspa. With successful headlining shows from coast to coast and blowout sets at festivals such as Wakarusa, Shambhala, Forecastle and Summer Camp, it is clear that the entire nation is taking note of both his live set and his behind the scenes production skills.
Along with Bassnectar, Feed Me, Nero, and more, Wick-it is playing Lights All Night in Dallas for New Years Eve. In the coming weeks he is also opening for dubstep’s kingpin Rusko. Tour dates below.
NEXT KEY DATES
11/16 Knoxville, TN – Midnight Voyage
11/19- Nashville, TN- Opening up for RUSKO
11/21 – Denver, CO – Cervantes
11/30- Kelowna, BC- Habitat
12/28- Atlanta, GA- Terminal West
12/31- Lights All Night NYE
1/12 Oconomowoc, WI – Winter Warmer Festival