We at TheUntz.com are rarely starstruck. We deal with a lot of celebrities and important industry types on a daily basis. That just doesn't phase us. What we do get is "talentstruck." We are totally in awe of a handful of artists that continually blow us away and manage to always stay sharp and advance their game. To take not only their own art to the next level, but make everyone else think "What the hell am I doing?" Wick-it The Instigator is one such artist.
Whether it's dubstep, drum 'n' bass, trap, moombahton, or whatever, he's always got the cleanest production and most original ideas. And that doesn't even begin to approach his mash-ups and remixes. Fusing the unlikeliest of combinations, Andrew Owsley manages to find the heart of each track, not sucking the life out of it, but giving it new meaning within the framework of an entirely new piece of art. His Big Boi vs. Black Keys opus The Brothers of Chico Dusty, and his Quentin Tarantino tribute, Grindhouse Basterds, speak volumes.
Owsley joins host Anand Harsh on The Untz Podcast today to discuss his years of dedication to the turntables, his debt of gratitude to legend Z-trip, and really just have a ball. This is one fun and funny dude. And up-and-comers could learn a lesson from this guy. So much music on this episode, as well. His new X-mas minimix, A Very Wick-it Christmas, is out now for free, and he'll be headlining 1015 Folsom in San Francisco this Friday (Dec. 21st) for The Untz's third anniversary party. What more could you ask for?
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