New Release: “We Have Arrived (Re-Spliffed)”
Premiered Exclusively On VIBE
Upcoming Tour Dates Include:
Lights All Night NYE In Dallas + Stops In Atlanta, Reno, St. Louis + More!
Andrew “Wick-it” Owsley a.k.a. Wick-it The Instigator has been slaying the “dirty south” with his filthy beats for the past decade, and although his roots are in hip-hop, he’s quickly evolved into an eclectic producer of dubstep, trap, and moombahton alike. Not to mention that Wick-it puts on one of the most entertaining shows you’ll ever see.
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.
Wick-It is premiering a brand new (Re-Spliffed) remix exclusively with VIBE Magazine. Wick-it concocted a heavy remix of the original tune he produced for a Microsoft Window’s 8 commercial by laying down hip-hop vocal loops over the refreshing musical composition. “The production is a dubbed out moomba-mash-up that would make Bob Marley happy, Bassnectar proud and Bone Thugs give props.” -VIBE
You can cop the free download HERE
Wick-it was hand selected by Microsoft to create the soundtrack to their newest commercial for Window’s 8 titled: “May The Birds Be With You.” You can check out the commercial HERE.
His last single to be released to the blogosphere “Feel Lit” is a uniquely-crafted spin on Tiësto and Three 6 Mafia’s 2009 collaboration “Feel It,” and features Wick-it’s take on dubstep– 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.
Feel Lit – DOWNLOAD HERE
Wick- it is currently on select tour dates. He recently opened for dubstep’s kingpin Rusko and is playing one of this year’s biggest NYE events at Lights All Night in Dallas, along with Avicii, 3Lau, Minnesota, Nero, Bassnectar, Feed Me, and more. See all of his upcoming tour dates below.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
12/19- Santa Monica, CA- Central
12/20- Sebastopol, CA- Hopmonk Tavern (Opening for Minnesota)
12/21- San Francisco, CA – End Of The World at 1015 (The Untz Party )
12/28- Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
12/31- Dallas, TX- Lights All Night
1/12- Oconomowoc, WI- Winter Warmer Fest
1/18- St. Louis, MO- 2720 Cherokee
1/19- Carbondale, IL- Chalice Dubs Masquerade at Copper Dagon
1/25- Reno, NV- 1up
1/26- Tahoe City, CA- Lakeside
“By the time the drop comes around, it’s straight up Optimus Prime making a movie for Michael Bay” -The Untz
“After listening to Wick-it the Instigator’s newest track, you’ll definitely be feeling it.” -Rowdy Beats
“This track brings us back to the Wick-it with some crunchy dubstep underneath some tastefully sampled vocals”
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.