After the release of his “career defining” and aptly titled single, “Momentum,” Australian DJ/producer Hook N Sling joins Arty and Destructo in the Insomniac / Interscope Records family this week and reveals his first release. Coming March 23rd, Hook’s next single sees him team up with electro-rap lords Far East Movement for the unexpected and infectious, “Break Yourself.”
In fact, ‘unexpected and infectious’ has become somewhat of a motif of Hook’s in the past few years. Going back to his first breakout single “Take You Higher” with Angus & Julia Stone he meshed folk-blues and main room house, emotions and energy, to make an all-time classic. The catch-cry “Reason” with NERVO and the goose bump-inducing “Tokyo By Night” with Karin Park continued in this spirit, and served as landmarks not only in Hook’s discography but also the evolving electronic scene. More than any other, “Break Yourself” exemplifies his unique ability to strike this balance of sounds, genres, cultures and emotions with broad appeal.
Now an honorary Angeleno, Hook provides a simple yet satisfying bass groove that rolls beneath the K-Town heroes’ classic and upbeat west coast rap. The result is fresh, fun, and oozing with time and place, and sees Hook continue to push his sound and the scene forward.
March 21- New City Gas, Montreal, CA
April 18- San Jose Arena, San Jose, CA
April 24- Fluxx, San Diego, CA
May 2- Lavo, New York, NY
May 15- Kingdom, Austin, TX
May 22- Sports Arena, San Diego, CA
May 23- Shrine, Los Angeles, CA
Author: Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.