Hook N Sling
You might have heard of a badass little place in Australia that goes by the name of Bondi Beach. It’s a gem of a spot on the map, well known for its laid back lifestyle and surfer-ready waves. But there’s something else this sweet coastal hangout is recognised for producing – and that’s one of Australia’s most promising DJ/producers, Hook N Sling.
Yet while this talent hails from what you might call a more-than-mellow scene, it would be a mistake to equate his music as such. On the contrary, Hook N Sling’s ascent has been single-mindedly driven, and backed by meticulously crafted productions. Tracks like 'Take You Higher' (with Goodwill) and 'Reason' (with NERVO) attest to it, clocking over 10m combined YouTube views and winning Hook the support of Tiësto, Sander Van Doorn and Nicky Romero to name a few. As have his transformative remixes for headliners like Calvin Harris, Miike Snow, Wolfgang Gartner, Krewella and Kaskade. and his thoughtful reimaginations for compatriots Miami Horror and The Presets.
His recent single, 'Magnet', with long-time David Guetta collaborator, Chris Willis, is a track that exemplifies his own brand of music with dance floor precision, artistic substance and mass appeal. And his epic forthcoming collaboration with Empire of the Sun, 'Celebrate', shows his unrelenting pursuit of future sounds.
In the near future, look forward to collaborations with upcoming vocalist RAS, and the one and only Axwell with the long-awaited, 'Tokyo By Night'.
When, exactly, remains a mystery. Be it Hook’s laidback origins or his uncompromisingly high bar for excellence, he’s in no hurry.