Exeter Native, Statik Selektah, DJ, and Producer, will be having his official CD release party at Bourbons at the Muddy River Smokehouse on Saturday, November 3rd, located at 21 Congress Street, Portsmouth NH 03801. Other bands playing include Granite State, Termanology, Reks, and Monkey Biz. For more information on the event, call (603) 430-9582.
Statik began doing radio at Phillips Exeter Academy’s WPEA, where he also occasionally DJ’ ed some of the Afro-Latino Society Parties. His start in broadcasting expanded his musical taste into Reggae and more R&B. His record collection continued to grow after frequenting record stores like Biscuithead (Boston), Fat Beats, and Rock and Soul (NYC). In 1998, at the age of 16, Statik expanded into rocking nightclubs and parties across the seacoast, including Hampton Beach’s “Heaven,” an under 21 club that later became the area’s hottest teen spot. He quickly learned the basics and mentality of rocking clubs, no matter what age the crowd.
In 2000, while DJing a party in the Boogie Down Bronx, Statik added the “Selektah” onto his name after hearing a local reggae artist say it unconsciously. At the age of 18, Statik moved to Boston to attend classes at The New England Institute of Arts and Communications (where he graduated from August 2002 with a Degree in Audio Production). He quickly became one of Boston’s “go-to” DJs, Statik rocked just about every club in the city, holding down residencies at Karma, Avalon, Axis, Bills Bar, The Officers Club, Aria, Exchange, Europa, and too many others to name.
On the side, after serving as director of the New England Dj Association Record Pool and putting in work on numerous street teams, Showoff Marketing was formed in 2003 and has been Boston’s premier field marketing firm/street team since. Clients include Reebok, G-Unit Records, Violator Management, Virgin Records, Capitol, Universal, and Diddy’s Vote or Die campaign, and dozens of others.
As Statik Selektah mix-CDs continued to flood the streets, he also made appearances DJing on WERS 88.9 and eventually became one of the leading mix show DJs on WBOT Hot 97.7, and the rest is history. With his label, Showoff Records emerging in 2006 with albums from Termanology & Granite State and classic mixtapes with Nas, G-unit, and AZ, to name a few, the world is listening. Statik has recently been featured on MTV Mixtape Mondays (4x), BET’s Rap City, XXL Magazine, and frequents Eminem’s Shade 45 Station.
Currently residing in New York City, catch Statik 7 days a week on airwaves across the world including Sirius Satellite, 93 WBLX in Mobile AL, Kiss 100 London, Groove FM Australia, and various mix shows weekly on FM stations across the united states. Look out for Statik Selektah’s debut album on Showoff Records, SPELL MY NAME RIGHT: THE ALBUM, due to hit the streets in 2006.
Local Band the Ride Coming to Bourbons at the Muddy River Smokehouse at 9:00 PM on Friday, November 2nd, located at 21 Congress Street, Portsmouth NH 03801. For more information on the event, call (603) 430-9582.