Slushii and Dr. Ozi unite on new single “Villainy,” featuring Gold and Mikey Rotten. After joining the ranks of Dim Mak Records, Slushii kickstarted “A Slushii Summer.” The unique campaign features the renowned DJ and producer releasing new tracks each Friday, culminating in the release of his 15-track album on September 23. Previous singles include “Forever With You,” “Forgive Me” and collaborations with Pauline Herr, Nitro Fun and Bok Nero.
Today, Slushii and Dr. Ozi release “Villainy.” Hip Hop artists and rappers Gold and Mikey Rotten join the two producers, creating a sinister and invigorating track. The hype track “Villainy” leans on aggressive, raspy flows complimented by the chaotic yet cohesive sound design. The collaborative track infuses various artistic expressions into one menacing new hit.
“Villainy” is out now via Dim Mak!
More about Slushii
Slushii is the performance alias of American EDM artist Julian Scanlan, who first made waves in the streamosphere with a series of remixes in 2016. In 2009, prior to adopting the moniker and not yet old enough to get a driver’s license, Scanlan joined the psych-rock band Deuteronomy as bass player and songwriter. He appeared on their 2012 album The Propaganda of Deuteronomy. In the meantime, he experimented with digital audio workstations on his own, developing his skills at recording and sound manipulation. At 18, he began posting remixes as Slushii in 2015 and garnered seven-figure plays for his Valentine’s Day version of “Want U 2” with original artist Marshmello in February 2016. His remixes of Zara Larsson with MNEK, Alan Walker, and the summer smash “Closer” by the Chainsmokers also attracted listens tallying in the millions.
Traversing dubstep and future bass, Slushii’s self-released debut EP, Brain Freeze, arrived in the spring of 2016 behind the original single “Emptiness.” The dubstep single “Catch Me” arrived in early 2017 followed by the Marshmello collaboration “Twinbow.” In August of that year, Slushii delivered his debut album, Out of Light. Along with a second Marshmello collaboration, “There x2,” his 2018 output included the seven-song Find Your Wings EP and the full-length Dream. 2019 brought “Never Let You Go,” featuring Sofia Reyes.
More about Dr. Ozi
The Toronto-based, New-Delhi raised, 27-year-old producer has drawn inspiration from everything from punk-rock to his classically trained mother. With the internet being what would eventually jump-start his fascination with the digitally birthed sound of dubstep where he would soon find a unique niche and successful career in.
Over the past 13 years, Dr. Ozi has grown from strength-to-strength, with his music earning him support from the likes of Zomboy, Skrillex, SKiSM, Getter, Snails, Nero, Slander, Adventure Club, and many more. Known for bringing a new wave of undeniably heavy yet sleek productions to the forefront of the scene, his colorful and rich palette of sound design has landed him releases on Buygore, Never Say Die, NSD: Black Label, Firepower, Uplink Audio, and more. Not to mention tours across North America, Europe, and Australia supporting both Zomboy’s Rott N’ Roll Tour in 2017 and Riot Ten’s Hype or Die Tour in 2019.