It may have started with classical instruments like the piano, guitar and drums, but when Evan Chandler, a.k.a. Slynk, received a gift in 2004 it changed his life.
The Australian DJ, who will be stopping by Golden on March 22, was given a set of turntables. The gift set wheels in motion, resulting in an unremitting addiction to vinyl.
Two years following, in his hometown Brisbane, Slynk secured a residency in an underground New York inspired cafe.
Here he refined his skills, experimented and educated his peers and fans with mash-up productions of classic hip hop, ingrained with rare and funky, rhythmically savvy grooves.
By 2008 he had garnered the attention of DJ agencies, and began fulfilling his destiny as one of Australia’s leading funky breakbeat DJs and producers.
In 2009, Slynk smashed the Fractal Forest stage at Canada’s biggest breakbeat festival, Shambhala, simultaneously releasing his first three vinyls on respected ghetto funk labels Goodgroove and Manmade.
He was also featured in Juno Record’s Best of Breakbeat 2009 list, hitting numbers 1, 12, and 30.
Slynk’s reputation stems from his inventory of unreleased and unsigned party style ghetto funk bootlegs, remixes and edits.
His work is highly sought after by DJs around the world while his forward momentum knows no boundaries.
Recently destroying the snow season dance floors around New South Whales, the funky breakbeat prodigy is ready to take on winter in Canada.
His Canadian Winter Tour 2013 is taking all through the Kootenays, Alberta, and as far west as Tofino. He’ll be performing at the Rockwater Grill and Bar on Friday March 22.