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An Interview with 'Slick Brown'


Slick Brown a passionate music singer and songwriter from the Netherlands pioneered exclusive remixes and tracks and has gone from bedroom producer to one of the most hyped urban artists. The multitalented singer, musician, and songwriter, Slick Brown who is a powerhouse of pop music to drop his musical mark on the international scene soon.


Born in Surinam South America, Slick Brown was always a happy child who enjoyed singing and dancing from an early age. In high school, he took singing lessons and performed in various formations. In the mid-nineties, his sister was a successful Hip-hop artist in Germany and performed a collective Flip da Scrip which was one of the early influences in Brown’s life.


With musical influences derived from his life experience and his definition of freedom. Slick Brown’s musical journey has materialized through years of hard work and dedication towards his craft.

In 2010, Slick Brown was nominated for a UK Urban Music Award for the best Dutch urban act and he performed in the Amsterdam Arena for more than 13000 people. His was a pre-act for the Jamaican dancehall group TOK and Kevin Little. Right from his first concert, he won over the hearts of thousands of people in Europe. In the same year, he performed on the Dutch television program called "Sing It “for more than 400.000 viewers.


Two years after his successful gig, Brown’s career took a hit in 2012, when EMI was taken over by Sony and a contract with EMI was terminated. Through his hard work, he started his home studio and recorded more than 50 new music demo's to get in contact with a new label.


After a few years of consistent work, in 2017 he released a Latin dance album "Kizomba Love" under his own label that did well on various Latin platforms and was a huge hit. Later in 2018, he released another album, "The one for you". This album was a mix of urban pop and dance songs that received multiple airplay and remained on top of charts for weeks.

For Slick Brown, music is his religion and he can’t live without it. Through the ups and downs of his life, he has drawn on the rich tapestry of his experiences in his works that has a feel-good vibe to it and makes one want to shed our inhibitions and get caught up in the power of music that moves our soul.

Who are the band members and what do they play?

Slick brown is the lead singer and songwriter


How and where did you get together?

Born in Surinam South America, Slick Brown was always a happy child who enjoyed singing and dancing from an early age. In high school, he took singing lessons and performed in various formations. In the mid-nineties, his sister was a successful Hip-hop artist in Germany and performed a collective Flip da Scrip which was one of the early influences in Brown’s life.


What are the band's main influences?

Ninties soul and r&b music


Have you played any notable gigs, festivals or other events? Likewise radio or TV appearances?

In 2010, Slick Brown was nominated for a UK Urban Music Award for the best Dutch urban act and he performed in the Amsterdam Arena for more than 13000 people. His was a pre-act for the Jamaican dancehall group TOK and Kevin Little. Right from his first concert, he won over the hearts of thousands of people in Europe. In the same year, he performed on the Dutch television program called "Sing It “for more than 400.000 viewers.

Do you have any favourable quotes from previous reviews of the band that you'd be happy to share?

For Slick Brown, music is his religion and he can’t live without it. Through the ups and downs of his life, he has drawn on the rich tapestry of his experiences in his works that has a feel-good vibe to it and makes one want to shed our inhibitions and get caught up in the power of music that moves our soul.


Where was the single/EP/album recorded and who was involved in its production?

Recorded in Amsterdam and was produced by Slick Brown himself


Is there a particular ethos behind the single/EP/album or any particular music styles or events that inspired it?

Because of COVID-19 Slick Brown was alone at home producing the song. He could not go out to an recording studio.

Can you briefly describe what the song/each song is about? If you are releasing an album then either describe the thinking behind the project or choose a couple of lead tracks to focus on.

Slick Brown is a multi-talented musician, singer and songwriter with an international sound. He is famous for his contemporary afropop, urban and dancehall music. His latest track “Girl ya bum bum” was released last year on spotify and Youtube and recieved accolades and praises from music enthusiasts across the globe. He has spend the past few years working hard to his repertoire and performance. Slick Brown has had multiple hits in the past and is excited to annouce his latest track “Mi need U” who can soon be played and download from various streaming platforms. “Mi need U” is a romantic dancehall song about a man who can’t live without the love of his life.


Were there any notable or amusing happenings surrounding the recording/production of the EP? As above, list whatever might be of relevance.

The song was produced in Slick Brown his living room and mixed in Denmark


Please provide a one or two-line personal quote that can be attributed to a band member, about either the band themselves or the release. Obviously the more eye-catching this is the better.

Work hard play hard and get some food for the soul!

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