Statik Selektah (Shady 45)
Patrick Baril AKA Statik Selektah, born on January 23, 1982 in Lawrence, MA, is an American Hip-Hop DJ and Producer. Statikâ€™s love of music led to him to be an aspiring DJ at a young age, playing with his parentsâ€™ 8-tracks and cassette decks. Around 1993, he began recording freestyle and pause mixtapes, all while studying the music of Gangstarr, Wu Tang Clan, Dr Dre, A Tribe Called Quest, Rakim, Nas, KRS-One, and Pete Rock & CL Smooth, just to name a few.. By 7th grade, Statik began djing School dances.
A visit to New Jersey for Thanksgiving in 1995 led him to hearing Funkmaster Flex and Dj Premier Live on NYCâ€™s Hot 97. Falling in love with the art of turntablism instantly, he returned home to get started right away. Statikâ€™s vinyl collection began growing rapidly with classics that were being released at the time such as Group Home, AZ, Nas, Gangstarr, and Common Sense. After learning to scratch basic on the his fatherâ€™s turntable, he decided to buy a pair and a mixer in 1996.
Around the same time, Statik began doing radio at Phillips Exeter Academyâ€™s WPEA, where he also occasionally DJâ€™ ed some of the Afro-Latino Society Parties. This 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 Beachâ€™s “Heaven”, an under 21 club that later became the areaâ€™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 made the move from NH to Boston in order to attend classes at The New England Institute of Arts and communications(where he graduated from August 2002 with a Degree in Audio Production) Quickly becoming one of Bostonâ€™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 Bostonâ€™s premier field marketing firm/street team since. Clients include Reebok, G-Unit Records, Violator Management, Virgin Records, Capital, Universal, Diddyâ€™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 main mixshow 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), BETâ€™s Rap City, XXL Magazine, and frequents Eminemâ€™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 mixshows weekly on FM stations across the united states
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