Promnite & Hoodboi at Bang Bang – August 25th, 2018
Promnite was born in a Los Angeles studio in 2014, but PJ Sledge’s career in music began years before that. Inspired by the underground sounds of Low End Theory and the Los Angeles beat scene, the New York native moved to the West Coast in 2011, where he quickly linked up with a group of producers who would go on to form Team Supreme
Known to the world as Colta during these years, PJ repurposed his early influences in everything from punk and skate rock to electro and drum & bass, and the project gained momentum quickly thanks in part to a debut Boiler Room performance in spring of 2013 and production work for Diplo’s Mad Decent outfit alongside the likes of Mr. Carmack, Djemba Djemba, and Penthouse Penthouse.
A year later, PJ made the pivot to Promnite, which allowed him to explore a new range of sounds, genres, and tempos. Club, downtempo hip hop, and hard beats were now all on the table, and not long after Promnite’s inception, PJ was producing for Denzel Curry, playing a London Boiler Room with Danny Seth, and co-founding
the club-focused collective, Athletixx, with fellow LA producers Hoodboi, Kittens, and Falcons.
Heading into 2017, Promnite will continue to produce with the dark, metropolitan-inspired undertones he’s become known for while employing a graduated, songs-over-beats approach reflective of his personal, real world experiences. Snakecharmer, the forthcoming EP featuring Denzel Curry, Mark Johns, Mr. Carmack, and more, is a self-described “labor of emotion” and the next step in PJ’s ever-evolving progression as a musician and creative.