February 27, 2014

Sidney George Wilson, better known as the mask-wearing turntablist for heavy metal group SLIPKNOT, has signed an exclusive recording contract with Sono Recording Group (SRG) with digital distribution by Spotify. The Des Moines, Iowa native will also be developing artists for the label through his company Sid The 3rd Productions, LLC.

Sid Wilson has performed as a solo artist under his stage names "Sid" and "DJ Starscream" since 2003. The latter is derived from a character of the same name of the "Transformers" franchise. Tattooed with various "Transformer" images, Wilson wears a "Transformers"-inspired mask when performing as "DJ Starscream." The music he performs is an original blend of EDM, electronica, jungle, hip hop, nu metal, and alternative.

Wilson first made his mark as "DJ Starscream" in Japan, where he is also signed with Japanese label N2O Records. His collaboration with THE MAD CAPSULE MARKETS vocalist Hiroshi Kyono on a song called "HAKAI (Deathtroy)", released on "The Songs For Death Note The Movie", a tribute album dedicated to the live action movie for the second "Death Note" film, has garnered Wilson a strong following in Japan.

Wilson now looks to SRG to promote and digitally distribute his music through their exclusive deal with Spotify.

"We are very happy to be working with this massively talented and enigmatic artist. His unique artistry is quite astonishing," said Matt Strickler, general manager at SRG.

SRG signed with Spotify to be their exclusive digital distributor in 2013. Artists on the label will benefit from a blend of traditional and digital marketing.

"We believe our model represents the best possible scenario to produce revenue for an artist in today's music market," said Strickler.

Wilson will perform at an SRG Showcase in Austin, Texas during South By Southwest (SXSW) on March 14. The event, to be held at the Dirty Dog (505 E. 6th Street, Austin TX, 78701 (512) 774-HOWL) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., will also feature SRG recording artist EDISUN and special guest SMILE EMPTY SOUL.

Find more on Slipknot
  • facebook
  • twitter
  • reddit
  • email

Comments Disclaimer And Information

BLABBERMOUTH.NET uses the Facebook Comments plugin to let people comment on content on the site using their Facebook account. The comments reside on Facebook servers and are not stored on BLABBERMOUTH.NET. To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).