S*A*M and Sluggo
Formed in 2005, the duo first collaborated on the theme song "Snakes on a Plane (Bring It)" by Cobra Starship, from the 2006 film Snakes on a Plane. Based in Manhattan, the duo has played an important role in the history of emo, helping to transform the musical genre from its underground roots to a polished, mainstream sound in the mid-2000s. They have become known for their emo-pop work, producing Metro Station's double-platinum hit "Shake It", and working with The Academy Is..., We the Kings, Hey Monday and Coheed and Cambria. They have also worked in pop music with Katy Perry and American Idol's Blake Lewis, and in hip hop with the band Gym Class Heroes. They also helped Big Time Rush from Nickelodeon for their debut album, B.T.R.
S*A*M & SLUGGO have written and/or produced 19 US Top 40 Pop Hits, and were named the 2008 Rolling Stone Hot List Producers of the Year.
Hollander was born in New York City, and grew up in Bedford Hills, New York. After graduating from Fox Lane High School, he moved to New York City where as part of the duo Pop Rox he cut his teeth remixing hits for the likes of DMX, Method Man, Montell Jordan, and Master P.
- Katy Perry "If You Can Afford Me" (Capitol) (co-write/produce)
- Train "Save Me San Francisco"/"Marry Me" (Columbia) (co-write)
- Boys Like Girls "The Great Escape"/ "Love Drunk"/"Five Minutes To Midnight"/"Learning To Fall" (Columbia) (co-write)
- Carole King "Love Makes The World" (Rockingale) (co-write/produce)
- Gym Class Heroes "As Cruel as School Children" (Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen) (co-write/produce)
- Gym Class Heroes "Cupid's Chokehold" (Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen) (produce)
- Gym Class Heroes "Shell Shock" (Atlantic) (co-write/produce for the movie and soundtrack TMNT)
- Good Charlotte "Sex on the Radio" (Capitol) (co-write)
- Kelly Rowland "Daylight" (Columbia) (produce)
- Cobra Starship "Bring It (Snakes on a Plane)" (Decaydance/New Line) (co-write/produce for the movie and soundtrack Snakes on a Plane)
- Cobra Starship "While The City Sleeps, We Rule The Streets" (Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen) (co-write/produce)
- New Medicine "Laid" and "American Wasted" (Photo Finish Records) (co-write/produce)
- Metro Station "Metro Station" (Red Ink/Columbia) (produce)
- We The Kings "Check Yes Juliet"/"Heaven Can Wait"/"Secret Valentine"/"We'll Be A Dream" / "Say You Like Me" (S-Curve/EMI) (co-write/produce)
- Hot Chelle Rae "Honestly" (RCA) (co-write/produce)
- The Academy Is... "Fast Times at Barrington High" (Fueled By Ramen) (co-write/produce)
- Coheed and Cambria "The Running Free"/"The End Complete IV: The Road And The Damned" (Columbia) (co-write)
- Blake Lewis "Heartbreak on Vinyl"/"How Many Words"/"Here's My Hello" (RCA/Tommy Boy) (co-write/produce)
- Cartel "Perfect Mistake" (Wind-Up) (co-write)
- Uncle Kracker "Hot Mess" (Atlantic) (co-write/produce)
- Sugar Ray "Girls Were Made To Love" (Pulse) (co-write/produce)
- The White Tie Affair "Take It Home" (Epic) (co-write/produce)
- Hey Monday "Hold On Tight" (Decaydance/Columbia) (co-write/produce)
- The Virgins "The Virgins" (Atlantic) (produce)
- All Time Low "Lost in Stereo"/"Holly (Would You Turn Me On)" (Hopeless) (co-write/produce)
- Allstar Weekend "Dance Forever" (Hollywood Records) (produce)
- Allstar Weekend "Hey, Princess" (Hollywood Records) (co-write/produce)
- A Rocket To The Moon "Mr. Right" (Fueled By Ramen) (co-write)
- Arrested Development "Since The Last Time" (Edel/Pony Canyon) (co-write/produce)
- O.A.R. "Lay Down" (Lava) (co-write)
- Jill Cunniff "Happy Warriors"/"Apartment 3" (The Militia Group) (co-write/produce)
- Static Revenger "Happy People" (Ministry of Sound) (co-write/additional production)
- Cooler Kids "All Around The World" (DreamWorks) (co-write/produce for the movie and soundtrack The Lizzie McGuire Movie)
- The Freshmaka "I Am The Freshmaka"/"The Freshest" (Moonshine) (co-write/produce "The Freshest" for the movie and soundtrack Thirteen)
- Mitchel Musso "How To Lose A Girl" (Walt Disney Records) (co-write/produce)
- Charlotte Sometimes "Waves and the Both of Us" (Geffen) (co-write/produce)
- David Archuleta "Something 'Bout Love" (Jive Records) (co-write/produce)
- 3OH!3 "Hit It Again" (Atlantic)/(Photo Finish Records) (co-write/produce)
- Hollywood Undead "Hear Me Now"/"My Town" (produce)
- Carmanica, Jon (November 20, 2008). "Armed With Guitar and Emotions". The New York Times. Retrieved on November 14, 2009.
- Leahey, Andrew. "S*A*M & Sluggo > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved on November 14, 2009.
- Hiatt, Brian (2008). "The Hot List". Rolling Stone. Retrieved on November 14, 2009.
- United Press International Release: http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Entertainment/2008/02/29/lewis_to_debut_new_single_on_idol/6407/