S*A*M and Sluggo

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S*A*M and Sluggo is an American record production and songwriting team, composed of Sam Hollander and Dave "Sluggo" Katz.

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4]

Sam Hollander[edit]

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.

Selected discography[edit]


  1. ^ Carmanica, Jon (November 20, 2008). "Armed With Guitar and Emotions". The New York Times. Retrieved on November 14, 2009.
  2. ^ Leahey, Andrew. "S*A*M & Sluggo > Overview". Allmusic. Retrieved on November 14, 2009.
  3. ^ Hiatt, Brian (2008). "The Hot List". Rolling Stone. Retrieved on November 14, 2009.
  4. ^ http://www.rollingstone.com/news/coverstory/24604682/page/8
  5. ^ United Press International Release: http://www.upi.com/NewsTrack/Entertainment/2008/02/29/lewis_to_debut_new_single_on_idol/6407/

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