Dave (Sluggo) Katz
Dave Katz (Sluggo) and Sam Hollander, are the writing/producing team S*A*M & Sluggo, known for their slick production and songwriting skills. The duo played an important role in emo’s history, transforming the genre from an underground phenomenon to a polished, mainstream brand in the early 2000’s. The two have also made forays into other genres writing and/or producing songs for Boys Like Girls, popstar Katy Perry, American Idol alum Blake Lewis, The Virgins, and hip-hop outfit Gym Class Heroes. S*A*M & Sluggo’s strongest work is generally done in the emo-pop arena, though, from their production of Metro Station’s double-platinum hit “Shake It” to their work with We the Kings, Coheed and Cambria, and Cobra Starship. S*A*M & SLUGGO were named Rolling Stone’s Hot List Producers of the Year for 2008.