DJ Skae plays live sets, produces, records and is currently working with artist all over Australia.
Skae’s record collection consists of mainly classics from the early/mid 90’s. It also has the old classics from the early 80’s up to today’s latest hip hop releases.
Skae has been representing Australian Hip Hop for over 20 years performing both by DJing and painting. He plays both sets and scratches live for MC’s. After playing in his garage for over 6 years to perfect his style, Skae busted out into the club and festival scene.
DJ Skae has played sets and supported crews with Djing and production work at over 50 gigs in the past 3 years at tours including Rap City (DJ Premier, Beatnuts, Master Ace + plus more), GhostFace Killer, Days Like This (Headlined by Public Enemy) at some of Sydney’s finest venues and festivals.
Skae has also released his own compilation album DJ Skae’s Guestlist which was Triple J’s Hip Hop Show’s album of the week when it dropped and received good rotation on radio stations aswell as taking out OzHipHop.com‘s compilation of the year (2009).
Skae has recently released DJ Skae’s A-List his second compilation album featuring artists from all around Australia and guests from Japan, USA and the UK.
Skae has also appeared on Sceptic & Dseeva’s recent release Calm Before The Storm (Released 2011)as well as playing regularly at gigs and festivals around the country.
Skae is currently working on making beats for many artists and tuning his scratching and turntable skills getting ready for battles and further performances.
Skae is also a very good looking bloke and mobs of hot chicks flock at venues to see him!
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Hailing from Sydney, This guy does it all Graffiti, Producing, Records and plays live sets with international and local artists.
With over 20 Years in the game, Skae has represented the culture of Hip Hop performing and painting and working closely with various artists in opening sets to scratch sessions.
Skae is a true icon of the scene and is one of the hardest working DJs in the Oz Hip Hop Scene, Living and breathing the fundamental elements of Hip Hop.
Well, known across the Club and Festival scene he has supported over 60+ Gigs also he supports and promotes the Local Scene and has released 3 Compilation Albums.
1)Dj Skae’s guestlist- Released in 2009, was a masterclass of hip hop and production which featured a huge amount of talent and took out OzHipHop.com‘s compilation of the year (2009).
2) DJ Skae’s A-List released in 2011, Was another massive release and had a huge a line up of underground artists/DJ’s like Blades, Sereck, Social Change, Chase , Invincible Armour, Dj Butcher, DJ Vame, Torcha, DJ Morgs, Daily Meds, Rivals and Sceptic & DSEEVA.
3)Guest List 2- Released in 2012 and is by far one of my favourites as it encaptures that spirit of Hip hop and also has a huge list of inspirational Artists/DJs, Featuring big Artists for its time like Sleepwalkers, Daily Meds, Benji – PK Crew, DJ AK, Sarah Connor, Kade MC, Kerser, Hyjak and Izzy n the Profit.
Also forming Skae Music Co in 2009 offering Promotion, Marketing, Management, Production and Artist growth and of course Merchandise as well bringing the underground and commercial market together.
His Graffiti Art is beyond words, its awesome and he really brings out his A-game if you ever need any graffiti work done hit him up you won’t be disappointed they are banging works of Art.
His Links are below make sure you check him out and show this Sydney icon some Love!!!!!
Enough from me here is the Interview!!!
Why the name DJ Skae?
The name is my initials. It’s DJ “S” “Kae”. Everybody read it as Skae and it stuck so I stopped correcting everyone to “S” “K” and ran with it.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in North West Sydney and running up and down the West Line!
What is one experience in life that, without it, you wouldn’t be the artist you are today?
The experience of growing up in Sydney has helped mould me to the artist I am today. If I had to narrow it down to one experience, I would say my first concert night seeing Ice Cube and Cypress Hill rock the Horden Pavilion and then heading to the trains with Skore.
How long have you been a Producer/DJ?
I have been DJing for over 20 years now and producing for about 10 years. I have also been running Skae Music Co, my record label for about 10 years now.
Do you have anyone that you consider your mentor?
DJ Myme has helped with along the way with the sharing of heaps of knowledge, experiences, tips and techniques. We continue to jam together and I still learn from him.
How has their help or advice shaped you?
Myme has taught me that there is more to djing than just djing and the technical knowledge has saved some of my shows and others show that I have been called on to help in dire situations. The show must always go on!
What is the first album you ever owned?
The first album I ever owned was “Let’s Go” (1985) a compilation album featuring The Pointer Sister and other various artists. The first single group album I owned was NWA’s “Straight Outta Compton”
Which ingredient do you think is most essential in making your sound and style the way it is?
That street influence, Raw and Ready!
If you could change anything about the industry what would it be and why?
I’d like to see more releases on vinyl and bring back the 12” with the acca and instro.
Advice for the Upcoming Dj/Producer/Artist?
Keep grinding and perfecting your art. Sometimes you just have to release your piece because you can’t perfect it forever. Most overnight successes have over 10 years of grinding in the background.
In your opinion who is the most influential and successful artist in your genre today and why?
Dr Dre is the most influential artist to me. He has been consistently on top of the game for twenty years and still comes with a new production that blows me away.
What are three things you look for when you see an artist play live?
1) An interactive DJ. I want to see the MC and DJ bounce off each other on stage!
2) Stage presence. I want the artist to own that stage and perform their material with meaning.
3) Interaction. I want to see the artist interact with the crowd and get everybody involved and excited.
Who is your top 5 Artists Or producers or Albums?
1. Dr Dre
2. DJ Premier
4. Sean Price
5. Snoop Dogg
What are some current projects your working on?
I am currently on a production album. It will feature local and overseas artists over my production.
Message to the Youth?
Learn the history of whatever you are passionate about and don’t talk to the police!
Shout outs to Roske WL, Nogo DGKS and AWED!
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Check his page out and He has a New Years Eve event in Tassie!!!
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