Skomes is a Melbourne based beat-maker, DJ and vinyl enthusiast. Thanks to his music loving parents and his own love of digging, he was brought up on classic hip hop, jazz, soul, funk, psychedelic rock, punk, reggae, folk and world music.
These influences are manifested in his sample heavy, stripped back beats, which range from sweet and soulful, to dark and menacing, to woozy, laid back and smoked out. Having provided production and remixes (under a variety of aliases) for Melbourne artists including Mantra, Cazeaux, O.S.L.O, In Good Company, The Psyde Projects and Tom Showtime among others. Having provided production and remixes (under a variety of aliases) for Melbourne artists including Mantra, Cazeaux O.S.L.O, In Good Company, The Psyde Projects, and Tom Showtime among others.
Skomes is now releasing an instrumental beat tape Mindloops Ona Heartbeat, his first solo endeavour.
The title of this tape is really a description of Skomes‘ production style; chopped samples float in and out like hazy memories over the steady heartbeat of dusty drums, this is music to vibe out to, to meditate to, and to ride the train to, headphone music. Released: June 18th, 2014. You can catch Skomes at the Mindloops Ona Heartbeat Tape Launch, event details are here.