New York, NY
New single 'Into The Light' OUT NOW on Music Plant Records, including mixes from StoneBridge, DJ Trashy, Oscar Valazquez, and Mauro Mozart!
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SK8: the multifaceted artist -- singer/songwriter, producer, author and hostess for club events in Brazil, Vegas and beyond. Her talent for song writing, arranging and specialises in digital editing and is recognised by tastemaker DJs, chart-topping producers, record labels and publishers in the dance music industry. Her music will make you spin under the mirror ball on the dance floor and in your mind. Currently she has a new single released on BRM Records “If I Had You”
An admitted “gear head” with a true sense of song, SK8’s accomplishments include a stunning collection of hits such as: “My Imagination,” “Nation,” “Deep End,” “TINA,” and “Amnesty,” written and recorded in collaboration with various music talents from the worlds of #dance, #pop and #rock including: #Todd Terry, Chris Cox, Pete Tong, Carl Ryden of Shapeshifters, and Trent Cantrelle. Many of these songs have been licensed to compilations that feature the biggest dance/pop hits to impact the scene such as: #Pete Tong’s “Pure Pacha 2005,” “Essential Mix 2006” and “Housexy” (Ministry Sound 2007).
Growing up in Boston, SK8 was in high school when she discovered dance music at the underground warehouse parties. These remote illicit events were the only outlets for quality, uncompromising music, outside of the super-club mainstream. Like many stories of serious dance music fans, SK8 soon had a set of turntables of her own. Unlike most stories, however, SK8’s interest in having turntables (other than playing for friends) was not to become a DJ, but to uncover the mechanics behind the music and to learn different arrangements of sound.
Moving to #NYC and signed to write songs for Big Management where she worked with A-list producers Todd Terry, Tony Moran, and Hani. In 2000 SK8 co-wrote and was featured singing on a single produced by Todd Terry (Logic/BMG) called “My Imagination.” This debut single was an instant breakout hit and SK8 supported the record by performing headline spots on the national tour “Beat of America.” The success of this song also resulted in her landing an impressive publishing deal with BMG #(UK). With massive radio play on both Rhythmic (Dance) and Top 40/Pop stations, SK8 catapulted into the limelight while on tour with LFO (known for hits “Summer Girls” and “Girl On TV”).
In 2005 meeting DJ Chris Cox via the Digital Performer message board “Unicornation.” they collaborated on the party anthem “Nation,” which was released by Tommy Boy and paid tribute to the amazing club of the same name in Washington, DC. The impact of “Nation” encouraged the pair to write the UK/Ibiza anthem “Deep End” featuring SK8 on vocals and co-production by Chris Cox and BBC tastemaker Pete Tong.
Following the success of these two party anthems SK8 attended the 2006 Midem licensing conference where she was discovered by Margareta Anderberg, CEO of Berkeley Square Publishing (Gothenburg, Sweden) and flown straight from Midem to write with Carl Ryden of Shapeshifters and his stellar Scandinavian team. The result of this one week electro-jam session was an album worth of material, including the top 40 Billboard Dance Chart single “Tina.”
SK8 released another big anthem on Tommy Boy called “Amnesty” that was not only a major hit at radio but it also gained heavy rotation at SIRIUS/XM and topped the charts on iTunes in the summer of 2008. SK8 has released 2 solid crossover hits -- "Into the Light," which went top 20 on the Billboard Dance Chart (2010), and "Crazy in Love," released July 2011. Check out SK8's undeniable summer anthem, "One Love," produced by the Majik Boys. This record already had fantastic response for the select few DJs who jumped on it pre-release.....
SK8 is a rare nightlight in the dance music landscape. Her educated understanding of arrangements in music and digital editing give her a smart, sexy and sophisticated edge that time after time result in nothing but success With new ventures in the works from a new EP, books and fashion line SK8 looks ahead to the future, charging onwards and upwards!