Published on | by CCPAR0
Hailing from Wolverhampton, Gavin Skitt better known as SKITTY has been a leading force in the West Midlands drum’n’bass scene since the mid-nineties. It all started back in 1991 when he heard early live tape-packs from events such as Quest, Fantazia and Edge. Inspired by DJ’s such as Mickey Finn, Top Buzz and LTJ Bukem, SKITTY started to buy records a couple of years later at the tender age of 13 and eventually purchased a pair of decks so he too could represent.
Since 2004, Skitty has released tracks on prestigious D&B labels such as Metalheadz,Subtitles,Renegade Hardware,Osiris Music, Trendkill alongside many many others. Aswell as collaberating with artists such as Kryptic Mindz,Gridlok,Dylan, and long time friend Nolige.
Now with around 10 years history in the D&B scene,Skitty is seen by many as one of the true underground soldiers,never one to compromise the integrity of his music. for the past 4 years Skitty focused his attention on running his Foundation X imprint which has seen tracks getting supported from people such as Dj Hype, Total Science Loxy & Ink, Double O and Mantra plus many others.
Having just graduated with a degree in Events Management,and toying with some new pieces of Hardware equipment, Skitty is once again exploring the sonic realms of D&B with an enthusiasm of someone 10 years his junior.
Skitty tells us that “I have recently fell back in love with the pre and post millennium vibes, listening to producers such as Bad Company,Stakka and Skynet, Kemal & rob Data, Ed Rush & Optical, Cause 4 Concern, all that type of stuff. It still sounds fresh and vibrant to this day, so ive been taking an awful lot of influence from those guys and also producing Techno under my BrukRode alias has opened me up to Techno music like never before.Dj’s like Marcel Dettman, Ben Klock and that whole Berghain/Ostgut Ton sound have helped inspire for the past few years,and i think that comes across in my recent output”