SKITZ

SKITZ

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Skitz refused to keep his music palette just black and white. His appreciation for sound innovation delivered him from gospel, and placed in the cutting edge of heavy metal during his early teens.

Biography

Skitz. Watch him, not for where he’s going, but for how he gets there.

Before the 6’5” artist steps into a room, his voice first clears a path. To describe it as simply deep catches only one dimension. In fact, Skitz is most noted for his ability to throw the weight of his voice, burning heavy into any music track and then flipping an effortless vocal flex known for its agility.

Born Vaughn Bramble and raised in Toronto’s east end, Skitz refused to keep his music palette just black and white. His appreciation for sound innovation delivered him from gospel, and placed in the cutting edge of heavy metal during his early teens. When Eric B. and Rakim’s “Microphone Fiend” dropped in 1987, Skitz was lifted by the possibilities. He became consumed by lyrical expression and, over the years, sharpened a freestyle technique that to this day has become his indelible signature.

In 1999, Skitz launched Sandboxx Entertainment, a studio and independent record label. His debut single, “Hiatus/Oasis”, was released in 2002, followed by his EP, Work In Progress.

Following five years of honing his talent through live performances and studio work, validation and commercial exposure came. In January 2004, Skitz won Toronto radio station FLOW 93.5’s Soul Search talent competition, beating out several hundred contestants. His self-produced single, “What Da Funk” was his introduction to commercial radio. This initial track was followed by the infectious single, “Change The Game” (produced by Marcus Kane), which received national radio air play and music video rotation on MuchMusic & MuchVIBE.

Skitz is a multi-talented artist whose live performances demonstrate his keen understanding of how to command a stage and entertain an audience. To lend an ear to Skitz is to realize the flexibility and breadth of his musical style and lyrical flow.

Discography

Singles

Sensation (remix)* Sandboxx June 2005
Sensation Sandboxx February 2005
Change the Game (remix) Sandboxx August 2004
Drop the Chrome Plasma/EMI May 2004*
Change the Game Sandboxx March 2004*
What da Funk Sandboxx January 2004
Don’t it Burn Sandboxx September 2003
Hiatus/Oasis Urbnet March 2002

Features Artist Release Date
Drop the Chrome Peace Prophets May 2004*
Celebrate**(remix) Gary Beals Summer 2004
Why it Gotta Be The Salads Sept 2003
How we Swing X-Quisite Summer 2003
Let me know… Heat Summer 2002*

Albums Label Release Date
Renovations Sandboxx Fall 2004
Work in Progress ‘the EP’Sandboxx October 2002

* indicates video for song