Recipient of the National Louis Armstrong Award, former session drummer for Aftershock (now known as Killswitch Engage), Skiye wrote his first symphony at age 13. Inventor of the "Stringamajig" and new non-Pythagorean scales, he has been recording, mixing and mastering his music for over 25 years changing to Hi-Fi in 2006.
Skiye’s music is unique and birthed from his many various influences over the years. You can hear these many influences throughout his compositions. Most of the music written by Skiye is idiosyncratic and/or atonal and follows no predetermined structure or style. His music is also known for shifting genres within a single song, often more than once or blending genres together. Skiye either plays or programs all of the instruments heard on his tracks; as well as mixes and masters them. His songs are produced "by the noise in his head" and are written in full before they ever become audible to someone else. The drums were his first instrument, but he quickly moved on to piano, bass and guitar. By high school, his music teacher allowed him access to any and all instruments in their concert and jazz ensembles. At age 16, he was teaching instruments and theory at Performance Music in Westfield, MA. Currently, Skiye still teaches privately and produces music of all types and genres for friends, family and acquaintances as well as continuing to record, mix and master his own compositions.
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