Aiden Hogarth (born in Halifax 2nd May 1988) better known by his artist name S.K.I.T.Z Beatz is a 24 year old Producer / Television Composer / Songwriter based in London, UK.
He has produced for multiple acts including: Dizzee Rascal, Roll Deep, Wretch 32, Tempa T, Wiley, Chip(munk), Styles P, Newham Generals, Tinchy Stryder and beatboxer Faith SFX.
His work includes being handed the job as Composer on Eastenders : E20 as well as the forthcoming E4 / Big Talk Productions show 'Youngers' which broadcasts in early 2013. He has also provided television and viral commissions for BBC, Nike, Footlocker, MTV UK, Viva, Canon & JD Sports.
Early life and career beginnings
Growing up he absorbed many musical tastes, from his Fathers love for Classical music and 60s Brit Pop to his Mothers obsession with Motown. Coming from a relatively musical family his Grandmother's father signed with Colombia Records as a drummer in the 1950's his Uncle is the popular European dance producer 'Frank De Grys' amongst a family of professional musicians.
Aiden attended Warwick School for Boys where at aged 11 he decided to take up the Steel Drums partly in Hogarths words 'We had a 19 year old teacher who'd come in once a week, looking at her helped the time fly-by' unfortunately due to prolonged staff absence within the music department at school Hogarth would often resort to recreating the well known tracks of the moment on the classroom keyboards for him and his peers to rap over. After deciding that MCing wasn't for him in 2003 he focused his energy on production.
Released at the tender age of 16 his debut offering 'Road Warfare EP' received critical acclaim across numerous publications including the coveted MTV / RWD Magazine 'About To Blow' title. He would then follow up with 26 track LP 'In The Zone' which featured emerging UK / US acts including: Skepta, Wretch 32, JME, Chip(munk) & Jim Jones.
A long standing friend of recording artist Tempa T the pair have played a numerous gigs including bills at Glastonbury, V Festival, Global Gathering and a Support slot with Snoop Dogg.
Moving forward S.K.I.T.Z's Album 'The Concrete Orchestra' expected in 2013 features: Dizzee Rascal, Tempa T, Newham Generals & Styles P to name but a few. Production with Tempa T is set to surface and work with up and coming singer Sara Silveira are all set for major release.
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