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    House producer Skiy flexs her skills with new single on Spinnin’

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    SKIY_01_PRINT.jpgUp and coming house producer, SKIY, returns to the world renowned Spinnin’ Deep with a heady new club-single. Titled Flawless, the track offers everything the name suggests: intoxicating beats, anthemic melodies and an authentic club vibe. Marking SKIY’s second release this year already, 2019 is set to be SKIY’s most prolific to date.

     

    SKIY has been turning heads all over the world with her hard-hitting, riff-heavy, rugged house sound. Since her groove-laden hit Who Got The Keys was picked up and signed to Oliver Heldens’ Heldeep records in 2018, SKIY’s output has jumped from strength to strength. She’s shared the stage with Tiesto and Timmy Trumpet, she’s seen her music supported by The Magician, EDX, Chocolate Puma, and Dillion Francis, and now she has penned her second single to Spinnin’ Records. With a rich musical upbringing shared across Brazil, Germany and Croatia that saw her exposed to Jazz, soul and the piano from a young age, SKIY’s music beams with musicality and finesse.

     

    It’s no wonder global tastemakers are sitting up and paying attention.

     

    Flawless evolves SKIY’s sound into booming club territory but doesn’t lose sight of the infectious melodies, jumping basslines and catchy vocals that make a SKIY tune unique. Swells of dancefloor energy rise then give way to energetic four to the floor beats and textured layers of FX for a high-octane club cut that is sure to become a favourite among DJs and fans in 2019. 

     

    SKIY - Flawless is out 4th March

     

    LINKS

    https://spinnindeep.release.link/flawless

    https://twitter.com/iamskiy

     




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