S.k.i.t.z Beatz- In The Zone

January 1st, 2007

Not to be confused with UK hiphop producer and IXtra DJ Skitz, S.k.i.t.z Beatz shows great promise here on a very jam packed CD full of impressive guest appearances from Jme and Swiss to Skepta, Tinchy, Akala and Jammer. The beats showcase a producer with quality control and intentions to provide varied material, with everything from laid back and soulful tunes to hard to the core numbers. In each case, the vocalists more often than not suit the rhythms well, all of which culminates in a solid and balanced LP.

It’s admirable that a CD of over twenty tracks consistently entertains, and also that S.k.i.t.z has put his young talents to not just Grime flavoured beats, but also more traditional hiphop efforts such as ‘Screwface’ by Akala. ‘NFL’ by Slewdem is a real head nodding outing whilst ‘Not The Only One’ by Gemma Fox highlights a strong talent for more artistic and varied endeavours. Out now on an independent tip, this is certainly one to pick up and S.k.i.t.z is most certainly one to watch out for from now on.