Skapes is a relatively new name on the UK underground house scene. You may also know him from his previous work as Twocker (with Low Steppa), Calvertron or his earlier work in the techno/house scene as Alex Calver (his real name) where he clocked up well over 100 vinyl releases.
Some of Alex’s career landmarks include releasing his music on Data (Ministry of Sound), Toolroom, 3Beat, Cr2, New State and remixing a diverse plethora of big league acts like Guru Josh, Korn, Skeptre, Sander Kleinenberg, Stanton Warriors and Enter Shikari to name a few. He has also enjoyed a very successful career as a DJ touring the globe several times over making regular appearances all over the States, Europe, South America, Asia and Australia (where he mixed a successful Ministry of Sound compilation album!).
His new pseudonym Skapes is already making waves with regular plays on BBC Radio 1, Rinse FM, 1Xtra and Kiss FM. His latest releases, on Low Steppa’s Simma Black/Red have gained support from heavy hitters like, Todd Terry, Carl Craig, Mark Knight, Oliver Heldens and Danny Howard has been caning his recent rework of Marshall Jefferson’s ‘Move Your Body’ on his Radio 1 show!
In late 2015 Skapes founded his own label ‘Eskape Musik’, it’s already on its 13th release and has a string of tracks and remixes lined up for 2016. Skapes was nominated no.2 by Traxsource in their ‘10 Artists to watch’ featured in ‘Magnetic Mag’ in March.
‘Eskape Musik’ has branched into a monthly 2-hour radio slot on Grant Nelson’s ‘D3EP radio network’. Tune in from 10pm to midnight every fourth Wednesday of the month to keep up to date with all things Skapes or catch him at a rave near you soon!