After retiring from the scene in 2021, the artist formerly known as Ducky has returned in full force under his new moniker, a.k.a. skips.
Turn the clock to the past decade and you’ll find energetic, hyper-rave sounds from Ducky front and center. Finding a home on labels including Dim Mak, Deadbeats, Astralwerks, and more, his tracks boomed through the speakers of festivals like EDC Las Vegas, Ultra Music Festival, and Lollapalooza, among others. In 2021, CK retired the Ducky project as he privately began his transition as a transgender man and explore other creative desires, but now, two years later, he’s back and better than ever with a new project in tow, a.k.a. skips.
Just a few weeks ago, a.k.a. skips teased his return to the scene with a video and mood board on Instagram that featured Com3t and DJ Flapjack to give fans a taste of what’s in store for the future. Now, his debut single under the alias, “F.T.N.U.,” has officially landed on Play Nice and will immediately transport you back in time to the days of raves gone by. Short for “Fuck The Night Up,” this track features everything that a real raver could love with a flurry of hi-hats, vocal samples, and chord progressions layered over its thumping beat.
This new tune is just the latest piece of work to arrive from a.k.a. skips as he continues to help push the dance music scene forward. Beyond the beats, he’s showcased his paintings in galleries, taken up tattooing, and is currently working on an autobiographical photo book to showcase his story further, so keep your eyes peeled for more from him in the coming year.
Listen to “F.T.N.U.” on Spotify or your preferred platform, and stay tuned for more from a.k.a. skips by following him on social media!
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