Judd Ditch is the creator, songwriter & producer behind SKYA.
It was a project that inevitably developed after two musical writing phases of Judd's life.
Phase 1 was singing for bands & forming a solo acoustic project thereafter... (it's worth noting up until this point Judd had refused to intake any form of intoxicants... but after feeling too boxed into his own ego come age 20, he moved from a small country town in Albury (Australia)... to the city of Melbourne in pursuit of his music- as well as experiencing life to the fullest, which makes way for phase 2...
Psychedelic Exploration and the obsession of the workings of reality
Stepping into the world of Synthesisers was another obsession that was forming in sync with Judd's 'other worldly' experiences on psychedelics.
In 2012 he released LUCID EP under jUcid, which marked the merging of his vocals & beats.
Insecurities were short to follow- not being able to express himself in an honest manner plus fears of upsetting people around him were already manifesting- not wanting to express his then heartbroken mental state, Judd ended up in lyrical silence for 7 years.
In those 7 years a lot happened. He travelled through South East-Asia under the alias of SKYA in some of his most reckless but cherished moments, often DJing his Psychedelic music of all sorts at hostels in return for accomodation & food...
Miraculously returning in one piece Judd continued to work hard on his production of projects ʝᶙƈᶖd and a further splitting of project, PSKYOP to divide his breakbeat & trance music.
Judd had a motorbike accident in Hampi (India) which hindered a lot of his prior recklessness. At that same time listening to Lil Peep and connecting with vocal inspiration once more, Judd had an urge to sing again.
Putting ʝᶙƈᶖd and PSKYOP on hold, Judd was pen to paper, guitar to mic again brewing up ideas for what would become DITCHCRAFT EP.
Drawing from inspiration beyond Peep's ability to express himself, Judd continued pushing the boundaries of sound whilst incorporating, yet still struggling with his words.
Set for worldwide takeover, this is the first official release of Judd Ditch.
Open your ears to the many intricate sounds of Judd's heart & mind in conflict... this, is SKYA.
Produced by Judd Ditch
Lyrics & Artwork by Judd Ditch
"DITCHCRAFT EP has been an exhausting project to complete due to having to step back into dark mind-states to draw raw inspiration into the songs.
Ultimately I wrote this EP to tie up a lot of his past relationships, heartbreak and letdowns - and I've since been thriving creatively and energetically, trying to find a work/life balance and now creating DITCHWORLD as a label to release my own musical endeavours, help friends & other artist get heard and heaps more plans for the near future" - Judd Ditch