Schalk Johannes Horstink, a.k.a SkalkiE, was born in 1988 in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 1993 he moved to the Netherlands with his family, and is currently living there. At the age of 13 he started writing rap/hip-hop lyrics and that’s where his passion for music began. He wrote and recorded his own tracks until his age of 21, and made several records with some of his friends. Around the age of 22 he had less time for working on music, and splitter up with his friends who he made music with. He had a break for some years, but he never lost his passion for music!
While working through the busy years and learning new stuff, but at a slow and steady pace, his musical passion would always resurface. Inspired by Avicii, Don Diablo, the Swedish House Maffia, Martin Garrix and the electronic sounds, Schalk started 2018 with the name “Schalk-E” trying to find his way in the EDM world.
In 2019 Schalk changed his name from “Schalk-E” to ‘SkalkiE’, due to the German soccer team named “FC Schalke 04”, making his first name difficult to find and it would confuse people as well. Now, after almost a year of producing his own tracks, Schalk wants to get his music heard all around the world and let people enjoy his music with him. He always imagines standing behind the decks, in front of an audience of people who have fun and dance on his music or the music he plays. In his own words: “I get an indescribable feeling when I close my eyes and see my audience having a great time!”
SkalkiE & Many Boy is on radio rotation with the track “Amazing”.
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