Hailing from the bay~side of Melbourne city, Tom Parker’s upbringing was fully immersed in the love of music, married with a deep affinity for the wilderness. Reared in a musical household, Skwid’s mother taught music professionally, while his father’s diverse tastes led to an appreciation and passion transcending many genres. At the tender age of 8, Skwid was already honing his skills and crafting beats on the drum kit.
By age 13, Skwid had already began his life long love affair for creating original electronic music. Skilfully combining many different elements of sound, to express the depth of his soul and bring a fresh tasting original psychedelic trance to the dance ground.
2016 witnessed Skwid’s explosion onto the Australian psychedelic scene, playing most weekends across the country and signing to emerging label Higher Recordings, with his debut release “Transition” peaking at #11 in the international pay-trance charts on Beatport.
A lifetime of dedicated experience, endlessly exploring organic synthesised sounds, working harmoniously with a naturally electric stage presence, the music and performance of Skwid walks a majestic line between deep diverse soundscapes and full power bass heavy energies.