Verskotzi is an LA based artist, producer, and writer. Known for his diverse electro-pop sound, Verskotzi has received praise from The Fader, We Found New Music, All Things Go, and mentions in publications such as Rolling Stone and The Guardian. Verskotzi has drawn comparisons to James Blake, Bon Iver, Cherub, and Justice for his falsetto vocal styling, electro-pop melodies, and vast use of synthesizers & electronic beats.
He began his career producing & composing music for Film & TV – landing placements with Chevy, ABC, NBC, Volvo, MTV, and more – but has spent the past two years focusing on his own artistic visions and released his debut album “No. 90” in January 2019. The songs were solely written, recorded, and mixed by Joey in his bedroom studio while living back in Minneapolis with the exception of a few outside collaborators. He is now actively producing and writing with artists in Los Angeles, Nashville, Toronto, the UK, Australia, New York City, and more.
Following his early 2019 album release, Verskotzi was busy collaborating on more music that he would release later in the year. Some highlights include “Mood” which was co-written with rapper Obvi, “Good Ones” which was co-written with LA based artist LeyeT and the R&B/Dance infused “New Vibe” co-written with Boston born rapper ill Nicky. He also worked on several other collaborations with Langston Francis, Sam Drysdale, Sam Phay, Chaz Cardigan, Anna Clendening, Lydmor & Shana Halligan.
In early 2020, Verskotzi teamed up with the female group SHEL to co-write the song “Rainbow” which he also produced and mixed before releasing it in January. The song procures an uplifting mood large in part by the sounds of ukulele, synth, and lustrous female vocals. Since it’s release “Rainbow” has amassed thousands of streams worldwide. In March, Verskotzi and fellow co-writer Richard Walters dropped the single “Chesil Beach” under his side project Cable Twins.
Verskotzi spent the majority of 2020 working on more collaborations and new material for his forthcoming album. Quarantine lifestyle only furthered his productivity as a songwriter and producer. Working along side other well known songwriters and artists such as Tatiana Owens, Evan Coffman, Sam Drysdale, Londin Thompson, Anna Clendening and Paige Blue.
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