Ryan Roberts, aka DJ SKOLi, is the mastermind behind KinkyElevatorMusic. He produces beats and events with a long term goal to uplift and inspire creatives: to unleash the divine expressions hidden within their souls. And who better than the man who sees sound everywhere he goes? This Hyde Park native has been a music junkie since 10 years old after purchasing The Chronic by the infamous Dr. Dre.

SKOLI’s sound has been described as an unorthodox culmination of frequencies and a gritty representation of the perseverance and heart that is the Chicago community.

Through KinkyElevatorMusic, SKOLi has produced and curated experiential events throughout the city and promoted some of the most unique styles of inner-city music around the globe.