"Skream: "Dubstep Is Just A Name Now. It Doesn't Have A Meaning Anymore""

29 May 2013

Earlier this month, we brought the godfathers of dubstep, Skream & Benga, out to India for a show at Delhi's Kitty Su. Although the show was a roaring success and many of the punters came looking to hear the freshest 'dubstep' bangers and dubplates, news has recently emerged of Skream otherwise known as Oliver Jones, playing his last dubstep set at the Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) alongside friends Plastician, Hatcha and Mala.

Dubstep heads, it may just have been your last chance.

“It’s the last dubstep show I’ll play until further notice. Dubstep is just a name now. It doesn’t have a meaning any more and the movement is over. It’s like the end of a relationship but it’s ended on a high (...) I’ve done dubstep since I was 14 but there’s no way I’m going to be dictated to. I stopped because I’m not inspired by it any more.” - Skream

Anyone who's been following Skream, one of the most influential producers of our time, over the last few years would have noticed him frequently DJ'ing and producing a more disco infused sound. It now seems, Daft Punk may have been the trigger he needed to help him tip over the edge.

“They’ve (Daft Punk) put the craft back into producing records. There’s so much work gone into it. I can understand how it’s taken them five years to make it. I’ve got a new disco record called “Rollercoaster” and after listening to Daft Punk I’ve done a lot more live recording.”

We can't wait for the shit-storm this is going to kick up across cyberspace. Regardless, it seems we can expect Skream’s supergroup Magnetic Man – with long time collaborators Benga and Artwork - to make a big comeback later this year.

“Our last album was a classic, so the second one is never going to live up to it. This one is a whole new concept.”

We'd love to hear your thoughts on this in the comments below.

Source: Daily Star



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