In the relatively short time dubstep has been with us that have been few bigger names within its bass-centric scene than that of one of the pioneering genre originators and Croydub founder Skream. But is the man so many credit with helping break dubstep into public consciousness leaving dubstep entirely? We think it’s a tad early for that but his sound definitely appears to be undergoing an evolution over the past 2 years that has seen it much more on the house and techno side of the electronic spectrum.
First there was the infamous 130 bpm set at Manchester’s Warehouse Project that showed a very different side to Skream’s musical personality and that he could in fact play techno with the best of them in which was in our opinion one of the best sets of 2012. Then there was the distinctly funky tech-house nature of his boiler room set, the news of his booking to play techno’s Crosstown Rebel’s Get Lost Miami party during the WMC and now this very house inspired 2 CD Pete Tong Mix series which has got tongues wagging that Skream has crossed genres. The ‘All Gone Pete Tong’ compilation mix is a very danceable, very fun number with uplifting house vocals and a smidgeon of disco sprinkling to get people moving this summer with efforts from Miguel Campbell, Duke Dumont and Krystal Klear all making the final cut. Pete’s effort isn’t too shabby either and we’re glad he has shown some love for the awesome ‘Time’ by the Pachanga Boys
Dubstep or not we’re enjoying the new output and are very much enjoying the change in direction. Cheers Olly!
CD1 – Pete Tong 1. Chris Malinchak – So Good 2. Monkey Safari – Hi Life (Cheeky Bold Cover) 3. Benoit & Sergio – Bridge So Far 4. Rachel Row Follow – The Step (KiNK Beat Mix) 5. Maya Jane Coles – Easier To Hide 6. Jamie Jones – Road To The Studio (Fly Mix) 7. Tong & Rogers – Dance With The Devil EXCLUSIVE 8. Hot Natured – Assimilation (Tong & Spoon VIP) EXCLUSIVE 10. Chicken Lips – He Not In (Eats Everything’s Chicken Tits Rewix) 11. Ali Love featuring Kali – Emperor (Maceo Plex’s Last Disco Remix) EXCLUSIVE 12. CLOSE featuring Charlene Soraia & Scuba – Beam Me Up (George FitzGerald Remix) 13. Tom Flynn – Under My Control 14. Hot Since 82 – Mr Drive 15. Frankie Dep The Tattoo – I Wanted (Danny Serrano Remix) 16. FCL – It’s You (San Soda’s Panorama Bar Acca Version) 17. Solomun – Something We All Adore 18. Pachanga Boys – Time (Edit) EXCLUSIVE
CD2 – Skream 1. Phreek Plus One – New York Dolls 2. Maelstrom – Bipolar 3. Ferox – Gargoyle 4. Sui Generis – The Priest EXCLUSIVE 5. Midland – Trace 6. Justin Martin And Ardelan – Wheelgunner 7. Duke Dumont – Street Walker 8. Miguel Campbell – Not That Kind Of Girl 9. Oscar Luweez – Get Up And Dance 10. Sui Generis – Interspace EXCLUSIVE 11. J. Phlip – Coefficient 12. Infinity Ink – Infinity (Skream’s Dark Electronics Remix) EXCLUSIVE 13. Dusky – Nobody Else 14. Route 94 – Fly For Life EXCLUSIVE 15. Krystal Klear Ft Jenna G – AddictioN EXCLUSIVE 16. Breach & Dark Sky – The Click 17. Last Magpie – Pilau Rice 18. Justin Martin – Don’t Go (Dusky Remix) 19. Charles B. – Lack Of Love 20. Route 94 – 21st Century Love EXCLUSIVE 21. Sophie – Nothing More To Say (Dub) 22. Skream Ft Sam Frank – Rollercoaster EXCLUSIVE 23. Celsius – Thought As Much