The Continued Evolution Of Skream

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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!