WATCH: Skream On The Demise Of Dubstep and How He Is Taking A Stand

WATCH: Skream On The Demise Of Dubstep and How He Is Taking A Stand

by Danielle Desmond
07.21.2014

Oliver 'Skream' Jones opens up to THUMP in their recent mini-documentary Come With Me trailing the dubstep figurehead. "It [dubstep] wasn't for big rooms, it wasn't for festivals," he says. "It was for small dingy clubs with a massive sound system. It was about a vibe, almost meditation at one point,” he adds. Skream goes on discussing the early days of UK’s bass-heavy dance music scene from his point of view to its explosive popularity and into a genre that has...seemingly lost its roots. Now Skream doesn't play dubstep shows anymore, not the way he used to.

“That movement is still going, but I’ve kind of been there, I did that the first time around. We did an important thing, we built this sound…It just wasn’t exciting any more, it just got the point where it was all about drops." 

Skream is one of the increasing number of DJ/producers who want to keep their music authentic and creative. Thus, he plans to reinvent himself and counteract the status quo. Skream humbly admits that the genre has bled into the mainstream as the demand for nauseatingly big drops made for "EDM" stages and the masses, has skyrocketed."We’re all to blame, he admits, "it’s not anyone’s fault other than our own. You just wanted to make people go crazy, and that’s what they was going crazy to: ‘Trancey’ breakdown, big build-up, huge squealing drop. I fell into the trap of playing shows like that – it got to the point where I had to play certain records, and I was never about that. It got to the point where I felt like a robot.” 

“I was listening to so much different music, and I couldn’t play it out – I couldn’t play a disco record at a dubstep night,”
he explains.




Perhaps we are on the verge of a music renaissance. The scene has been saturated with a lot of talent but little creativity. Skream goes onto talk about how working with producers Instra:mental and DBridge, has helped foster an innovative mood. Modeselektor invited him to play a one-off techno set which gave him the push to take a walk on the wild side and begin making music that Skream himself enjoys; “This is a new chapter. Come with me, or fuck off.” 




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