The pioneering beats of Skream
It's interesting how some genres create a lexicon of band names that immediately tell audiences what they sound like. Metallica couldn't be anything else, and Marillion just had to be a prog-rock band. Likewise, Skream can only mean one thing: yes, it's dubstep. In this case, dubstep performed by one of its original producers and exponents. Buy or sell Skream tickets on StubHub and experience Croyden's very finest.
An authentic dubstep original
Skream dropped his first album in 2006, at the very beginnings of the dubstep wave that swept the UK and still echoes loudly in almost all forms of urban beat music. He formed a lasting partnership with fellow producer, Benga, which eventually led to them forming the highly commercial dance outfit Magnetic Man along with another pioneering force in the genre, Artwork. Skream was instrumental in influencing the direction of dubstep from the start, with his "Midnight Request Line" single often singled out in particular as the track that infused more melody into dubstep, thus allowing it to reach for more mainstream audience favour. The media climbed onto the scene on the back of the song, which brought dubstep the kind of exposure it deserved, making national and international stars out of its bedroom musicians. Buy your Skream tickets now and enjoy dubstep in person.
More mainstream musical crossover success
International stars in other, more mainstream genres have also learned where to go for cutting-edge production skills to add the slightest of edges to their pop chart hits. The pointedly androgynous La Roux, who hardly needs any help with up-to-the-minute pop culture credentials, found the perfect counterpart for her massive "In for the Kill" single when Skream released a blistering remix of it under a title that opened it up to a whole new audience, "Let's Get Ravey". Perhaps more surprisingly, John Legend also enlisted the erstwhile dubstep whizz-kid to produce for him. Skream has also made the transition to radio personality, having begun to host a weekly slot on BBC Radio 1. Further extensions of his career have included writing soundtrack music, most notably for the edgy teen drama series, "Skins", worshipped by a generation of disaffected teens for its darkly humorous portrayal of their lives. This brought Skream full circle, in a sense, with his earliest work having been quite bleak slices of minimalist dubstep, with a vaguely ominous quality. However, getting yourself some Skream tickets on StubHub won't expose you to any of that. You'll get to see Skream in all his mainstream glory, a heady brew of dubstep, house, techno and good old disco.
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